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The Incredible Hungry Bin Worm Composter

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In a nutshell....

The Incredible Hungry Bin Worm Composter is a clean, simple and easy way to process organic waste. In our opinion this is the most efficient compost bin you can buy, it is very easy to use and produces fantastic high nutrient compost. What more do you want? Fully stocked now for 2020

Quickcrop are now the sole agents for Hungry Bins for Ireland and the UK.

Remember when ordering that the worms are not included so make sure to order worms as well. Obviously we have them so just put the word Worm in the search bar and they will come up for you.

Designed and made in New Zealand, hungry bin is a fast and convenient way to compost your food scraps. In our opinion it is simply the best home composting solution available. In a single day the friendly compost worms will eat their own weight in scraps and process approx 2 kilos of kitchen and garden waste.

If you are into gardening the most exciting part is what you get out the other end. Worm compost or vermicompost is the simply the best compost available. It has been thoroughly broken down by the worms into a highly nutritious, balanced plant feed that can be used anywhere in the garden.

The Hungry bin is a unique design. Traditional wormeries use trays of bedding material which need to be regularly changed and result in a cumbersome and messy process. The Hungry Bin is different. It uses a unique conical design which compresses the compost and encourages the worms to feed at the surface. This means the compost 'brick' harvested from the bottom of the hungry bin is largely free of worms. If there are one or two stragglers they can be placed back in the top of the bin to join their friends.

The conical design also works as a funnel strain moisture from the bin which not only keeps the worms healthy (excessive moisture is a problem with other designs) but produces a highly nutritious liquid plant feed or 'compost tea'. This liquid feed is caught in the drip tray placed below the hungry bin where it can be poured off into a watering can and used around the garden.

Dimensions: 950mm High x 600mm Wide x 650mm Deep (When Assembled)

Weight: Empty 12kg, Operational 95kg

The Hungry Bin Can process up to 2kg of waste per day

Hungry Bin Assembly Instructions

Owners Manual (How To & Troubleshooting)

Hungry Bin Timeline (What to do and when to do it)

