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Friday, 20 March 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Here at HOTBIN we are closely monitoring all official guidelines on the current Covid 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. This page is to keep you up to date on our current level of service.

Thursday, 9 January 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

See the HOTBIN and meet the composting team at a number of gardening shows throughout the UK this year.

Friday, 11 October 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

New HOTBIN models have a tap to collect liquid fertiliser but can this be retrofitted to an original HOTBIN?

Thursday, 15 August 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting liquid fertiliser is a dark brown liquid comprising of water and dissolved humic compounds. Liquid fertiliser may leave the HOTBIN, but should not exceed a few mm a day.

Thursday, 15 August 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

The average vacuum cleaner sucks up a lot of waste, some compostable and some not. Should it be composted in the HOTBIN?

Friday, 28 June 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

The HOTBIN can be used to compost just food waste.

Friday, 24 May 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

HOTBIN Wins the RHS Chelsea Product of the Year 2019 for the new HOTBIN Mini. Judges Deborah Meaden, Peter seabrook and Chris Harrop said the product showed "real innovation in making composting cleaner, simpler and more accessible for modern households".

Tuesday, 19 March 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

Single use plastics have never before been under more scrutiny and nearly every industry is looking at ways to phase out single use plastics and become more sustainable. Here are some examples of magazines leading the way and we look at wether these wrappers can be composted.

Friday, 15 March 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

If you are a composting beginner, look no further. Hot composting allows you to compost more, faster Here is a short guide to composting with the HOTBIN for beginners.

Monday, 28 January 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

The HOTBIN base layer is crucial to begin the production of heat in the HOTBIN. Here are 5 types of waste however that should not be soley used to create a base layer.

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