I have made peace with corn cobs because the worms do seem to like them and the cobs seem to hold a lot of water and they did eventually after a year break down. The ones from last year are well fractured and should be gone in a few months. Procedure for a tiny flow through bin: Dunk in water to remove salt. (Most people probably do not need to do this if they use a normal amount of salt. I use lots of salt.) Break into three pieces by hand... because I am not strong enough to break them into four pieces and did not want to use a knife. That hand crank food grinder would be even better on these. Like lawn grass clippings they seem to start out being a green food and end up being a brown bedding.