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Tuesday, 13 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

4.5 million cigarette butts are disposed of globally every year? Itís a huge amount of waste but can they be composted?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

The necessity of turning your compost is a highly debated topic that divides the experts. This short article explores whether turning is required in the HOTBIN and what exactly the pros and cons are of turning compost.

Friday, 2 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

It is estimated that the equivalent of a teaspoon of compost or soil can contain up to a billion bacteria cells.

Monday, 22 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

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

Friday, 12 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting Bokashi residue in the HOTBIN

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.

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.

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