HOTBIN Help

Get the answers to the most popular composting questions.

Need any help getting started?
Why should I choose HOTBIN?
Find out what's involved - Download our User and Quick Start Guides for an easy set up.
Find out the benefits of hot versus cold composting and how they vary.
Work your way through our Check List - Get your HOTBIN up to 60°c in no time!
Does your household generate enough waste to satisfy your HOTBIN. See what we suggest.
Water leaking from the mesh plate, putrid odour, 30°c but not 60°c.
Find out the how hot composting works. Keep your bacteria happy!
There are a couple of different ways to start your HOTBIN. Find out which method suits you.
What are the most important features when shopping for a compost bin?

 


Wednesday, 13 June 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN Composting was pleased to be part of the RHS & BBC Bloomin' Healthy Garden promoting the benefits of home made compost in keeping a garden healthy.

Monday, 4 June 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Card or paper in the HOTBIN is essential, however pre-soaking it can cause problems with the HOTBIN's operation - here is why we advise against it.

Thursday, 31 May 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Looking for things to compost this Summer? Here is a list of compostable items from your home and garden and advice on how to use your compost.

Thursday, 3 May 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Thatch is a normal occurrence on a lawn but management is key. Over time as new grass replaces old, dead grass starts to build up however can thatch and moss be composted in the HOTBIN.

Thursday, 19 April 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

More homes than ever are embracing log burners, so with wood ash on the rise can this be composted in the HOTBIN?

Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting
Thursday, 29 March 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Unlike other compost bins and heaps, the HOTBIN does not need to be situated in direct sunlight.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Looking for things to compost this Spring? Here is a list of compostable items from your home and garden and advice on how to use your compost.

Friday, 23 March 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

99.5% of HOTBIN users report no issues with rats and remember our users compost meat and left over cooked food. There are steps you can take to minimise the risk of rats.

Monday, 5 March 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Did you know some tea bags contain plastic? With this in mind can the humble tea bag be composted? Should we be composting them and if so how?


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