How It Works

The Worm Inn facilitates “Continuous flow” vermicomposting.

The Worm Inn is designed to be suspended by a shelving unit, a sturdy cross-bar, a laundry hamper stand, or our latest design, an Optional custom 5 minute, no bend, no stoop stand kit.

After designating a place for the Worm Inn, such as a basement, a utility closet, a storage area, a garage, or a classroom, the bag is ready to be filled.

The only things required for set-up are:

  • The Worm Inn
  • Bedding
    • This includes cardboard items such as egg carton containers, paper towel inserts and newspapers – avoid glossy inserts
  • Food scraps
    • It’s best to let the food scraps sit for a few days so the microbial waste can develop, as this is what the worms actually feed on
    • Amount – Unlike plastic systems that only allow small amounts of food waste, The Worm Inn is fast becoming known for it’s incredible composting abilities.   It can process 5-10X the waste of most plastic Worm Farming Systems.
  • Worms
    • 1-3 pounds of Red Wigglers – see “Helpful Links” below for sources

Official Worm Inn Instructions (Making Worm Farming simple as it should be)

  • Choose a shady location for your Worm Inn.  Direct Sunlight can easily harm your worms.
  • Hang The Worm Inn.  You can use a laundry stand, a tv tray stand, or purchase the optional stand kit.
  • Zip ties are included with the kit as they work very well for hanging the (Heavy when full) Unit.
  • Pull the  ropes on the bottom of The Worm Inn, and lock the toggles to close.
  • Place a bowl or a bucket underneath The Worm Inn to catch any moisture drops.
  • Fill the Worm Inn half full with damp fluffed bedding.  You can use damp fluffed newspaper, cardboard, Coconut Coir, or even well washed Peat Moss.
  • Add worms (Recommended amounts 1-3 pounds)
  • Add your fruit and vegetable scraps.  As with any composting unit, bury your scraps in the bedding.
  • Water your Inn when it needs water, keeping the bedding damp.  You can water right through the mesh top.
  • When the worms have processed the scraps and the bedding, simply open the toggles on the bottom and control the outpout of the castings (Think milking a cow), into a bowl or a bucket.  When you see some unfinished materialsimply pull the toggles shut and put the unfinished scraps back into The Inn for further processing.
  • As the system settles, the worms move upwards, digesting the microbial waste of the food, which results in Worm castings, a rich fertilizer. These castings (or vermicast) are left below as the worms constantly move upwards toward more food.

This “continuous flow” of regularly adding food scraps and bedding, and then harvesting the castings from the bottom makes indoor composting practical and FUN for anyone.


  • No odor
  • Avoids “Muddy” castings
  • No tedious sorting
  • Productive use of food waste
  • Significant home garbage reduction
  • Rich fertilizer for plants and gardens

Why do this?

Food waste in landfills is a contributor of methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. By composting food scraps into vermicast, waste is kept out of landfills and transformed into a rich fertilizer for plants and gardens.

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