A handful of waste takes just a few weeks to compost. However, you need to build up a good amount of compost to make harvesting it easy and worthwhile. Typically, it takes around a year to fill the Wormery with compost (with The Tiger Wormery you obviously harvest each tray more frequently). This is because most of food waste is liquid content which is released from the food and comes out the tap as the liquid feed. Please note when using the liquid feed, it needs to be diluted 10 parts water to one-part liquor, before use on your plants or vegetables.