Re: Storing and disposing of maggots/worms
I used to buy a pint of maggots for a full days session, say 6 hours, and often returned with half of them. Rate of use depends on what water you are fishing and what time of year but it is no use piling in maggots if the fish aren't biting. If you start on maggots and the fish are having none of it so you switch to bread, for instance, you can have a lot left over.
One thing you never know is how old the maggots were when you bought them, so any guide to how long they will keep is useless. If I know I am going fishing again in less than a week I will keep the in my garage fridge - the wife won't have them indoors! If some, or all, have turned to chrysalids thats great because I reckon they are a better roach bait than maggots. If I am not going fishing for a few weeks I put them in a plastic food bag, force the air out and freeze them. I take them out a few hours before fishing and they make a good bait. Sometimes you can get a bite on a dead maggot when you can't get one on a live one, don't ask me why. Dead maggots are also good in a feeder because they won't burrow into the lake bottom like a live one will. Freezing is a better way to kill them as pouring boiling water on them can make them long and skinny and can wash a lot of colour out.
Which ever way you kill them they can go into a garden compost bin but I wouldn't put them into any food recycling bin the council collects! If you haven't got a garden recycling bin you could either bury them or put them in a plastic bag and put it into the rubbish bin.
Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.