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HN-CAD003 The Worm Factory

The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black

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  • The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black
  • The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black
The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
The Worm Factory
Dimensions
16L x 16W x 28H inches
Material
Recycled Plastic
Warranty
5 Year Warranty
Weight
15 lbs.

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  • Made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic
  • Measures 16L x 16W x 28H inches
  • Best in temp. between 45 and 85 degrees
  • Can house 6,000 worms (not included)
  • Approximate weight is 15 lbs.
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The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (18)
  • Durable (15)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Capacity (13)
  • Compact (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (11)
  • Coffee grounds (9)
  • Fertilizer production (9)
  • Ecological waste disposal (6)
  • Leaves & brush (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10), Getting started (10), Casual adventurer (7)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort driven (5), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

5 tray compost bin is a winner

I've had the Eisenia foetida composting worms for 4 years now and have tried several different styles of composters. During the Iowa winter I keep them in a spare bedroom. Larger compost bins I've...Read complete review

I've had the Eisenia foetida composting worms for 4 years now and have tried several different styles of composters. During the Iowa winter I keep them in a spare bedroom. Larger compost bins I've tried easily become anerobic or become too heavy for me to move. Last fall I purchased a 5-tray compost bin and have used it in the kitchen all winter. My husband hasn't minded it at all since it doesn't smell and he likes having it closeby to quickly lift the lid and throw in coffe grounds, veggie scraps, banana peels etc.
I enjoy using the wonderful worm castings to mix with potting soil as well as making "tea" to water the plants under my grow lights etc. I have access to free wooden and plastic boxes but have come to realize this 5-tray composter is worth the money. I plan on buying two or three a year until I have enough to throw away my other containers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

too much money for the product

I use this worm composter in the basement. The weight of the bins is too heavy as bins appear too compacted and need frequent airation. I like the design of the composter but think...Read complete review

I use this worm composter in the basement. The weight of the bins is too heavy as bins appear too compacted and need frequent airation. I like the design of the composter but think the bins should be designed so they are anchored onto the edge of the bins with enough air for the worms without compressing onto the lower bin. I think I'd prefer an open bin rather than this tower design.

Reviewed by 41 customers

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4.0

So far so good...

By Louise

from Sharon,MA

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Composting
    • Gardening

    Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

    The unit arrived a bit earlier than expected. Easy to assemble (even though the instructional video shows an earlier version with different assembly). Video is helpful for beginners. Was surprised by lid ( just a flat plastic square that rests on top). In action, however, it seems fine.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy to start

    By Dc

    from LAS VEGAS,NV

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen Scraps

      Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

      Easy to start and good information in the manual.

       
      5.0

      good price..quick shipping

      By Kathy

      from WOODSTOCK,IL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Capacity
      • Easy Assembly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Coffee Grounds
        • Fertilizer Production
        • Fruit Rinds
        • Kitchen Scraps
        • Leaves & Brush

        Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

        good price..quick shipping

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        High maintenance

        By Ellen

        from AURORA,IL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

            I've been using a basic Rubbermaid like tub for two years now to turn food wasted into soil, and the worms love it. I keep the bin outside for most of the year, and move it inside for winter.

            So, I thought it was time to do something more sophisticated.

            This system, however, would have taken too long to implement, had a loose fitting lid (flies?), and could not be kept outside. So I felt the need to return it. It was better looking, but not necessary better functioning, at least not right away. For first time compost-ers, I would be a great place to start, but my bin is super easy if not super attractive.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The worm factory

            By Baldy

            from Cave Junction, OR.

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easy Assembly
            • Odor Free

            Cons

            • None yet

            Best Uses

              Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

              I placed my order on a Monday and received my worm factory on Wednesday in great shape. I'm just waiting for the worms to arrive. (Can't wait)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              worm composter

              By Brian

              from MILWAUKEE,WI

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Capacity
              • Easy Assembly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

                  one small problem- i added two more bolts and nuts to secure base to drainage pan. by adding the two bolts made the conection more secure.

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy to put together

                  By Linda

                  from Farmville, Va.

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Assembly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

                      The worm house is wonderful. Easy to put together and easy directions. I can't understand why the worms were shipped and arrived a week before the worm composter, though! Had to keep the worms in the shade in a bucket with the materials necessary for survival until the composter arrived.

