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HOTBIN Composting is delighted to announce a RRP price reduction, driven by our commitment to make sustainable living more attainable during these challenging times of rising living costs.

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HOTBIN Explained in 90 Seconds

Produce organic homemade compost in as little as 30 to 90 days!

Kick-start your composting in 2023, when running at 40 to 60°c HOTBIN is 32 times faster than traditional cold composting.

  1. Compost all garden and all kitchen waste
    (inc cooked food, raw food & leftovers)
  2. Insulating walls lock in naturally produced heat generated by the bacterial process
  3. No turning, no tumbling, no accelerators and no external power source required
  4. Reduce spend on paid for local council green waste collections

Compare the HOTBIN range

Which one is right for you?

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HOTBIN Mini (100 ltr)

2019 Chelsea award winning Mini is small and compact, ideal for urban gardens.


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HOTBIN (200 ltr)

Great allrounder for your home composting needs. Gardeners World Magazine Best Buy 2021


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NEW - HOTBIN Mega (450/700 ltr)

Everything you love about HOTBIN but on a
Mega scale.

From £480

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 450 (w) x 450 (d) x 1125 (h) mm

550 (w) x 550 (d) x 1145 (h) mm

1160 (w) x 860 (d) x 730/1200 (h) mm

Minimum weekly waste to stay hot
2.5kg or 5ltrs = 1 small kitchen caddy

Minimum weekly waste to stay hot
5kg or 10ltrs = 2 small kitchen caddy

Minimum weekly waste to stay hot
20kg or 40ltrs = 1 mower box or ½ a barrow

Leachate collection - Yes
Dilute with water 1:10 - Avoid wetting foliage

Leachate collection - Yes
Dilute with water 1:10 - Avoid wetting foliage


Leachate collection - No
Liquid drains from the corners of the base

Avg annual waste consumption  
approx. 260ltrs (130kg) +


Avg annual waste consumption
approx. 520ltrs (260kg) +


Avg annual waste consumption
approx.1800 - 3000ltrs


Continuous Composter
Feed the top, harvest from the base


Continuous Composter
Feed the top, harvest from the base


Batch Composter
Fill it up, harvest when ready


Food/Garden Waste
Yes – Inc cooked Food


Food/Garden Waste
Yes – Inc cooked Food


kitchen and Garden Waste
Not suitable as food waste only bin


More details


Available with plinth
Available with plinth Available with plinth - N/A

Suitable for:
1-2 Person Household / Small Garden

Suitable for:
2-4 Person Household / Large Garden

Suitable for:
Large Family, Large Garden / Allotment

Assembly required: No

​Assembly required: No


​Assembly: Yes (2 person recommended)
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HOTBIN Mega (450/700 ltrs)

HOTBIN Mega (450/700 ltrs)£220.00  -  £660.00

HOTBIN Mini 100L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle

HOTBIN Mini 100L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle£225.00   £215.00

HOTBIN 200L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle

HOTBIN 200L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle£295.00   £285.00


Compost Faster with HOTBIN

Organic Compost in 90 Days by Recycling Your Food and Garden Waste

Quick and easy composting

Looking for an easy way to start composting or a more efficient way to tackle your existing heaps?
The HOTBIN composter may be for you!

The easy to use 100 and 200 litre capacity HOTBINs are compact and occupy roughly the same space as a wheelie-bin. Steaming away at up to 60°c the HOTBIN speeds up your food and garden waste recycling producing compost in just 30-90 days.

HOTBIN and Accessories

Composting Accessories

The HOTBIN comes with a number of useful accessories to help produce your own rich,
crumbly compost.

Add chopped waste into the HOTBIN with bulking agent for aeration and shredded paper to balance moisture. Then watch the heat rise on the thermometers and see how quickly your waste pile reduces!

Lid TermometerBulking Agent
HOTBIN Mini 100L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle

HOTBIN Mini 100L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle£225.00   £215.00

HOTBIN 200L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle

HOTBIN 200L Compost Bin with Plinth Bundle£295.00   £285.00

HOTBIN Mini (100)

HOTBIN Mini (100)£190.00

HOTBIN (200)

HOTBIN (200)£255.00



See what people like you are saying about their HOTBIN

The product is simply incredible

I am absolutely astonished at how good the compost is (and completely odour-free, too), and how incredibly easy the bin is to use.

Chris Mathews - West Sussex

It just does its thing!

Brilliant method for a family to deal with their food waste. We put EVERYTHING in - meat, cooked, raw, it deals with all of it. Why aren't we all doing this?

Jo Henderson - Devon

Never come across a bin like it.

Even in the depths of winter the contents of my bin remain warm enough for bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms to continue working.

