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Dispatch: 2 to 5 working days  Material: Arpro® EPP (Expanded Polypropylene)  Capacity: Approx. 200 litres  Weight: 8kg (empty)
The HOTBIN is no ordinary composting bin. It HOT composts all year to RECYCLE your food and garden waste into RICH compost fast. Expect compost every 90 days without forking, turning,tumbling, undue odour or flies.
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The HOTBIN is like no other compost bin on the market, it will quickly chomp through all your food and garden waste turning it into rich, organic compost your garden will love.
The innovative design and insulating nature of the material keeps the HOTBIN HOT, creating a natural environment which quickly digests the contents, making HOT composting easy.
HOTBIN reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill by composting more types of food waste. Be less selective by composting 100% of all food and garden waste without the traditional composting problems of odour, flies, turning and tumbling.
Idependently tested by Garden Organic, HOTBIN has thousands of satisfied customers and a stack load of reviews and case studies proving that HOTBIN really is a HOT composting bin that works.
Trust HOTBIN, the HOT composting bin that lets you put more in!
Finding the Right Spot?
Locate HOTBIN on any flat surface, in sun or shade and achieve HOT composting throughout the year and rich compost in 30 - 90 days.
What do i need to add?
You will need a minimum quantity of 5 Kgs of waste per week to maintain hot composting. (5 Kgs is 10 litres, one large kitchen caddy the average for a UK household.)
Add in shredded paper or card to control moisture (a good way to get rid of your recycled paper) and bulking agent (partially composted woodchip) to provide aeration. More information here.
The HOTBIN (EXTRA) compost bin is assembled and ready to use.
It comes complete with:
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Standard UK Mainland Delivery (5 to 14 working days)
It is not essential to sign for your delivery. If you have a safe location where your HOTBIN can be left, please include details in the delivery instructions box during checkout. The courier will leave a card if you are out and have left no instructions.
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I've only had my Hotbin for 30 days but I was a total convert within 24 hours! I started it off with a mixture of half rotted compost from my dalek and chopped garden waste and vegetable peelings etc. I closed the lid and resolved not to peek for 48 hours, however I've never been good at doing as I'm told, (I ignore 'wet paint' signs) so of course I checked the bin a day later and I was amazed to see the gauge was already showing 70 degrees! After that I topped it up regularly as the level dropped. It's in total shade at this time of the year but even on a very frosty morning last week it was showing 110 degrees! It has now cooled to 40 degrees but I think this is because I can't fit any more waste in, so maybe it's time to take the front off to see what's going on in there, even though it seems a bit soon.If like me you're hesitating about spending so much on a bin, dither no more, you wont regret it!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
I can honestly say I am obsessed and completely blown away by hot composting and your product. Its happily composting at 70°c (inside temp). It took me a few attempts to get the balance right and I did use the hot water bottle on Friday. I've just removed the water bottle and to my amazement the water was still as hot, if not hotter then when I put it in. The amount of energy its generates its amazing. I'm 51 years old and feel like a little kid. I would love to find a way to harness and use that energy, but think a more clever mind is needed. I have a garage full of mulched leaves, grass cuttings and all my neighbours have waste boxes for food scraps, yep they thinks I've gone a bit potty. But I don't mind. Great compost awaits and I have a large garden.Thanks again. Haven't enjoyed a product so much in years!
Bin arrived very promptly after ordering. Superb after sales advice by phone. Excellent instructions sent with bin. A wealth of information available on Internet. A real talking point with friends and neighbours who have provided me with kitchen and garden waste. Wish I had bought one before. Eating more vegetables to ensure our new friend in the garden also gets its 5 a day!! The literature on line and phone advice if required makes this a number one product. Many thanks. A definite 5 stars.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
The green waste (bindweed, hedge trimmings, seeding weeds) we've hitherto taken to the recycling centre is now being sold on to a farm biogas plant, so local soil improver is no longer available. I’ve tried the commercial alternatives but these were rubbish by comparison with the municipal compost – too much undigested wood.When I looked at the costs to us of producing greenery & taking the waste to the dump ( fertiliser& nutrients from the soil, time, effort , transport) and what we got out of it (tidy garden and a smug eco-feeling) , I realised that the recycling contractor and the farm were doing rather nicely out of us. (The gas is used to generate electricity, for farm use & feed-in to the Grid, also residue to maintain the fertility of their fields). So I decided to try to deal with our garden waste on site and retain the benefits for the fertility of our own gardenI bought one Hotbin in July, to try it out - I am thrilled with the results. We had no problem getting it going & opened it for the first time yesterday, taking out about 80L of compost for mulching. This was, as the late Geoffrey Smith would have said, ` almost good enough to put in your sandwiches’. As the garden produces a lot of plant material, I have now ordered 2 more bins and look forward to bidding farewell to some of the Daleks – although they may still be handy as holding areas. Our council collects food waste, which is good, but if I get the Hotbin to eat that as well, I shan’t have to clean out the caddies – yippee!