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Steph Garrett
May 22nd, 2020
L Fray
February 14th, 2020
I'm hungry just looking at it, just joking - no complaints.
Colin Doherty
January 17th, 2020
Ordered this over the others, arrived quick and will amend review after some use has been got out of it
Peter Gaz
January 17th, 2020
Good bin, wheels make it easy anf quickly delivered
Geoffrey Hesslington
December 04th, 2019
I am a teacher so we got one of these for our school. It gives me endless things to cover with the kids and they love it. It also produces a lot more compost and gets through a lot more waste than i expected
G T
October 11th, 2019
Martin Faulkes
October 10th, 2019
Very impressed witht the build quality of this unit, very good quality parts. The worms come separately and took over a week to arrive but all is working now. Really enjoying using the product, it has become an addictive hobbby! Good customer service from QC over missing worms polite and helpful staff.
upul W
August 13th, 2019
I am from New Zealand and I have used one of these for 6 years or so. Small flies are there I think it is too wet. Add shredded news paper and that hopefully will solve the problem. I get more pee and worm poo than I can manage and I have almost 2 acres of plants. I have been told that worms reproduce faster as there is more food. Great product.
ElizMoore
December 13th, 2018
It arrived promptly and was easy to put together. It is early days yet but so far it does not smell which is good but there are lots of flies when I open the lid to add fruit and veg waste so am not sure if I am doing things right. Have only seen one worm climb up the side of the bin. Should I be 'stirring' the contents or something?
ElmaCusack
May 25th, 2018
I have only assembled,bled it thus far. This was easily done. It is a neat looking product and instructions are clear. Soon I need to get the worms and get using it.
KateBarnard
May 02nd, 2016
Very pleased with the product and the prompt delivery. Well packaged, easy to set up and use
Ask a Question
Asked By Mr Philip M Banks
on May 16th, 2020
If I order a hungry bin how long would delivery take
Answered by Niall
on May 17th, 2020
At the present time 5/6 working days Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Melanie
on January 26th, 2020
Hi Niall, can shredded paper that has computer print on it be added to the hungry bin?
Answered by Niall
on January 26th, 2020
Hi Melanie Yes all paper except for the glossy type Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Evelyn
on January 20th, 2020
What are the delivery costs to mid Essex please and do you recommend putting citrus and onions in to compost?
Answered by Niall
on January 21st, 2020
Hi Evelyn Delivery is Free on all orders over £40 so delivery is Free. Onions are fine for worms to compost however for some reason they tend to stay away from Citrus in general Niall Quickcrop
Asked By PJ McHale
on December 16th, 2019
How much worms would I need starting off,would 500g be enough? PJ
Answered by Niall
on December 16th, 2019
Thats right PJ half a kilo is perfect for starting off Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Michelle
on September 07th, 2019
Hi Niall & Andrew 🙂 What should I use as a bedding for my Hungry Bin? Also would ye recommend keeping this bin outside in our Irish climate? Thank you
Answered by Niall
on September 09th, 2019
Hi Michelle Straw is great however peat or general compost also works really well. Leaving it outside in our climate is perfectly fine however i tend to take mine in during the cold spells during the winter when the temperatures get down to below minus 2/3 at night. If you leave it out when it is to cold the worms will self regulate and reduce their population accordingly which reduces the winter effectiveness of the hungry bin Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Roy Healy
on July 07th, 2019
When will you have this item back in stock
Answered by Niall
on July 08th, 2019
Hi Roy We have a large shipment of them coming in to us in November Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Josephine Lambkin
on February 20th, 2019
Any idea when you will have in stock again please? Thank you
Answered by Niall
on February 22nd, 2019
Hi Josephine We should have them back in stock towards the end of March Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Stephen Johnson
on January 19th, 2019
In New Zealand this costs 325 dollars which is £170. Why is it so expensive in your shop?
Answered by Niall
on January 21st, 2019
Hi Stephen They are manufactured in New Zealand. There is a main agent in Europe for them who takes a cut and then the retailer in Europe has to make a margin. I have queried the price on a number of occasions with the agent in Europe and he doesn't seem to be able to get the price down for me no matter what quantity we buy and we sell a lot of them. Sorry about this. Not being smart but at that price you might be best shipping one up. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Josephine Lambkin
on December 06th, 2018
When will you restock please?
Answered by Niall
on December 07th, 2018
Hi Josephine We will have them back in stock at the end of January Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Yvonne Lynch
on September 03rd, 2018
Can you please clarify what can be used in this bin? My understanding is raw and cooked veg, grass, clippings, cardboard. . No meat,fish, bones. Is chicken manure allowed?
Answered by Niall
on September 03rd, 2018
Hi Yvonne I wouldn't put cardboard in as this is not like a standard composter. The worms have to digest and compost the material and they won't do this with cardboard. No meat or bones, chicken etc. Manure is fine but mainly grass clippings and waste from the kitchen. All your peels etc and some of the scraps from the table without the meat Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Erin
