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E. Vinje

Hi Heather –

There are several methods for harvesting worms or castings from your bin.

1.) Dump the bin’s contents out and then manually separate the worms from the compost.
2.) Move everything to one side and place some food on the other side. Replace the lid and come back in a week or so. During that time, the worms should migrate over to the new food.
3.) Bury a bag full of food inside your bin — the bag must have holes large enough for worms to enter — and leave it for a couple days. Pull the bag out and separate your worms.

I’ve included a link that should help. Scroll down to “Cleaning and Harvesting” for more information.


Good luck!