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The Incredible Hungry Bin Worm Composter


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? Back in stock

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
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.
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?
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.
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 Dawn Teare
on October 11th, 2021
Does the bin come with its own worms?
Answered by Niall
on October 11th, 2021
Hi Dawn I am afraid not. But you can buy the worms on the website. Just put the word Worm in the search bar and the options will come up. Half a kilo is plenty Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Holly
on August 11th, 2021
Hi Niall, if weeds and other garden materials are added to this for composting, will the compost potentially contain seeds for the weeds to germinate again? Many thanks, Holly
Answered by Niall
on August 12th, 2021
Hi Holly This composter can take some weeds and grass etc but it is primarily for kitchen waste. To turn that in to compost. Typically if adding weeds to a compost system it needs to get good heat in to it to kill off the weed seeds. So you might be best looking at a Hotbin or Joraform as both will kill off all weed seeds Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Damien
on August 10th, 2021
Would it be possible to use a Hotbin for the first stage of composting and then transfer partially composted material to Hungry bin? This way all food waste could be utilised? Many thanks
Answered by Niall
on August 10th, 2021
Hi Damien Yes we have a customer doing just that and it seems to work very well Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Malvin Moloney
on January 30th, 2021
Hi Niall You mentioned bringing it in during prolonged -2, -3 degrees cold snaps. With my indoor space restricted, could a blanket be thrown over it at night instead? Co. Kildare
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2021
Hi Malvin Of course but you might be best to put more than one over it. A shed if you have one is also fine Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Emma Bourne
on January 09th, 2021
Chicken and horse manure
Answered by Niall
on January 11th, 2021
Hi Emma Yes however it can't be to fresh and would need kitchen waste added in as well Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Evelynn Fitzgerald
on January 01st, 2021
Hi, can cooked food/leftovers be added to the Hungry Bin?
Answered by Niall
on January 01st, 2021
Hi Evelynn Yes but i wouldn't go to heavy handed with them as it can take the worms longer to get through some of the food items. It is raised off the ground and sealed so vermin are not an issue Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Tony Deady
on October 27th, 2020
Hi, Currently your site is showing out of stock for the hungry bin, can you advise on when it Is to be expected in stock again? Than you. tony
Answered by Niall
on October 28th, 2020
Hi Tony We have a shipment coming in of Hungry Bins at the end of November. We will have them back on the website for pre-order in about 2 weeks time to guarantee delivery before Christmas Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Tim O’Hanrahan
on September 26th, 2020
Hi, I’ve had my hungry bin for 3 days and have some finely chopped veg on top but as off today they haven’t touched it. Actually, they have for the most part gone down into the compost. Is this normal? The fact they haven’t tried to escape and haven’t congregate in and around the roof must mean they are eating further down in the bin!
Answered by Niall
on September 28th, 2020
Hi Tim I wouldn't panic at all. The compost will have some nutrients in it that will keep them happy for a short while but they will make their way to the top in the next week or so Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Celine
on August 30th, 2020
Hi folks, I’m looking at the hungry bin and wondering about rodents. Please tell me it’s rodent proof 🙏
Answered by Niall
on August 31st, 2020
Hi Celine It certainly is. Once you keep the lid on properly rodents are not an issue with it. It is on a frame so very difficult for them to climb and even if they did they wouldn't be able to get in. We have been selling these for a few years now and never had anyone report an issue with rodents Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Breda OBrien
on August 12th, 2020
Just got my worms and have hopefully set the bin up right. How do I know my worms are still alive - on checking the chopped up veg is going mouldy and there are some fruit flies but is there anyway I can tell how the worms are doing?
Answered by Niall
on August 12th, 2020
Hi Breda If you dig down a few inches with a trowel or you hand with a glove on you should find the worms. It will be obvious whether they are alive or not. I can send you a copy of the user manual for better use of the product if you like but one should have come with the unit. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By CAMPION Jacques
on August 09th, 2020
Bonjour, je serais intéressé pour acquérir cette ferme à vers qui n'est pascommercialisée en France. Faîtes vous des expéditions vers la France ??? Quel temps d'achemiment faut il compter pour une livraison à mon domicile . Paravance, merci pour votre retour d'informations. Bien cordialement. Jacques
Answered by Niall
on August 10th, 2020
Bonjour Jacques Nous livrons bien sûr en France. La livraison est 9,95. Il vous suffit de choisir le pays à la caisse et la livraison prendra environ une semaine à 10 jours Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Sally Holmes
on August 01st, 2020
Hello, could I put the compostable coffee cups or compostable plastic pouches that come around some magazines or my flower food delivery etc, in this bin please? Thank you
Answered by Niall
on August 03rd, 2020
Hi Sally To be honest a lot of the coverings that say compostable are but they carry a film in the covering that worms will not digest so it is left as waste at the end of the process. It will break down but it will take quite some time in this composter Niall Quickcrop
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


Delivery Information 
Delivery times had been impacted earlier in the year with the increase in online shopping putting immense strain on couriers. We are nearly back to normal here in Quickcrop.

Please alow up to 10 working days for delivery of bulk items. Otherwise, please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience which may have been caused due to Covid-19 and very much appreciate your patience during this time. 

Standard Quickcrop deliveries only £4.95.

Standard delivery £4.95 - Our standard delivery rate is £4.95 and covers all goods except raised beds and some selected heavy items. £4.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of items ordered.

Raised Beds Allotment/Premier/Deluxe raised beds £9.95 - Raised beds carry a delivery of £9.95 per complete order. £9.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of raised beds or additional items ordered.

Bulky Items £9.95 - Some large items (e.g. compost bins) carry a delivery charge of £9.95. Any items that carry the large item surcharge will be clearly marked on the product page.

Will there be any extra charges? No, the price you pay at checkout is the price delivered to your door. There are no customs fees or extra delivery fees. 

Where do we deliver to?

We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£4.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us at support@quickcrop.com for further information.)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 - 3 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 3 - 5 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to DPD's or Tuffnell's website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can, of course, contact us at support@quickcrop.com should you require any further information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
You will be notified by text/email beforehand so you will know when to expect delivery. The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number if you are not in. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. 

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact us at support@quickcrop.com.

Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us in so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to arrive undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on support@quickcrop.com and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the photo is important so we can show the damage to our couriers and be refunded for the delivery cost.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simply don’t want them. Just email us at support@quickcrop.com explaining that you want to return your goods stating your name and your order number. It is your responsibility to return the goods to us but once they have been received and checked at our end we will issue the refund minus the original delivery charge.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you the cost minus the original delivery charge.

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