Introduction to Composting

How does the size of the bin or heap affect composting?
A larger heap/bin will maximise the volume of waste producing heat in relation to the surface area losing heat. In general terms, bigger is better, as long as you have enough waste to achieve the desired temperature. These considerations are included in the HotBin design.
What should I do with additional thermometer?
Place the thermometer in to the top / centre of the waste. Try keep it in the hottest top 10 cm - Make sure when you're adding new waste that you remove it or it may get lost in the heap!
Locating the Key Parts of the HotBin
Please view our HOTBIN Schematic or download a PDF version to print to find out what's what.
How does the HOTBIN insulation work?
The ARPRO® material used to manufacture the HOTBIN offers outstanding insulation thanks to the millions of tiny air pockets within the 50mm walls. This  provides excellent resistance to thermal conductivity and heat transfer which means HOTBIN stays hot and retains the heat generated by the bacteria.

 


Monday, 10 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

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

Wednesday, 3 August 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

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

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.

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.

Friday, 15 May 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

It’s important to understand that the term “compost” is used to describe many things. Compost is actually the brown stable organic matter remaining at the end of the decaying (composting) process. Pure compost is not the same as “multi-purpose compost”.

Friday, 4 July 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

What are the differences between a wormery and a HOTBIN compost bin?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Just ordered a HOTBIN or giving it some serious thought? If yes that this is a must read to get you and you Hot Composting off to a great start.

Friday, 21 June 2013  |  HOTBIN Composting

Bulking agent can be bought from our online shop, made at home with a shredder or sourced locally. Have a look at our tips...

Monday, 14 January 2013  |  HOTBIN Composting

We recommend that any bulking agent you use is made up of a variety of different particle sizes.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

The art of composting all revolves around keeping your waste munching bacteria happy. Keep them fed, moist and aerated!


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