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How to use earthworms for organic waste management

Organic waste management by means of earthworms is accomplished with remarkable success all over the world. Each type of waste has its own method and even a type of earthworm to do the conversion. Any dairy farmer, pig farmer or chicken farmer can use earthworms for waste management and we can assist farmers with setting up earthworm conversion operations. Where water is not available or contamination of earthwater is a problem, we design earthworm toilets which can be permanently used with very little maintenance, are odourless and get rid of harmfull bacteria. Sawdust can also be managed but only in conjunction with animal waste that is rich in nitrogen. Organic municipal waste which is free of plastic and metals can be converted to vermicompost which has about 20% the original waste volume, and is an excellent fertiliser. See vermicompost above.

Published:2006-02-14

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