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Hungry bin worm compost binThe Incredible Hungry Bin

Designed and built in New Zealand, the Hungry Bin is the best worm composting solution and, if you want the most nutritious compost, is probably the best compost bin on the market. Worm compost has higher nutrient levels than compost made without worms and will be of a finer consistency. Worm casts are the optimal soil enricher; they contain balanced easily absorbed nutrients for your plants as well as improving structure and water retention in your soil.

The Hungry Bin is a unique worm bin design as there are no trays to change and requires very little maintenance. The conical shape has been designed to compress the wormcast compost towards the base of the bin. This mimics natural soil pressure and encourages the worms to stay at the top. Higher concentrations of worms where the food is means it break down quicker but it also leaves the worm castings at the bottom virtually worm free.

Hungry bin wormery vermicompost

Harvesting the finished compost couldn't be easier either. The base is simply unclipped to allow a 'brick' of compost to be removed. The tapered shape keeps the compost above in place while you snap the tray back on.

The bin is also prevented from getting too wet by the drain holes in the collection tray. This nutrient rich liquid plant feed produced by the worms drains into a drip tray below the bin where it can be collected and used around the garden.

The kit can be assembled in 15 mins and used anywhere including gardens, patio areas and apartment balconies. It will convert large volumes of kitchen waste into top grade compost while significantly reducing the amount of waste that goes into your bin.

The Hungry Bin is a sturdy and very well made composting option. It is manufactured from the same tough plastic as a wheelie bin and is quick and easy to assemble. It is also as easy to move around so can be placed where you need it most or moved undercover in Winter.


We think this is an excellent design that takes the complications out of worm farming and turns into an accessible composting solution for everyone.

Hungry bin worm compost system

Compost Worms
Worms live in the surface of the compost and will eat their own body weight in garden and food waste, the Hungry Bin's unique design creates the ideal living environment for them. Remember to only add roughly the same amount of food as there are worms in the composter. After eating the waste at the top of the composter or wormery, the worms convert it into the worm castings that form the rich compost bricks that can be removed from the Hungry Bin every two to six months. Worms are also available on this site.

What Can I Compost In The Hungry Bin?
Do Compost: fruit and vegetable scraps, pulp, tea leaves, cooked food, coffee grounds, crushed eggshells, lawn clippings, weeds, leaves, sawdust, wood ash, hand towels, tissues,shredded egg cartons, and even hair!
Avoid or limit: Shiny or printed paper, citrus & acidic fruit skin, spicy foods, onion, garlic, meat and dairy products, bread, pasta, and other processed wheat products.

Keep in a sheltered or shady spot anywhere outside the house or around the garden. It is easy to move even when full as it can be wheeled about to different more suitable locations. The Hungry Bin retains the smell of the compost inside and as such does not attract vermin. This allows it to be kept in a more convenient location like right next to the regular rubbish bins without being an eye-sore.