Shipping Policy

jim_faceOur Policy is we guarantee Live Delivery of all our worms. We ship out Live Worms every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday morning via USPS Priority mail. (Usually delivered within 3 days anywhere in America) -Deadline for Mondays shipment is Saturday. All orders must be placed before Sunday to be shipped Monday morning. We must have a day to harvest and pack all the live worms before shipment on Monday morning. We reserve the right to withhold shipments due to weather extremes.

If you require a rushed delivery or a special request please call or e-mail us, we are happy to do what we can.

Worm Kits and Composters are shipped via UPS and FED-EX.

Our Worms are packed in breathable cotton bags and shipped in 8 inch cubed corrugated cardboard shipping boxes. They are clearly marked LIVE WORMS / PERISHABLE.

Please if possible notify your postal man/woman that a live product is expected. If your worms arrive and have perished please contact us via e-mail or by phone to handle the situation. 

If your worms arrive and have perished please contact us via e-mail or by phone to handle the situation. We will need to be notified within 48 hours of your worms arriving dead in order to have a reshipment mailed. We may request photos of both the worms and the box that they arrive in.

Worms Species:   After 50 years Uncle Jim’s has become a expert in raising and supply composting worms to the public. Uncle Jim’s sells only the healthiest and finest composting worms for both garden and indoor/outdoor composting. Our bed run worms are superior because they work all layers of the compost not just the top few inches. Giving you a better compost faster. This also gives an advantage in that as conditions change certain species will multiply as conditions become unfavorable for another keeping you with a constantly healthy composter.  Because they are bed run some orders may have more than one species than another but rest assured their populations will naturally adjust to the needs of your waste. Because of the adaptive nature of worms some varieties reproductive rates change with warmer weather, colder weather, moisture levels, soil content etc.

*We are currently able to ship to all of the 48 continental United States as well as Alaska. We are also able to ship to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. We are unable to ship live worms to Hawaii due to strict laws regarding introducing non native worms into the soil. We are unable to ship to any country outside of the United States.*

Uncle Jim