How it works
We’re stoked to partner with you in achieving our vision for zero food waste to landfill in Aotearoa. Use these simple five steps to understand how our service works and how to get the most out of it.
1. SEPARATE YOUR WASTE.
Like other waste streams, it’s important to get our systems for separation right. We have kitchen caddies available, or you can source your own. The best ones are between 2 and 5 litres, with a lid (sealed or airtight) and handle for easy carrying. It’s best to locate these near where the waste is generated, which is then transferred to the worm bin. Some businesses/organisations set up rosters, appoint worm whisperers or write it into the cleaners contract. It’s also common for our worm farm to be directly situated where staff, guests or the public can use them.
2. FEED YOUR WORMS.
Your worm farm can take up to 2 kilos of waste a day depending on the health of the worms and their environment - just open the lid and empty your kitchen caddie inside. If you’re feeling really kind you can cover it with some newspaper or cardboard.
3. USE YOUR NUTRIENTS.
The drip tray will slowly fill with worm tea - feel free to add this to nearby plants or take it home to your garden. Emptying the castings from the clip tray at the bottom is part of our service, please let us know if you’d like to keep them and we’ll set them aside for you. They make the best garden fertiliser.
4. LOVE OUR SERVICE.
We try to visit our worm farms every 3-6 weeks (seasonally variable). Our job is to nurture an optimal ecosystem for our worms (Eisenia fetida or Tiger Worms) - this involves working with the PH, moisture, temperature and oxygen levels until we get it right. If you are curious and would like to know more, feel free to ask our friendly team member when they drop in.
5. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
Our service works successfully in homes, clubs, maraes and schools. If you know someone who would like to be part of this solution we’d love to support them.
Hire a professionally-serviced worm farm for your business/organisation today!
Fill out the subscription form in the button below and we’ll be in touch to get you set up.