HOTBIN Compost Bin (Extra)

HOTBIN Compost Bin (Extra)
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Our Price:  £185.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Delivery:  5 to 20 working days depending on demand
Material:  ArproŽ EPP (Expanded Polypropylene)
Capacity:  Approx. 200 litres
Weight:  8kg (empty)

  (27 Reviews)

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!

  HOTBIN composting benefits
  • Rich compost fast - 30 -90 days
  • More compost - Recycle all food and garden waste
  • Easy to set up and use - no turning, tumbling, undue odour, flies
  • Locate on any even surface - Sun or shade
  • Better for the environment
  • Works ALL year round - 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.)

Finding the Right Spot?

Locate HOTBIN on any flat surface, in sun or shade and still achieve HOT composting throughout the year and rich compost every 30 - 90 days.

The HOTBIN (EXTRA) compost bin is assembled and ready to use.

It comes complete with:

  • Lid Thermometer to monitor temperature
  • Airtight lid  and bio-filter to reduce smells and associated attraction of vermin and flies
  • Aeration valve plate to moderate temperature
  • 50mm thick insulating walls to retain the heat
  • Aeration base plate to disperse air within the bin
  • Removable front hatch to extract new compost
  • Two green cam straps (to retain airtight door)
  • "How to" user guide
  • FREE Composting Support online and by freephone

The EXTRAS you receive:

  • 25 litre bag of Bulking Agent
  • Extra thermometer to track the HOTBIN's internal temperature
  • 'Kick Start Heater' (to keep HOTBIN working in winter)
  • Raking stick
  HotBin Compost Bin Dimensions

Prices include FREE delivery to most UK mainland postcodes.

Standard Delivery

Standard UK Mainland Delivery
(5 to 14 working days)

  FREE

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.

Extra delivery charges apply for:

  • Republic and Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands
    £25/item delivery charge
     
  • Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly
    £40/item delivery charge

Check to see if your post code is excluded from free delivery. Additional delivery charges are added to the cart after selecting your country code in the shipping address.

Average Rating (27 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Amazing
Wednesday, 22 October 2014  | 

Just to say this is now day three of using the bin. To be honest before I used it I was very sceptical about its claims to get so hot.

Amazing! Just went out to look at the temperature on the lid this morning and couldn't believe what I was seeing. After a chilly night it was showing an incredible 40C.

I quickly lifted the lid to see what was going on and could barely see the contents through the steam! What an ingenious invention this hotbin is. Now thinking how can keep the supply of material going! (It was filled almost to the top)

 

This review has not been appraised.


Rating:  
Best cospost bin yet
Tuesday, 5 August 2014  | 

I have had my hotbin for 3 months now, and have delayed reviewing it until I have some experience. Without doubt it is the best compost bin I have ever had. It got up to 50 degrees in a couple of days and has been there or higher ever since, including being unfed for 2 weeks while on holiday. It swallows chicken manure (with shredded cardboard bedding), dog poo, all our kitchen waste, and some garden refuse. No flies, no rodents and not very much smell. I would heartily recommend it.

So, why not 5 stars? There are a couple of issues that could be improved to make it even better. Important to stress that theses are fairly minor things that have room for improvement not reasons not to buy one! The most important is leachate management. Initially it produced far too much of very stinky fluid, due to feeding it too many grass clippings, even though well mixed with shredded paper and bulking agent. the resulting pond led to it being banished from the patio to behind the garage. It no longer has indigestion, but still produces the coffee-cupful a day that still has to be drained away or my dog drinks it. Some sort of collecting spout would help channel it into a suitable receptacle.

Second is getting the compost out. You have to tuck a sheet of polythene under the door, get down on your hands and knees and rake it out with the stirrer tool. Bit undignified and a bit stinky if you have let any of it go anaerobic. A fairly minor niggle but something to think about for Mark 2.

Finally, it just isn't big enough. It copes very well with the compostable waste from 2 adults, 5 chickens and a dog, but there isn't much spare capacity for garden waste as well. OK I could get 2 or 3 more, but cost becomes a significant issue. If you ever design a mega-bin for large gardens please can I pilot test it!

PS I am not the John Adams from permaculture magazine who has reviewed it already - it's a common name!

