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?

 


Friday, 12 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Compost too acidic or alkaline? Everything you need to know about pH levels in a compost bin and soil pH.

Friday, 12 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting Bokashi residue in the HOTBIN

Tuesday, 9 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Price freeze promotion for HOTBIN Composting during January 2018, before an increase

Tuesday, 9 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

We recommend adding a minimum of 5 kg and a maximum of 5 kg every other day to your HOTBIN.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

Dealing with moisture in the HOTBIN is paramount to stop the bin's contents from becoming too wet. Will adding kitchen roll help absorb that moisture?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

Ready to remove compost? Here are a few tips of how to successfully remove compost from the HOTBIN.

Friday, 11 August 2017  |  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.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

Bulking agent creates air voids in waste to keep the HOTBIN composting aerobically. We look at whether sawdust can do the same job.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017  |  HOTBIN Composting

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

Friday, 14 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

The majority of food caddy bags in circulation today are both biodegradable and compostable. Can these be added to the HOTBIN?


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