Next you want to obtain your red worms. Regular worms you find in your garden will not survive in these bins. We bought ours from Gardens Alive! but there are many other places to buy them through the Internet. They cost about $50.00 for 500 worms, which is what you will need for this size bin.
Feed your worms vegetable scraps at least once a week. Feeding lightly and often will produce more worms (which is good when starting a new bin) and large amounts fed less often will fatten your worms (good for fishing). Add more cardboard, shredded newspaper, hay, or other fibrous material once a month, or as needed.
It varies how long it takes for the worms to make it all into compost -anywhere from 1-6 months. Check on its progress regularly. When you feel it is time to take out the rich soil, simply push the contents of the bin all to one side and add fresh food, water, dirt, and bedding to the empty space. The worms will slowly migrate over on their own.