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Composter chuffing away nicely
Friday, 20 June 2014  | 

I bought the hotbin because I have loads of chicken waste to dispose of. My existing composters were not sufficient and took ages to produce anything at the bottom. Within a week of loading it up to the top I had 10 inches to spare to fill up again. I have a hotbin and a Green Johanna and the hotbin is constantly at 50-65 degrees. But you do have to stir it weekly and keep topping it up with fresh "food". The Green Johanna is supposed to be a hot composter but is barely warm. You can cook potatoes in the hotbin it is that good. If you could find a way of recovering all that heat you would be onto a winner. These are that good I am about to buy another so that tells you something.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Read the small print
Saturday, 14 June 2014  | 

I bought a Hotbin as I had nowhere to put regular bins. Like other very positive reviewers I've read here, my hotbin is chugging away nicely, 55 degrees. But I didn't realise what a faff it was going to be to provide ENOUGH shredded paper (husband's office sends theirs away, confidential); shredded cardboard (I spent 45 minutes -listening to In Our Time - while I cut up a large carton that had already been through a shredder); and buying sacks of woodchip for aeration. I was good at traditional composting, but with my new Hotbin I had to take out a very soggy mess, dry it, and remix it with the above ingredients; and yes, now it's working really well. I got more information (excellent) from the website than the leaflet. So it's not that free and easy to run, you need to invest time, care, and some money in it. Whatever you do, make sure you have accumulated enough proper materials and waste to get it started. Read the small print!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


Response:

Unlike cold composting, HOTBIN is an aerobic composter where the bacteria require food to digest, oxygen and the right moisture content to hot compost effectively. This means that bulking agent needs to be added with waste to maintain good airflow (oxygen for the bacteria) through the bin and shredded paper should be added to help control excess moisture when adding wet waste in the bin such as food waste and grass.

View our recommendations: How Much Bulking Agent, How Much Shredded Paper.


Rating:  
Composting fun
Thursday, 29 May 2014  | 

Hotbin arrived well wrapped and was easy to lift by myself and place next to my wheelie bins. I followed the instructions to create a good base layer by chopping up garden material into small pieces and mixing with grass, wood chips and shredded paper so there was lots of air circulating. I filled the bin half full. This took some time and required patience but paid off as just a day later the temperature in the bin had risen considerably as indicated on the long stem thermometer.
Delighted with it and busy saving all kitchen waste and asking family to save it too so I can keep feeding the hotbin. Can't wait to dig out my first batch of compost as I know it will be of great benefit to my garden and veg plot and compost will have been created from things we would have previously discarded.
Having had a scare from a rat in my last compost heap I had thought that I would not be composting ever again. The hotbin has changed all that being pretty much rodent proof and I am delighted to be back making my own compost. Brilliant!

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10 of 11 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Hotbin
Thursday, 6 February 2014  | 

Just a few lines to sing the praises of the Hotbin. It was received on 13 Jan and brought into use on 16th. Today 23rd it is about 2/3 full and the temperature is 80 degrees. I would not have believed it and it appears to do exactly as advertised. I will describe the final result in due course.

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18 of 20 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
I love it!
Thursday, 6 February 2014  | 

I have only had the bin for a week and already I love it. I have a very small courtyard garden and have had a compost heap for 18months with very little results.

It took more than 48hrs to build up heat but being a patient person I waited and kept consulting the leaflet. Its now running at 45 degrees and climbing.

One thing - I didnt read the leaflet properly with regard to the long thermometer and pushed it deep, then couldnt understand why it wasnt heating. up. Duh!

I am sure it will pay for itself easily and would recommend it to anyone.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Super Composter
Monday, 2 December 2013  | 

This composter is worth every penny! I only got mine a few weeks ago and didn't expect wonders as the temperature dropped and it was rather cold outside. I set it up with plenty of veg peel, cardboard and some plant cuttings and skipped adding the bulking agent as my dog has any food leftovers. I buried the hot water bottle inside and left it. 5 days later I came to add more feed to my composter and was pleasantly surprised when a load of steam came out after opening the lid...its working ! I am so impressed and happy; I wish I had gotten one much sooner. A very happy customer.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Brilliant
Tuesday, 24 September 2013  | 

I have not come across this level of good support anywhere. Tony stuck with me as I had a troublesome start. A cracked seal seemed to be the culprit and a new bin was dispatched immediately. Had a slow start with this and then finally after adding more paper while taking bottom back up to top I achieved 72c in a few days.
I am so impressed with the bin and the service that I have ordered another one! Brilliant, well done Tony.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful.


Rating:  
Hotbin revolution
Thursday, 20 June 2013  | 

Totally changed life in my kitchen. ALL my compostable waste goes straight into the bin and rapidly breaks down to provide room for more - as well as giving me superb compost! Would not want to be without out a hotbin now and have told all my friends to get one.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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