Chicago Recycling Coalition
Vermicomposting is a special type of composting, using worms to do the work. It's ideal for composting food wastes, because worms can process a large amount of food waste in a small area. Many people vermicompost indoors because it's more convenient than going outdoors to the compost pile, and in Chicago, worms can't survive the winter without special insulation.
A one-family size worm bin is approximately 2' x 3' by 10' high; bins can be purchased or are an easy do-it-yourself project. The vemicomposting process differs from standard composting. For a complete discussion, follow the links below for our Chicago Recycling Coalition's Guide to Worm Composting .
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