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Catawba County Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting display at the Catawba County Waste Education Center

Advantages of Vermicomposting:

  • Reduces household garbage disposal costs;
  • Produces less odor and attracts fewer pests than putting food waste into a garbage container;
  • Saves the water and electricity that kitchen sink garbage disposal units consume;
  • Produces a free, high quality soil amendment (compost);
  • Requires little space, labor or maintenance;
  • Spawns free worms for fishing

Equipment and supplies needed are a worm bin, bedding, water, worms and food scraps.

For more information, you may contact Kelly Groves. Phone: (828) 465-8240.

Worms Can Recycle Your Garbage

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Photo of Beth Cloninger, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionBeth CloningerCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 465-8240 (Office) beth_rogers@ncsu.eduCatawba County, North Carolina
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