Pick-Up Order Pricing

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE May 2023 *** – Unfortunately, the business is shutting down this season. There is currently a limited supply (30-40 batches at most) of Easy Worm Mix – along with a selection of bins and commercial bag systems (and various other products) available as of early June (pick-up in Waterloo Region only). If you are interested in learning more, please reach out via this new contact page. Thanks very much!

Our primary composting worm product is called “Easy Worm Mix”. This mix is designed to be the ultimate starter culture for a new vermicomposting system (worm bins, backyard composters etc). It consists of a high quality habitat/food mix, loads of worms (“breeders” plus countless juveniles), along with high numbers of cocoons (which can each release an average of 3 new hatchlings).

The habitat material that comes in each bag will help to inoculate your system(s) with beneficial microbes and other helpful composting organisms, and just generally help to kickstart/accelerate the vermicomposting process. Since it’s material the worms have been living in, and are used to (unlike the typical sterile shipping materials such as peat moss) – it should also help them to settle in to their new environment much more quickly as well.

For more information (along with step by step instructions), please refer to the Easy Worm Mix guide before placing your order.

Easy Worm Mix – Summary of Key Benefits

  • Less expensive (than “pounds” or larger counts of worms).
  • Ships incredibly well (we’ve had boxes in transit for as much as a month and the worms were perfectly fine).
  • Worms settle into new home more easily.
  • Lots of cocoons -helping the population to grow very quickly
  • Comes with valuable vermicomposting ecosystem, and habitat material the worms thrive in.

Potential Limitations

  • MAY require a bit more patience – especially if you are stocking a larger system
  • Not ideal if you need a lot of larger worms right away (for fishing etc). The “breeders” are a good size, but it is recommended you keep them in the system so they can continue to produce cocoons (they can each release as many as 3 or more per week).

We recommend 1 bag of Easy Worm Mix for a typical home “worm bin”, 2 for larger systems (eg backyard composter).

Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP)

**IMPORTANT – Please read carefully before placing an order**:

1) We are now only accepting e-payments for pick-up orders. This helps us serve you better since it is much easier to schedule pick-up appointments (worms can be left out for customers). You are welcome to order using the buttons below, OR to send an Interac e-mail transfer (very easy if you bank online) – but in the latter case you should get in touch with us first.

2) Pick-ups are by appointment only – but since all orders are pre-paid, the pick-up schedule is very flexible. We do our best to fill orders as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that in most cases you should expect 5-7 days turn-around time – longer during busy times, when larger orders are placed, and when ordering just before the weekend. Feel free to email before placing your order if you would like to get an estimate on turn-around time for a planned order.

3) Our sole pick-up location for 2020 season is in Waterloo ON. Please only place an order below if you know for sure that you will be able to make the trip to get your worm mix (or have someone else who can pick them up for you).

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2021 won’t be a normal season and I will only be filling pick-up orders (Waterloo Region pick-up location), on a very limited basis. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are trying to track down composting worms – and make sure to mention if you need them shipped (this plus location in subject line will help a lot). I will do my best to help! ***

1 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (Waterloo Pick-Up – HST INC) = $40 $35
2 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (Waterloo Pick-Up – HST INC) = $74 $60
3 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (Waterloo Pick-Up – HST INC) = $105 $75

**If you would like to order 4 or more bags of EWM for pick-up, please get in touch for a custom quote and availability information.**