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.


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.

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.

Monday, 10 October 2016  |  HOTBIN Composting

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

Friday, 6 November 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Bacteria is essential to the composting process however is old compost good to add in the HOTBIN or should it be avoided?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

Is peat or peat-free compost better? Or will making your own compost reap the best rewards for your garden? We look at why making your own compost is surely the best option.

Friday, 15 May 2015  |  HOTBIN Composting

It’s important to understand that the term “compost” is used to describe many things. Compost is actually the brown stable organic matter remaining at the end of the decaying (composting) process. Pure compost is not the same as “multi-purpose compost”.

Thursday, 6 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

The 30:1 carbon:nitrogen ratio is not necessary in the HOTBIN. It is more important to balance quick to digest and slow to digest types of waste.

Thursday, 6 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Always check the manufacturers label - they will advise on whether a herbicide is safe to be added to a compost bin.

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