Adam Pasco
Former editor of Gardeners World magazine


The Compost Bin That Really Works

Kick-start your composting by cranking up the heat to 60°c
(that’s 140 degrees Fahrenheit) with the HOTBIN Compost Bin.
The HOTBIN works by insulating your kitchen and garden waste to maintain the optimum temperature to allow the contents to break
down quickly and naturally.
It’s fast, efficient, easy to get started and keeps on working right through winter when most other methods go to sleep.
DIMENSIONS mm 1145 x 550 x 550 1125 x 450 x 450
DIMENSIONS inches 46 x 22 x 22 45 x 18 x 18
CAPACITY (internal) 200 litres 100 litres 
WHAT DOES IT EAT? Practically everything
WEIGHT 6kg (empty) 4kg (empty) 
SPEED 32x faster than cold composting

Compost 32 Times Faster


Compost More Waste


Compost All Year Round


Hot Composting up to 60 Degrees


No Odours




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Hot Composting = Happy Customers

5 Star Compost Bin as rated by customers across the UK.

I am absolutely astonished at how good the compost is (and completely odour-free, too), and how incredibly easy the bin is to use. Honestly, i don't do "gushing" reviews, but this is the one exception.
Never looked back - Had HOTBIN 2 yrs now replacing two compost bins. Sits by backdoor for ease of reach. Yes you have to work a little extra at it but is worth it for the speed and beautiful compost received.
Impressive composting
Chris Matthews | May
Worth every penny
Sylvia Durrant | Jan
Bin arrived very promptly, Superb after sales advice by phone, Excellent instructions and a wealth of info available on-line. A real talking point with friends and neighbours. Wish I had bought one before.
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). Haven't enjoyed a product so much in years!
Impressive composting
Alison | 9th November
Worth every penny
Brad Durham | 28th November
Prompted by a letter from the district council advising that they were charging for garden waste collection I decide to go ahead with a purchase. That was in Feb, this year. After 11 weeks, I am pleased  I did.
We have had it 6 weeks now and it’s amazing, the only real issue is that we don't have two. We both love feeding it and checking the temp. So far we have managed to hit and maintain 60°C using…
Impressive composting
David Edwards | 4th May
Worth every penny
Timothy Woolley | 3rd January

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Grow Your Own Magazine - The Guardian - The Telegraph

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How does composting work in the HOTBIN?

Add chopped kitchen and garden waste to your HOTBIN, get rich compost out.

In a nutshell (yes you can compost those as well), the HOTBIN is an aerobic compost bin that gets HOT.

When we say HOT, we are talking about temperatures of between 40-60°c; it’s this heat that allows bacteria to break waste down into compost in just 30 – 90 days, not to mention killing off weed seeds and pathogens!

To reach these temperatures you need to feed the bacteria in the bin and provide them with oxygen. In the HOTBIN you can feed them with a wider variety of waste than traditional cold composting heaps and divert more waste from landfill in the process. Pretty good!


Simply add anything from cooked food to garden waste then add some bulking agent and shredded paper or torn corrugated cardboard to the mix to keep the air flowing inside the bin. Once the bacteria are happily eating away, the heat in the HOTBIN will rise and the compost will follow.

All of this without an untidy compost heap, back breaking turning and stinky odours thanks to the integrated bio-filter minimising them and reducing the attraction of vermin and flies to the bin.

In 30-90 days from when you are hot composting, depending on the type of compost you would like, simply remove the front hatch and harvest your high quality HOTBIN compost. Job done!



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Never tried composting before? It’s easy.

HOTBIN is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

What to compost
You DON’T need to be a master composter or have any gardening experience to produce your own high quality compost.
HOTBIN looks the part and has been well designed to blend into any garden setting. Throw in your chopped food or garden waste, some shredded paper and bulking agent and HOTBIN will do the rest.
Whether you have a small postage stamp of a garden or a large allotment - HOTBIN is the speedy, all year round composting solution for you.
Any questions?
Explore our HOTBIN Help or contact one of our Composting Guru’s and they’ll be happy to help!


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Don’t bin it, HOTBIN IT!

HOTBIN composting makes sustainable living that little bit easier, it’s rapid, hassle-free, helps reduce waste and promotes a healthier, greener planet!


  • Waste takes a long time to break down, often a year or more.
  • Unable to successfully compost, weeds/seeds or any cooked food scraps
  • Wondering, I want to compost, but it’s too complex and labour intensive
  • Concerns over pests and vermin due to open nature of cold heaps
  • Compostable waste ends up going to landfill or incineration 


  • HOTBIN works all year round and at 40-60°C waste breaks down rapidly, typically in 90 days
  • You can compost more, including weeds, cooked food leftovers and even small bones
  • Easy entry to home composting, no heavy turning or tumbling required and it's peat free.
  • Due to HOTBIN's sealed design and odour filter  pests/vermin are minimised. 
  • Most, if not all organic household is diverted away from landfill


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Handy Composting Hints and Tips


1. Locate your HOTBIN on a hard, flat surface. This discourages animals from nesting underneath the bin.

2. Ensure it is closed. Cam straps should be secured around the hatch. Any gaps in the door/lid seal will result in loss of heat and the emission of detectable odours.

3. Keep your HOTBIN clean at all times. Ensure no food waste is left around the lid, hatch and door edges. This will help contain odours which may attract vermin and foxes.

4. Look after your HOTBIN. Avoid using strimmers, rakes and other garden tools around the HOTBIN. Do not use tools to lever off the hatch.

5. Take care of accessories. Keep tools and user guide together for easy reference.

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