                       
                      4.0

                      I will be buying more of these

                      By Papa Anka

                      from Frost, TX

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Capacity
                      • Easy Assembly
                      • Sifts Old From New

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                      • Coffee Grounds
                      • Ecological Waste Disposal
                      • Fertilizer Production
                      • Fruit Rinds
                      • Kitchen Scraps
                      • Leaves & Brush

                      Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

                      I haven't put worms in yet. That will be next week. So far though this product seems to be a good deal

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Service and delivery were supurb.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I'm having the best time ...

                      By Prof. Liz

                      from Montclair, NJ

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Capacity
                      • Composts Quickly
                      • Easy Assembly
                      • Odor Free
                      • Sifts Old From New

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Coffee Grounds
                        • Ecological Waste Disposal
                        • Fertilizer Production
                        • Fruit Rinds
                        • Kitchen Scraps
                        • Shredded Junkmail

                        Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

                        I juice for health and weight maintanance. I hated wasting the mulch. This composting device is a convenient size, grows over time, is easy to use, and I'm almost sheepish about the delight I take in feeding my worms. I plan to share my compost with our school garden.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best deal found after shopping around!

                        By OldBulldog

                        from Arlington, Texas

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Capacity
                        • Composts Quickly
                        • Customer service
                        • Easy Assembly
                        • Odor Free
                        • Sifts Old From New

                        Cons

                        • I did not buy the worms
                        • Wish I had another one

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The Worm Factory® 5-Tray Recycled Plastic Worm Composter - Black:

                          No surprises! It was delivered as described. I had put some time and effort into shopping around and was about to purchase another system for $79.99. Luckily I came across CompostBins.com because even though their unit cost more it was a 5 tray and other was only a 3! Also, I did not receive credit for a promo code and sent an email to customer service. Credit was added within something like 2 days. Unheard of in todays world! Great customer service!!!

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                          Customer Q & A

                          8 Questions About This Product
                          Q: "How many worms do I need to purchase with the cascade compost bin?"
                          A: You should purchase about 1,000 worms to start your composter. After this initial purchase, the worm count will double every three months!
                          Q: "What's the difference between the 3, 4 and 5-tier worm composters. They all say can house 6000 worms?"
                          A: There will be nothing different between the 3, 4, and 5-tier composters, just the amount of trays included. You will want to decide how many trays to purchase based on how much waste your household will be generating. Essentially, the more members of you
                          Q: "Does the black 5 tier worm composting bin have a cover for the top of bin? If it does is it glass or plastic?"
                          A: Yes this composter will come with a Ventilation Tips Lid, and it will be made of plastic. This composter features a unique, self sorting upward migration to keep your worms composting.
                          Q: "I ordered worms from you and they have arrived before my composter. What should I do with the worms until I get the compost bin?"
                          A: The worms can last up to ten days in the packaging they arrived in. (Not the best, but they will last) Give them some water when they arrive. If you're afraid they won't make it, you can make a temporary home for them instead. Put the worms into a plasti
                          Q: "Considering 5-tray worm composting bin. is it suitable for outdoors?"
                          A: The Worm Fatory 5-Tray Worm Composter is intended for temperature ranges of 45 to 85 degrees. If weather in your area goes above or below those dimensions this will work perfectly indoors as it is also odorless.
                          Q: "Are there certain types of paper that will not work in the composter?"
                          A: All types of paper both color and black and white, and even magazines, can be composted in this unit. Keep in mind that the thicker the material (magazines) the longer it will take them to fully compost. We encourage the use of thin papers like newspapers
                          Q: "How many additional trays can be added?"
                          A: You will be able to add up to 3 additional trays as this composter can only hold a total of 8 trays. This composter will be made from 100% recycled plastic and will allo worms to happily nosh 24/7 on your kitchen waste and whatnot, providing you rich org
                          Q: "Are there certain types of paper that will not work in the composter?"
                          A: All types of paper both color and black and white, and even magazines, can be composted in this unit. Keep in mind that the thicker the material (magazines) the longer it will take them to fully compost. We encourage the use of thin papers like newspapers.
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