HOTBIN Help

Get the answers to the most popular composting questions.

Need any help getting started?
Why should I choose HOTBIN?
Find out what's involved - Download our User and Quick Start Guides for an easy set up.
Find out the benefits of hot versus cold composting and how they vary.
Work your way through our Check List - Get your HOTBIN up to 60°c in no time!
Does your household generate enough waste to satisfy your HOTBIN. See what we suggest.
Water leaking from the mesh plate, putrid odour, 30°c but not 60°c.
Find out the how hot composting works. Keep your bacteria happy!
There are a couple of different ways to start your HOTBIN. Find out which method suits you.
What are the most important features when shopping for a compost bin?

 


Thursday, 25 February 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN Composting has been acquired by UK manufacturer DS Smith Foam Products.

Thursday, 12 November 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN Composting receives nomination for Most Effective Composting Product.

Friday, 6 November 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Compost too acidic or alkaline? Everything you need to know about pH levels in a compost bin.

Friday, 6 November 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Bacteria is essential to the composting process however is old compost good to add in the HOTBIN or should it be avoided?

Wednesday, 23 September 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

What does your first batch of compost look like? The base layer in your HOTBIN may need to be partially or completely reprocessed - find out why.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Vermin and other pests are largely attracted to the HOTBIN because they can smell food waste around the bin. By keeping the HOTBIN and the surrounding area as clean as possible (for a compost bin) this can help in reducing the attraction of pests. There are a couple of considerations for your HOTBIN hygiene.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

It is normal for the holes in the internal base plate to be filled with compost. They do not need to be cleared for the HOTBIN to work efficiently.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Is peat or peat-free compost better? Or will making your own compost reap the best rewards for your garden? We look at why making your own compost is surely the best option.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Snibston Composting Demonstration Site run by a Master Composter featuring HOTBIN's moves to Leicester Botanic Garden.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Do you think your HOTBIN is getting too hot? We cover hot HOTBINs and questions surrounding compost combustion.


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