Does my food waste need to be broken up into small pieces before adding to the Subpod?

​You don’t need to chop everything up small for the worms, but it does speed up the process so your food will break down even faster.

Why does my Subpod smell?

If your Subpod smells, it indicates that food is rotting before the worms can eat it or there is not enough oxygen in the system.

How much food can my worms eat?

The amount of food that worms can eat depends on the size of your worm bin and the number of worms you have. As a general rule, worms can consume about half their body weight in food per day.

Are normal earthworms suitable for composting?

Normal earthworms, also known as "garden worms" or "lob worms," are not typically suitable for composting.

I have maggots in my wormery!

Maggots are the larvae of flies and usually gain access via eggs laid on the food scraps you put in.

What should I do about ants in my vermicomposter?

Ants in a vermicomposter can be a nuisance, but they are not harmful to the worms or the composting process.

Are your wormeries rodent proof?

The great thing about a tray system wormery is that a: It's off the floor so very unlikely to be attacked by rodents and B: Worms compost waste as you add it so they really help to neutralise the odours. We have had no problems with rodents with Urbalive or other tray system worm composters.

What can you not put in a worm compost bin?

Do not put intensely spicy foods into your worm composter, such as ginger or an excessive amount of citruses, as well as milk products, meat products, bones, oils, lard and other fats.

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The Urbalive Worm Composter is a home wormery kit that can be used indoors or outdoors for composting kitchen waste with the red worms. The perfect wormery for households, classrooms or offices.

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