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, 23 March 2018  |  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.

Monday, 5 March 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Did you know some tea bags contain plastic? With this in mind can the humble tea bag be composted? Should we be composting them and if so how?

Friday, 23 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

The Kick Start bottle is like a hot water bottle for the HOTBIN! It can be used when starting the HOTBIN in the cold or following a holiday where the HOTBIN has cooled down. This article covers how to use it effectively.

Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Commercial accelerators are not required in the HOTBIN so save your money. It's more important to keep composting bacteria happy.

Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Use this post to determine whether your house hold generates enough waste to warrant using a HOTBIN.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

There are a variety of domestic wood based products which you can compost in the HOTBIN. Some are found in the house whilst others are in the garden.

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.


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