Vermi Buy Back
Earn Income From Making
Vermicompost at Home
What is Vermi Buy Back?
One day we hope to see South Africa become an organic farming state and we think the best way to achieve this dream is by getting society to help farmers repair their soil. So we invented a model where we will pay you to make vermicompost at home from your organic waste and then we will sell it to small farmers at a competitive rate. This is the new #FarmingEvolution and we need you to be a part of it!
How Does It Work?
You buy a membership card of the programme for R300
We deliver your worm products if you purchased some
You make vermicompost at home from your organic waste
We buy back your vermicompost when we are in your neighbourhood with our mobile buy back centre
The more you make, the more you earn
This is a completely new system to the world so please take time to learn how it works
Video coming soon
It's a Win-Win-Win Model
It allows you to earn side income from your food waste
It allows the small farmer to lower their input costs while transitioning to organic
It allows us to obtain a large quantity of vermicompost at a lower cost than if we were to set up a massive facility
How much do you earn?
The amount you earn depends on the Reward Level that you are on. The more vermicompost you sell to us, the more you earn. Eventually you can reach level X where you become and Authorized Distributor of Compost Kitchen Products, allowing you to earn from other parts of our business and maybe contribute a significant portion of your income!
Excited? Join as follows
To join the programme you need to purchase a once-off membership card for R300.
We will then send you a welcome pack while we create your membership account.
After your membership account has been created, we will video call you to verify that you are making vermicompost at home.
If you don't have a vermicomposting bin yet then you can add one to your cart while purchasing a membership card.
You will then be able to download our VermiBuy app where you can manage your account and request payouts.
Frequently asked questions
Why do I have to purchase a membership card?
This is a compltely original model so there is some admin get you set up in the system. You can earn much more than the once-off fee by making a lot of compost. We call it a micro-business - you have to invest to get returns. It gets you:
Unique membership card
Access to VermiBuy app
How much can I earn?
Typically a 4 person household produces 24kg of kitchen scraps per month and 30kg of garden waste per month. This can be recycled into about 27kg of vermicompost per month. If you are on Level 5, that could earn you R175/month, from waste you were throwing away. However, if you are loving composting, you can increase your composting operation at home to make larger volumes and earn up to R6000/month! We have a community which will teach you how - join our Composting SA Facebook group to get ideas.
How is the Quality Grade determined?
For now all samples will be classified as Grade A until we develop more sophistacted instruments to analyze vermicompost
How do I make vermicompost?
We have plenty of tools on our store to help you make vermicompost. For detailed guidlines, see our blog here
Where do I go to sell my vermicompost?
We have mobile buy back centres that rotate around the city, either on trucks or at organic markets. We'll let you know when we're in your area so you can bring your vermicompost to us to sell it. We'll weight it and measure its quality and then load the sale on your account.
How does the VermiBuy app work?
You will only be able to download the app and sign in once your account has been created. Thereafter you will be able to track your transactions and request payouts from your earnings. See the video for more