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Inverting Worm Bins

A type of flow through bin which is inverted to be harvested via a removable bottom. They have a locking lid and are inverted by rolling over, pivoting on a stand or simply turned upside down manually.Inverting bins are typically batch harvested rather than continuously like traditional 'flow through' designs.An inverting type is top fed and provides the same excellent aeration from the top and bottom similar to traditional flow through bins.Some examples:…See More
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Inverting Worm Bins

A type of flow through bin which is inverted to be harvested via a removable bottom. They have a locking lid and are inverted by rolling over, pivoting on a stand or simply turned upside down manually.Inverting bins are typically batch harvested rather than continuously like traditional 'flow through' designs.An inverting type is top fed and provides the same excellent aeration from the top and bottom similar to traditional flow through bins.Some examples:…See More
Mar 9, 2014
Mike aka Boreal Wormer replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"Thanks for suggesting it Mary. Lots of good conversation here."
Mar 9, 2014
Mary Trott replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"Thanks for starting this one, Mike!"
Mar 9, 2014
Mary Trott replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"Our town is so small, I doubt any of the fast food places go thru buckets very quickly...just asked at one and they said come back next week and we MIGHT have one :p"
Mar 9, 2014
Patrick G. Perry replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"Most of the restaurants, bakeries and grocery store deli/bakeries have buckets, as you well know from your heavy duty pickle buckets."
Mar 9, 2014
Thomas Vincent replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"We have several thrift stores on Whidbey island. I get most of my supplies from them. The green buckets were a find. They held pickles and still smell like it. Fortunately, the worms don't seem to mind. The real trick is to find buckets that…"
Mar 9, 2014
Mary Trott replied to Mike aka Boreal Wormer's discussion Different ways to convert buckets into inverting type bins in the group Inverting Worm Bins
"Nice work, Thomas! You seem to get your hands on a lot of buckets! I guess a couple sheets of newspaper and a dinner plate would serve to hold everything in place in the bottomless buckets when you invert them...?"
Mar 8, 2014

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When did you start composting with worms?
May 1, 2004
What do your worms like to eat?
kitchen waste
What kinds of worms do you have?
Eisenia fetida
What worm bins do you use?
20 litre Inverting Pail Worm Bin
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
1 - 2
My Vermicomposters.com Map Entry URL:
http://vermicomposters.com/wormbin?id=166
About Me:
I became interested in verimcomposting in 2003 and purchased Worms Eat My Garbage: How to setup & maintain a vermicomposting system to research the subject. I started my bin (my first) in May 2004. I'm an apartment dweller so it's nice to be able to compost at home.

After having a pocket fed/batch harvested storage tote bin for years and experimenting with a small top fed/continuous harvest flow through bin I found I prefer to harvest the vermicompost in less frequent large batches rather than continually. The 'top feeding' aspect was still desirable as it's tidier than the 'pocket feeding' (digging required) method used in my storage tote bin.

An inverting type of bin which can be both top fed and batch harvested seemed ideal for me. In this design the bin is inverted (flipped over) for easy harvesting via a removable bottom.
Website:
http://members.shaw.ca/borealwormer/

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At 5:03pm on June 5, 2013, iJohn said…

Hi Mike, How's life in God's country...! Kinda spectacular neighborhood you hang around in, must be challenging putting up with allll that pure air and pristine nature...  I'm envious...! lol...!

At 4:49pm on March 7, 2014, Mary Trott said…

These are my first bins, yes. I have had the flow-through bag for about 5 weeks. I will be keeping the light on for a few days. I will also be checking every few hours for the first 24 hrs, and tomorrow I will feed them some melon rinds to make them happy.

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