Risks in the Garden
26 February 2021 | HOTBIN Composting
Gardening Health Risks
Gardening can be relaxing and even therapeutic for some, but both gardening and composting do not come without their own risks. Although we cannot eliminate these risks altogether, we can minimise them by taking precautions when working in the garden;
Composting is a natural process involving bacteria and fungi which can be carried out in a safe manner as it has done for thousands of years,
Hot composting is named due to the temperatures it can reach which could also be a risk, so we always recommend:
If you are concerned about the temperatures HOTBIN can reach, 60°C is the temperature of very hot tap water and the HOTBIN can get hotter than this, bacteria will stop working at approximately 72°c as they become too hot, therefore the internal temperature of the HOTBIN will not go much above this. You can read more about how hot will HOTBIN get here.