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It's been 12 months since I started tracking the amount of waste my red wigglers are eating in my inside (i.e. home) worm bins. I have other worm bins in the garage, but I've only been tracking the volume composted in my indoor bins.
The total newsprint, cardboard, and kitchen waste has passed 320 lbs. That's nearly the weight of two average sized human adults.
I've put 320 lbs into the worm bins. Assuming an 8:1 reduction ratio, that 320 lbs of garbage has been composted by my red wigglers into a resulting 40 lbs give or take of worm castings that I have used as a soil amendment in my backyard garden, in our flower beds, and in a dead patch of my front lawn. And this was achieved by a starting amount of 1 lb of EF's.
As a further illustration of the power of worms, suppose 10 households started a vermicomposting program like mine. Those figures above can be multiplied to 3,000 lbs of garbage and a resulting 400 lbs of worm castings. One hundred households vermicomposting their household waste multiplies to 30,000 lbs of garbage saved from the landfill.