If you’re pondering better ways to take care of rubbish removal in Rozelle, you might want to consider worm farming.
A worm farm is a fun and environmentally friendly way to reduce food waste. It allows you to turn organic kitchen waste into fertiliser for your garden.
How does it work?
Worms eat organic waste from your kitchen, and in the digestive process they turn this waste into liquid fertiliser and solid waste called worm castings. These will, if put into your garden and pot plants, help them thrive. Worm liquid is a great alternative to purchased fertiliser.
The liquid the worms produce needs to be diluted with water until it resembles weak tea. Excess liquid can be bottled for later use.
You can buy worm farms and their required products from places like Bunning’s and other local garden centres. Your local council will in all likelihood provide information on worm farming as well.
Some things to note:
- Worms need a cool and shady spot in or outdoors. They will not thrive in heat or direct sunlight.
- Choose a farm size based on your space as well as how much organic waste you generate.
- There are commercially-produced ready-made farms available, or you can make your own.
- Farms can be made using recycled plastic, polystyrene vegetable boxes, or untreated wood. Never use treated wood as it can leach chemicals and harm the worms.
- Worms will need a bed made of leaves, soil, and shredded paper, to a depth of 15cm. It needs to be kept moist but not too wet.
- Obtain worms from a commercial worm producer or your local garden centre or nursery. You will need to start with 1000-2000 worms. They will eventually breed.
- Settle them into their new home! They need to be kept damp, cool, and covered.
- Worms will eat: vegetable peelings, fruit peelings, tea leaves, bread, crushed eggshells, and very small portions of moistened paper products like cardboard egg cartons. Chop food as small is possible.
- Feed small amounts regularly and in one location at a time. Cover newly provided food with a light cover of the worms’ bedding.
- Don’t overfeed the worms! Only offer more food when the last meal has been almost finished.
- Never give worms dairy, meat, fish, or any other animal products.
- Avoid giving worms citrus peel, garlic or onion – they don’t like these.
- Empty the harvesting tray of liquid regularly using the tap.
- Check the website of your local council for more information on worm farming!
For all non-worm –farm-suitable waste, call AA Adonis Rubbish Removals for our convenient, affordable, to-your-door service for removal of all non-hazardous rubbish and waste. We will sort and distribute your unwanted goods for donation, repurposing, recycling, or environmentally considered disposal into landfill.
Call us for rubbish removal in Rozelle today.