Clean • Simple • Easy Designed and made in New Zealand, hungry bin is a fast and convenient way to compost your food scraps. The innovative design is highly efficient and can process up to 2.0 kilos of waste per day. Hungry bin not only makes fantastic fertiliser and plant food - it looks great too.

Why hungry bin?

  • Reduce waste

    Food waste makes up nearly 50% of the waste thrown out by households. The average household in NZ throws out 1.5 kilos of food waste a day. Save your waste from the landfill and turn it into something useful.

  • Convenient

    You can put your hungry bin right by your door. It will not smell or attract flies. The lid is at a handy height so you can put scraps in easily. It has wheels so you can move it if you need to.

  • Fast

    The worms living in the hungry bin will eat their weight in food a day. The hungry bin can process from the smallest amount of waste up to 2.0 kilos (4.5 pounds) per day.

  • Clean

    No more lifting heavy and wet trays full of dirt and worms. The hungry bin is designed to make harvesting castings clean and effortless.

  • High capacity

    The hungry bin can process up to 2 kilos (4.5 pounds) of food waste per day, but needs very little space. The hungry bin is great if you’ve got a small garden or balcony.

  • Fertiliser

    The castings and liquid produced by hungry bin are very high quality and make excellent soil conditioner or plant food. It’s great to know exactly what went into your fertiliser.

  • Worms are separated

    The design of the hungry bin separates worms from the castings before harvest. If you do need to sort some worms from castings, the lid is designed to flip over, making a tray to help you sort your worms.

  • Vermin-free

    Rats cannot get into the hungry bin.

  • No heavy lifting

    The hungry bin is hard on waste, easy on your back. You do not have to lift any heavy trays to harvest the castings.

  • Free draining

    The hungry bin does not have a tap that can block or needs replacing. The liquid drains through a filter straight into a tray.

  • Save money

    Landfill is costly, especially for businesses. Save money by processing food waste on-site. The hungry bin system is modular, so you can fit it into any sized space. Just add more bins as you need them.

  • No smell

    When it is operated correctly, the hungry bin system does not smell. You can keep it right by your front door!

How the bin works

The hungry bin is a unique design. It creates an ideal living environment for compost worms. The worms convert organic waste into worm castings and a nutrient-rich liquid, which are both high-quality fertilisers. The liquid drains freely from the bin and into a tray placed below it. The tapered shape of the bin compresses the castings, encouraging the worms to move to the surface layer to access fresh food. Compressed castings are easier to handle and largely free of worms. It is a simple process to collect both the castings and liquid produced by the hungry bin.

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  • Secure catch prevents the lid opening in the wind.

  • Large handle at a convenient height.

  • Tight-fitting lid seals against insects.

  • Strong and secure tabs attach the upper body to the lower body.

  • A large filter in the bottom of the floor ensures the drain hole does not get blocked. It is removable for easy cleaning.

  • Strong and sturdy Zinc-plated legs.

  • Durable large diameter wheels.

  • Easy-pouring drip tray collects the liquid fertiliser.

  • Weight: Empty 12kg, Operational 95kg

I just put some worm dirt in my coffee sack, look what happened ...

—Gail Batten, Epsom, Auckland

I feed my flowering plants the juice from my hungry bin with great results. My epiphyllums seem to really benefit from it, they have all flowered prolifically this year.

—Nicola Strawbridge, Balmoral, Auckland