Detailed HotBin FAQs

Tuesday, 4 August 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

It is normal for the holes in the internal base plate to be filled with compost. They do not need to be cleared for the HOTBIN to work efficiently.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Do you think your HOTBIN is getting too hot? We cover hot HOTBINs and questions surrounding compost combustion.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Compost various weeds from dandelions and buttercups to horsetail and ground elder in the HOTBIN. Just make sure you are hot composting first to ensure the weed seeds are killed off.

Thursday, 9 April 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Are you off on your holidays and worried what state you will find your HOTBIN in on your return? Worry no more as we tell you how to manage your bin before and after your holiday.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Although an uncommon issue, discover why you might see flies near the HOTBIN. Eliminate flies and maggots by understanding the types of fly, how they may get into the occasional HOTBIN and discover ways to get rid of them once and for all.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

The HOTBIN is designed to work using aerobic bacteria i.e. bacteria that use oxygen to decompose the waste to carbon dioxide and water. When your bin goes anaerobic, all the oxygen has been used up and is not being replaced so the anaerobic bacteria (those that do not need oxygen) take over.

Friday, 4 July 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Everything you needed to know about finding wriggly worms in your HOTBIN.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Here you can find a quick 'expert' recommendation and a more detailed list of criteria so you can evaluate which type of compost bin suits your needs best.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

All compost is different and there are many different 'perfect compost' recipes. You cannot easily determine what kind of compost you have produced, although have a look at what the different experts think is best.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Humus is the remnants of decaying organic material. It is a great addition to your garden as it helps improve soil structure, increases soil water retention and encourages greater nutrient uptake.


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