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.


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

Always check the manufacturers' advice, however, in general, almost all domestic pesticides can be added to compost bins.

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.

Thursday, 6 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

DDT is banned in most countries as a pesticide. It is unlikely that you have DDT/dioxins in concerning levels in your waste.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

Most composts contain around 10% (+/- 5%) humus. You can test the humus content of your compost using a simple method.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014  |  HOTBIN Composting

An easy and relatively quick way of testing the quality of your compost is by conducting a germination test (e.g. with cress seeds). This should tell you how mature and stable your compost is.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013  |  HOTBIN Composting

Mycorrhiza fungi is found in 95% of all vascular plant root systems. Glomalin is a glycoprotein created by the hyphae of this fungi.

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