The bin can be kept in the garden, on a balcony, in a garage or basement. The bin can be wheeled between different locations depending on the weather conditions or season.

Ideally choose a sheltered, shady spot for the hungry bin ­– the ideal temperature is between 15-25 degrees Celsius (60-85F). Avoid extremes of temperature, particularly full sun in summer, as temperatures over 35C (95F) may kill the worms.

On hot days and heat waves it may be necessary to bury a frozen bottle of water in the centre of the worm farm to create a cooler area for the worms to congregate.