Worm Composting Bin

Compost, especially worm compost, is one of the most nutrient-rich composts available. It is an easy and effective way to recycle food scraps and nourish your plants, plus it can be a great project and learning experience for the whole family.

Build a worm composting bin in 9 steps

  • Level: Beginner
  • Cost: $
  • Time commitment: Afternoon or less
  • Professionals needed: none
  • Dimensions: 30" x 20"


  • Gloves
  • Garden hose or water
  • Drill and 1/16" drill bit


  • Two 10-gallon stacking containers
  • 1 coconut coir fiber block
  • Handful or more of redworms (you can buy these online or at some nurseries)
  • 2 shovelfuls of brown leaf litter and/or shredded paper
  • 1 shovelful of greens (vegetable trimmings, lawn clippings, etc.)


Sara Bendrick

Licensed landscape contractor, author, and TV personality Sara Bendrick is best known for her work as the host of I Hate My Yard where she tackles the tough yards of homeowners and shows them the possibilities that exist for their exterior spaces. She is also the author of “Big Impact Landscaping: 28 DIY Projects You Can Do on a Budget to Beautify and Add Value to Your Home.”