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Recycle Indiana > Composting > Worm Composting Worm Composting

Here's a simple way to dispose of your food waste: let worms eat it. Worms are very efficient scavengers and eat more than their weight in food scraps every day. Worm composting can be used as an effective food waste management practice for the home or institutions.

Worm composting, or vermicomposting, utilizes nature's process of recycling nutrients by creating a worm-friendly environment. Food waste is added in and consumed by red-worms. The bedding that is utilized for this program is also consumed by the worms. Each cycle produces worm castings which are a valuable soil amendment that provides an excellent source of organic nutrient for houseplants and gardens.

The information below will provide general guidance for your home or institutional vermiculture project: