Getting Started with HOTBIN

Friday, 7 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

There are two main ways of getting your HOTBIN started: the patient method or the rapid method - it depends on how much waste you have. The more digestible the waste, the faster the heat is produced.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

You can locate the HOTBIN on any flat surface. It can be placed in the sun or shade, on soil, grass, paving slabs, patios and even gravel.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

We recommend adding 30g of dry paper per 1 kg of food waste. As different kitchen waste caddies vary in capacity, we have put the most common sized caddies in a table with the amount of paper needed.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013  |  HOTBIN Composting

If your thermometer has steamed up, follow our tips to get it back up and running!

Friday, 5 October 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

When the HOTBINs are dispatched, the valves are closed to prevent damage or loss in transit. When setting up your HOTBIN, remember to open the valve to 2mm.

Monday, 18 June 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

In the HOTBIN, water generated through the decomposition of water leaves the HOTBIN as steam.

Thursday, 12 April 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

Yes, you can use your HOTBIN in a greenhouse, however, for those wanting to use it as a heat source, it will only produce a small amount of heat.

Friday, 23 March 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

Here's a 7 step check list that will help if you're struggling to get your HOTBIN up to the recommended 40 to 60c.

Friday, 16 March 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

Maintain the right level of moisture to keep your HOTBIN firing on all cylinders. Find out what you can do to restore the balance if your waste is too wet.

Saturday, 4 February 2012  |  HOTBIN Composting

We recommend that you do not add liquids to the HOTBIN. The addition of new waste should provide any additional moisture.

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