Commercial worm containers are available in the market but you can easily turn an old tub or bin into a worm habitat. Just make sure that it is chemical and rust free. Drill a drainage hole at the bottom of the bin to prevent any water logging. You can take one large bin or several small ones. Just make sure that it has enough space for the worms.
Once you have decided on the container, set up the bedding for the worms. Bedding material could include shredded cardboard, newspaper, aged straw, fall leaves and peat moss. Worms love fall leaves. Moist up the bedding a bit and cover the container for a couple of days before adding the worms.
Food waster/ compost:
It is ideal to mix in food waste with the bedding a few days before the arrival for worms. This will make the perfect setup for thriving worms. Waste material out of your kitchen like vegetable & fruit waste, bread crumbs and tea bags make the best compost for worms. However, keep away any human waste, chemicals and oils from the container. Mix the waste with the bedding and cover the container until you introduce the worms.
Get red worms from commercial worm suppliers or friends and neighbors who breed worms. You just need a small quantity because soon they will reproduce at an exponential rate. Add the worms to the bin and place the cover. Keep refreshing the food waste every week and also add ore shredded newspapers and some water. Your worms will multiply in no time.