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Worm Composting

Worms can turn kitchen waste (PDF, 133 K) into a high-quality compost for your garden. Worm compost (vermicompost) is rich, so you can use less than you would of regular yard waste compost. Worm compost bins, such as the E-ZWorm Composting Bin (PDF, 42 K), can be purchased locally at some nurseries and garden centers, or you can make your own worm bin out of a large plastic tub.

To make a worm bin:

  1. Buy a tub with tight-fitting lid.
  2. Make small air holes in the sides using an ice pick or small drill.
  3. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage.
  4. Add shredded newspaper, kitchen scraps, and worms.
  5. Learn how to manage your worm bin kitchen waste (PDF, 133 K)

Worms and Worm Bins

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Worm Composting Supplies

Organization

Supplies

Address

Contact

3 in 1 Worm Ranch

Worms, Worm Tea, Worm Castings, Tower Home Worm Farms

Poulsbo, WA

360-598-4242

Auburn Sports and Marine

Worms

810 Auburn Way N. Auburn, WA

253-833-1440

Bainbridge Gardens

Worm bins and composting systems

9415 Miller Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA

206-842-5888

BugaBay Company

Worm Composting Systems, Red Worms, worm composting information

3169 Fox Spit Rd., Langley, WA 98260

360-730-1619
www.bugabay.com
info@bugabay.com

Cascade Sales

Worms and worm bins

3316 E. Smith Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226

360-592-5970 or
360-592-0948 (FAX)
http://www.CascadeSales.com

Dinkelman Worm Farm

worm bins, red wiggler composting worms, vermicompost

47402 228th Ave. SE, Enumclaw, WA 98022

360-825-2394

Elderberry Earthworm Farm

Worms, worm castings, oak worm bins (will ship 2-3 day priority via U.S. mail in USA)

5245 Lola Lane, Langley, WA

360-321-1485 or
360-340-3764

Kitsap E-Z Earth Supplies

Worms, worm castings, worm tea, worm factories

16952 Clear Creek Rd., Poulsbo, WA

360-779-WORM(9676)

Minter's Earlington Greenhouse

Worms

13043 Renton Ave. S., Seattle, WA

425-255-7744

Molbak's Nursery

Worm bins and worm bin accessories (worms can be ordered for home delivery)

13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville, WA

425-483-5000

Northwest Wigglers

Red worms for composting, worm bins, books, instructions and advice

11508 128th Dr NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

206-755-4480
http://www.northwestwigglers.com/

Red Worms

Worms and worm bins

Bellevue, WA

206-501-8844

Seattle Tilth Association

Worms

4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA

206-633-0224
http://www.seattletilth.org

Sky Nursery

Worms, worm bins and accessories, and composting items

N.E. 185th St. and Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA

206-546-4851

Smith and Hawken

Worm bins

12200 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA

425-881-6775

Stone Way Hardware

Worms (will ship via U.S. mail or UPS)

4318 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA

206-545-6910

Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm

Red Wiggler Worms, Worm Factories®, Worm Castings, Worm Tea and brewers, Deluxe Garden Blend, Soil amendments

14741 Lawrence Lake Rd SE Yelm, WA 98597

360-894-0707
Toll free: 877-339-6767

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Updated: Nov. 7, 2013


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