on August 30th, 2018
Are you going to get more of these in stock?
Answered by Niall
on August 31st, 2018
Hi Erin Not until early in the New Year Niall Quickcrop
Asked By John Russell
on July 29th, 2018
What is the procedure for getting compost out of the bin.
Answered by Niall
on July 30th, 2018
Hi John Once the unit has been working for about 3 months the compost internally starts to compact. Once this has happened there is a little trap door tray at the base and this will give you a block of the best every compost about every 3/4 weeks Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eliz Moore
on July 20th, 2018
How is it affected by the West of Ireland if it is left outside?
Answered by Andrew
on July 20th, 2018
Hi Eliz. The Hungry bin is designed to be left outside. It is best placed in an area with some shade and should not be exposed to prolonged below freezing temperatures but due to relatively mild Winters this is unlikely to be an issue. I hope this helps.
Asked By Alistair
on July 20th, 2018
Hi can you confirm can I compost all food scraps cooked/uncooked, meat etc except bone. And do we have to replace the worms regularly like end of winter & would they survive during the winter?
Answered by Andrew
on July 20th, 2018
Hi Alistair. The Hungry Bin is for use with raw food and should not be used to compost meat or fish. If you are looking for a unit to handle cooked food inc. meat and fish have a look at the Joraform or Hotbin both of which are also available on our website.
Asked By Keith Marley
on July 20th, 2018
Is this for uncooked or cooked food waste?
Answered by Andrew
on July 20th, 2018
Hi Keith. The Hungry bin can handle small amounts of cooked food waste but in general it should be viewed as a raw food composter.
Asked By C Tully
on July 19th, 2018
what is the minimum amount of waste you’d need to have a day for this to work?
Answered by Niall
on July 19th, 2018
You don't have to add to it every day. Once it is filled to about half full before you put the worms in and then a small bucket of waste from the garden or kitchen once a week. 5 litres would be plenty Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Marcel Escudier
on July 19th, 2018
When I click on specifications nothing comes up. I'd appreciate knowing the detailed spec.
Answered by Andrew
on July 19th, 2018
Hi Marcel. The specification tab is working on my end, are you on a desktop or mobile device? The specs are are follows: Dimensions: 950mm High x 600mm Wide x 650mm Deep (When Assembled) Weight: Empty 12kg, Operational 95kg The Hungry Bin Can process up to 2kg of waste per day
Asked By David Montomery
on May 18th, 2018
Hi Niall, apart from the look and how it works, how does this differ from the Pig composter? Can this take all the same things as the Pig such as food both cooked and raw, cardboard etc?Thank you
Answered by Niall
on May 18th, 2018
Hi David It can indeed except for bones. That said this unit won't break down the waste material as quickly as the Pig will due to the fact that the worms can't get through the waste as quickly as the heat in the Pig will break it down Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Eimear
on April 10th, 2018
Hi Niall, I'm just wondering does the hungry bin attract rodents?
Answered by Niall
on April 11th, 2018
Hi Eimear Not at all. That is one of the great things about it. As it is off the ground and sealed nothing can get in and they are not even attracted to it as there is no smell created. Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Michael Redmond
on April 06th, 2018
Where does the liquid collect?
Answered by Andrew
on April 06th, 2018
The wormcast collection tray has holes a grid in the base. The leachate drains through the base and is caught in the drip tray placed below the unit. The drip tray has a pouring spout to decant into a watering can etc......
Asked By Michael Redmond
on April 06th, 2018
Hi, 2x50L of compost? That seems a lot to start off a wormery
Answered by Andrew
on April 06th, 2018
It does but this is what the manufacturers recommend. The reason is you need sufficient material to fill up the cone shape otherwise the contents will fall out when the bottom door is opened. Also, the more full the bin the greater surface area for the worms to work.
Asked By Todd Sullivan
on April 06th, 2018
How many liters is the Hungry Bin?
Answered by Andrew
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Todd. The Hungry Bin is 120 litres and will process 2 kilos of food waste per day
Asked By Michael Redmond
on April 06th, 2018
Hi, what comes with the Bin, is there a starter pack with coir?
Answered by Andrew
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Michael. The bin does not come with a stater pack but we can supply coir or compost. The recommendation is 2 x 50L bags of compost.
Asked By FrankP
on April 06th, 2018
Does the liquid food need to be diluted
Answered by Andrew
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Frank. Yes, the liquid food is best diluted 20:1.
Asked By Barbara Murray
on April 06th, 2018
Do you supply worms with the Hungry Bin?
Answered by Niall
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Barbara We will have them as an option on the website in the next day or so however compost worms can be bought online from lots of sources so never an issue getting them Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Jo Wing
on April 06th, 2018
How many worms approx. will I need to collect for a healthy worm bin?
Answered by Niall
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Jo The worms that go in to wormeries are different to those in the soil in your garden. You will need compost worms or tiger worms. We will have these for sale on the website over the next few days. They are not expensive and can be got from various sources. Regards Niall Quickcrop
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