Science and Technical

HOTBIN is an aerobic hot composting bin which works by enhanching the natural conditions that batcteria need to break down waste. This means that bacteria need oxygen, warmth, food and the right balance of water to hot compost effectively.

That's the simple version, however HOTBIN composting science explains hot composting in depth and the positive effect it has on the decompostion of waste. Plus more scientific and technical information can be found below.


21 July 2020  |  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.

13 July 2020  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting liquid fertiliser (leachate) can be collected and used on your garden to enrich the soil and aid plant growth.

15 August 2019  |  HOTBIN Composting

Composting liquid fertiliser is a dark brown liquid comprising of water and dissolved humic compounds. Liquid fertiliser may leave the HOTBIN, but should not exceed a few mm a day.

9 November 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Do you know the difference between something that is biodegradable and something that is compostable?

1 August 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Seen white fluffy mould? Microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi are part of a normal composting process and responsible for the decomposition of waste.

4 June 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Card or paper in the HOTBIN is essential, however pre-soaking it can cause problems with the HOTBIN's operation - here is why we advise against it.

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.

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.

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.

10 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

How the HOTBIN charcoal filter bag works and why it should'nt be removed from the bin.

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