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Friday, 11 August 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

99.5% of HOTBIN users report no issues with rats and remember our users compost meat and left over cooked food. There are steps you can take to minimise the risk of rats.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

Bulking agent creates air voids in waste to keep the HOTBIN composting aerobically. We look at whether sawdust can do the same job.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

See the HOTBIN and meet the composting team at a number of gardening shows throughout the UK this year.

Friday, 14 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

The majority of food caddy bags in circulation today are both biodegradable and compostable. Can these be added to the HOTBIN?

Monday, 10 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

How the HOTBIN bio-filter bag works and why it should'nt be removed from the bin.

Friday, 7 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

From rubber to pet fur, we present ten items which you probably thought couldn't be composted.

Monday, 15 August 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

Can eggshells be composted? What benefits do eggshells provide to soil?

Thursday, 4 August 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

The HOTBIN is supplied with two thermometers, learn how, why and when they should be used and during hot composting

Wednesday, 3 August 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN is an aerobic composter and does not require an external power source to work effectivley

Tuesday, 29 March 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN Composting recieves bronze award at the Edible Garden Show

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