Pick-Up Order Pricing

If you live in Southwestern Ontario (i.e. within driving range of K-W Region) you may want to pick-up worms from our Waterloo location). We operate from home – with no “store-front”, “business hours” or “tours” – however, so all pick-ups are by appointment only. The advantage of picking up your order is that you will pay less, yet will actually receive more worm-rich material per bag.

Our primary composting worm product is called “Easy Worm Mix”. This is worm-rich material taken from our beds, added to a large breathable bag, and then packed with care inside a cardboard shipping box before being mailed out (or handed over to a customer). This product is a great starter culture for any new vermicomposting system. Aside from containing plenty of adults, Easy Worm Mix contains loads of juveniles and cocoons as well – so you should expect to see your population grow quite quickly.

The remaining 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 are used to (unlike the usual worm shipping substrate, 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 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.
  • Comes with valuable vermicomposting ecosystem.

Potential Limitations

  • MAY require a bit more patience – especially if you are stocking a larger system
  • Not ideal if you (for whatever reason) need an exact quantity of worms
  • Not ideal if you need larger worms (for fishing etc).
  • Not ideal if you are trying to boost the population in an existing system.
  • MAY not be ideal if you are using a stacking worm bin since your starter tray offers very limited volume.

We recommend 1 batch of Easy Worm Mix for a typical home “worm bin”.

Easy Worm Mix (PICK-UP)

QUICK SUMMARY – Again, our primary worm product is “Easy Worm Mix” (follow the link to access the guide). This is worm-rich material transferred from our beds to a large breathable bag, before being packed with care in a cardboard box and shipped to the customer. It is an excellent mix for stocking new systems – we recommend 1 batch for a typical medium-sized “worm bin”.

**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 AT LEAST 24-48 hours turn-around time – longer during busy times (and when larger orders are placed). 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) We are located in Elmira, Ontario (but our primary pick-up location 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 worms (or have someone else who can pick them up for you).

1 Bag of Easy Worm Mix (WATERLOO PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $30 CAD
2 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (WATERLOO PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $54 CAD
3 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (WATERLOO PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $75 CAD
4 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (WATERLOO PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $96 CAD
5 Bags of Easy Worm Mix (WATERLOO PICK-UP – TAX INC) = $115 CAD

**If you would like to order more than 5 bags of EWM for pick-up, please get in touch for a custom quote.**

*** If you need your “Easy Worm Mix” Shipped (you are not able to pick-up in Waterloo or Elmira Ontario), please order from the SHIPPED ORDER page. ***