Step 4 in How to Vermicompost
Start saving food and garden scraps for the Vermicompost Bin
Start collecting kitchen scraps for vermicomposting, by keeping them in a lidded-container beneath the sink or some place convenient to the kitchen. Stainless steel is always easiest to clean with just a rinse, but any sort of container will work, as long as it has a cover (to avoid flies and odor). There are also containers that you can buy online specifically for this.
Begin collecting scraps for composting a few days ahead of when the worms are introduced to the vermicomposting bin. This gives the scraps time to deteriorate some, and be in a state that the worms can eat. (Worms won't eat anything until it's decomposing.)
Note: Happy and healthy worms will eat up to half their weight in food each day. So if you begin with one pound of worms (about 500-1000, depending upon size), you can expect them to need 3-4 pounds of food per week.
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