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HOT Compost BIN
HOTBIN is an innovative hot compost bin that super heats your food and garden waste to 60°c. Get rich mature compost in just 90 days, 32 times faster than a cold compost bin, it’s easy to use, fast and there’s no tumbling or rotating required.
Choose Your Compost Bin
Would you like a HOTBIN BASIC or HOTBIN EXTRA?
The HOTBIN is only available in one size (200 litres). However
there are two options when you purchase a HOTBIN.
you get the HOTBIN BASIC
with a lid thermometer, a set of cam straps and
an empty kick start hot water bottle.
Or you can get
your hands on the HOTBIN EXTRA
The HOTBIN EXTRA
comes with 3
additional items to
help you get started.
Accurately monitor the internal temperature by placing this thermometer in the top layer of waste.
25 Litres of Bulking Agent
Add a handful every time you add wet waste to create air spaces and keep the bacteria working efficiently.
Use this to mix up the bacteria in the top layers of waste and to remove your compost.
The Compost Bin That Really Works
Kick-start your composting by cranking up the heat to 60°c
(that’s 140 degrees Fahrenheit) with the HOTBIN Compost Bin.
The HOTBIN works by insulating your kitchen and garden waste to maintain the optimum temperature to allow the contents to break
down quickly and naturally.
It’s fast, efficient, easy to get started and keeps on working right through winter when all other methods go to sleep.
|DIMENSIONS mm ||1150 x 625 x 550 (Wheelie Bin Size) |
|DIMENSIONS ft / inch ||3' 9" x 2' 0" x 1' 10" |
|CAPACITY (INT) ||200 litres approx. |
|WHAT DOES IT EAT? ||Practically everything |
|WEIGHT ||8KG (when empty) |
|SPEED ||32x faster than cold composting |
HOT COMPOSTING AT 60°C IS 32x FASTER THAN
WASTE, LESS GOES
HOTBIN WORKS ALL YEAR ROUND
OPERATES BETWEEN 40 TO 60ºC WITH THE RIGHT MIX
NO UNWANTED ODOURS OR FLIES
How does composting work in the HOTBIN?
Simply: Add kitchen and garden waste to your HOTBIN, get rich compost out.
In a nutshell (yes you can compost those as well), the HOTBIN is an aerobic compost bin that gets HOT.
When we say HOT, we are talking about temperatures between 40-60°c and it’s this high heat that gets bacteria breaking down waste into compost in just 30 – 90 days, not to mention killing off weed seeds and pathogens!
To reach these temperatures you need to feed the bacteria in the bin and provide them with oxygen. In the HOTBIN you can feed them with a wider variety of waste than traditional cold composting heaps and divert more waste from landfill in the process. Pretty good!
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Simply add anything from cooked food to garden waste then add some bulking agent and shredded paper or corrugated cardboard to the mix to keep the air flowing inside the bin. Once the bacteria are happily eating away, the heat in the HOTBIN will rise and the compost will follow.
All of this without an untidy compost heap, back breaking turning and stinky odours thanks to the bio-filter in the HOTBIN minimising them and reducing the attraction of vermin and flies to the bin.
In 30-90 days from when you are hot composting, depending on the type of compost you would like, simply remove the front hatch and harvest your high quality HOTBIN compost. Job done!
Never tried composting before? It’s easy.
HOTBIN is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
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You DON’T need to be a master composter or have any gardening experience to produce your own high quality compost.
HOTBIN looks the part and has been well designed to blend into any garden setting. Simply add any food or garden waste and HOTBIN will do the rest.
Whether you have a small postage stamp of a garden or a large allotment - HOTBIN is the speedy, all year round composting solution for you.
Explore our HOTBIN Help
or contact one of our Composting Guru’s and they’ll be happy to help!
Hot Composting = Happy Customers
5 Star Compost Bin as rated by customers across the UK.
Day 3 using the HOTBIN, just checked the lid temperature and couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was showing 40°C after a chilly night. I quickly lifted the lid and could barely see the contents through the steam!
We have had it 6 weeks now and it’s amazing, the only real issue is that we don't have two. We both love feeding it and checking the temp. So far we have managed to hit and maintain 60°C using…
Catherine Part | 22nd October 2014
Timothy Woolley | 3rd January 2015
HOTBIN has also been featured in the press...
Grow Your Own Magazine - The Guardian - The Telegraph
Follow HOTBIN for Handy Composting Hints and Tips
TOP HOTBIN COMPOSTING TIPS
1. Locate your HOTBIN on a hard, flat surface. This discourages animals from nesting underneath the bin.
2. Ensure it is closed. Cam straps should be secured around the hatch. Any gaps in the door/lid seal will result in loss of heat and odours.
3. Keep your HOTBIN clean at all times. Ensure no food waste is left around the lid, hatch and door edges. This will help contain odours which may attract vermin and foxes.
4. Look after your HOTBIN. Avoid using strimmers, rakes and other garden tools around the HOTBIN. Do not use tools to lever off the hatch.
5. Take care of accessories. Keep tools and user guide together for easy reference.
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