Our History

Worm Return was born informally when founder Laura Totin Codori started composting kitchen waste at home in the early 2000s…

…which turned into an informal neighborhood (Allentown!)-based composting and community agriculture co-op

…which turned into a class project for an Entrepreneurship & Innovation class at Robert Morris University in the spring of 2017

…which turned into Worm Return in the summer of 2017!

Our Story

Why recycling? Why compost? We ALL feel strongly about it and do our part…

In grade school, Laura became known as the recycler of the playground. Humming along to “Ghostbusters,” she substituted “trash busters” and began changing the world one pick up at a time. Now she’s put her decade-plus experience as a composter and vegetarian to use in Worm Return.