24 of 25 people found this review helpful.
Prompted by a letter from the district council advising that they were charging for garden waste collection I decide to go ahead with the purchase I had been considering for some time. That was in Feb. this year. After 11 weeks I am pleased that I did. It took a little while to get started but is now charging away at around 60 degrees. I do have to keep an eye on it to make sure that the temperature is right but I guess that will reduce as I get used to it. The redundant brown wheely bin has become my dry storage for the bulking agent, which I feel is an essential ingredient. If you are a gardener who buys bags of compost to supliment poor soil, as we have done, once you get over the somewhat large price of purchase I feel confident that you will not regret it. As a matter of interest our village Allotment Association is very intrigued!
31 of 32 people found this review helpful.
I have read some of the reviews, and one or two mention collecting the leachate from the bin. I have mounted mine on breeze blocks, leaving a gap at the front. I then put a tinfoil container(although anything would do) underneath the filter and just pour the liquid off into my watering can or similar every few days. I'm sure it could go into a plastic milk container for storage until required. seems to work fine for me. The only problem i've had has been removing the compost without the rest falling down. It means I can never get to the compost at the far back unless I completely empty it. ANY IDEAS OUT THERE?
29 of 30 people found this review helpful.
I have only had the hot bin for 6 weeks now. I found it a little difficult to get it above 40 degrees for the first two week, I was doing everything that they advise to do but it was not working properly. I then bought some chicken pellets and put them strait into the bin within a couple of days it got upto temp and has stayed there. I've not opened it to check how it's doing yet but a family member has had the same bin for 6 months and it is working well. If your thinking about buying one then do it. It's well worth the money compared to a cold bin it works much better and faster. I also find that it doesn't smell like some cold bins. Hope this helps I am 100% happy and I'm sure you will be too. Reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is due to the problems at the start and having to buy a bag of chicken pellets.
46 of 47 people found this review helpful.
Persevere and you will get up to 40-60°c, ensure that when you are checking the HOTBIN's temperature that you use the internal thermometer as that will give you the most accurate reading.
I am quite an experienced composter and have had many models from Daleks to tumblers but this is definitely the best composter I have tried. From scratch, in six days, following the instructions, I have a half-full bin, puffing away nicely at 55 degrees (the extra thermometer is worth having as the one in the lid shows a much lower reading). It is a very ugly piece of kit and although I had the dimensions aleady, when it arrived it seemed an even bigger monolith for the garden than I had imagined. However, now I have found the perfect spot for it and given away two other composters which looked equally unattractive, I think Jones the Steam - as it has been named - and I, will get on just fine. Is anyone cooking in theirs? To celebrate week one I am experimenting with an egg and a potato. Could come in handy when we finally have to ditch fossil fuels!
24 of 28 people found this review helpful.
After ordering the Hotbin I was eager to get started but it took a while to arrive however I had a lot of material to get started with.It arrived well packed and no damage and I got started right away. I'm mainly putting grass clippings into it with lots of shredded paper and whatever food waste,tea bags, basically anything I think will rot down goes in. Even the dead mice the cat leaves at the door go in but as I'm using lots of grass the temperature is always at about 60c to 70c so am confident it will rot down safely and quickly. I've held off giving it 5 stars only because I haven't seen the end result yet but am confident that when it's ready to empty I'll be rewarded with some decent compost.If you're holding back on buying one of these because of the price as I did then I would say if you have enough material to fill it regularly then buy one because it really does work. It has become a fun obsession thinking of things that can go in there
25 of 25 people found this review helpful.
I received this just over a week ago. Took slightly longer to arrive than hoped but when it arrived I put it straight to use. For the first few days I struggled to get it to temperature, it sort of hovered between 15 and 30 deg C. I added further quick composting materials with bulking material and shredded paper and it has taken another few days but today hit the 60 deg C mark. Obviously too quick to confirm the compost yet but certainly it is hot with steam coming off of it. If I can keep the heat going I reckon it will work wonders.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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