Speed up compost production

Saturday, 17 March 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

What materials will add energy and hence help increase the temperature of wet waste?

You can speed up compost production by adding any dry 'brown' carbon rich material like wood chip, wood shavings, sawdust, cardboard, corrugated cardboard, paper, shredded office paper, newspaper, tree pruning.

In practice, it needs to be an easy to consume energy source (i.e. high cellulose, low lignin), and in a form that will not block airflow. We recommend pieces of corrugated cardboard. It is a convenient benefit that cardboard this is readily available in almost every house!