HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)

HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)
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HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)
Our Price:  £200.00(Inc. 20% VAT)

  Delivery:  6-12 working days
  Material:  Arpro EPP
  Capacity:  Approx. 200 litres
  Weight:  8kg (unboxed)
Dimensions:  115 x 55 x 55cm (45 x 22 x 22 inches)

  (58 Reviews)

The new and improved Mk.2 HOTBIN is no ordinary compost bin. It HOT composts all year to RECYCLE your food and garden waste into RICH compost fast. Expect compost every 90 days without forking, tumbling, undue odour or flies.

Household Size - Designed for an average 3-5 person household with a small/medium garden.

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During adverse weather conditions, delivery times cannot be guaranteed.

Made in the UK

Be one of the first to get your hands on the
New and improved Mk.2 HOTBIN

We've listened to you and the new and improved Mk.2 HOTBIN is here

What’s Changed?

Leachate Drainage Cap
New Leachate Collection System

HOTBIN Mk.2 features a much-requested leachate collection system. The leachate that is naturally created as part of the HOTBIN composting process has now been capped to prevent the liquid continually seeping from the aeration mesh and allowing you to tap it off and collect the free leachate liquid fertiliser as and when required. The clever angled internal base funnels the liquid towards the drainage cap like water draining from a shower tray. You just need a shallow container to collect it in prior to using it on your garden.


New Lid sealSuperior Lid Seal

The new lid seal design includes a raised step around the edge of the seal that when closed inter-locks like a tongue and groove join. This much-improved lid seal helps to keep the lid firmly closed, prevents any water ingress during heavy rainfall and locks in heat even more effectively.


New HOTBIN Hinge     New Aeration MeshAnd Even Better Looking

A few aesthetic changes to the design include the removal of the overhanging hinge at the back. The hinge is now included in the body of the product design to make the unit more compact without impacting on the internal capacity. The eagle-eyed amongst you may also have noticed that the aeration mesh that was originally glued to the lower front of the HOTBIN is now neatly recessed into a slot positioned under the front bottom edge of the hatch.


All of these changes have helped us to be able to create the most efficient and effective HOTBIN composter possible
to reduce waste and make rich organic compost quickly.


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The HOTBIN is like no other compost bin on the market, it will quickly chomp through all your food and garden waste turning it into rich, organic compost your garden will love.

The innovative design and insulating nature of the material keeps the HOTBIN HOT, creating a natural environment which quickly digests the contents, making HOT composting easy - all without having to add any composting accelerators or activators!

HOTBIN reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill by composting more types of food waste. Be less selective by composting 100% of all food and garden waste without the traditional composting problems of odour, flies, turning and tumbling.

Independently tested by Garden Organic and voted Best Composting Making Product in the Great British Growing Awards,  HOTBIN has thousands of satisfied customers and a stack load of reviews and case studies proving that HOTBIN really is a HOT composting bin that works.

Trust HOTBIN, the HOT composting bin that lets you put more in!

  HOTBIN composting benefits
  • Rich compost fast - 30 -90 days
  • More compost - Recycle all food and garden waste
  • Easy to set up and use - no back breaking turning or tumbling, undue odour, flies
  • Locate on any even surface - Sun or shade
  • Self-contained bin (has a bottom)
  • Better for the environment
  • No accelerators or activators needed
  • Works ALL year round

Finding the Right Spot?

Locate HOTBIN on any flat surface, in sun or shade and achieve HOT composting throughout the year and rich compost in 30 - 90 days.

What Do i Need to Add?

You will need a minimum quantity of 5 Kgs of waste per week to maintain hot composting. (5 Kgs is 10 litres, one large kitchen caddy the average for a UK household.)

Add in shredded paper or card to control moisture (a good way to get rid of your recycled paper) and bulking agent (partially composted woodchip) to provide aeration. More information here.

The HOTBIN Mk.2 compost bin comes assembled and ready to use.

It comes complete with:

  • Lid Thermometer to monitor temperature
  • Airtight lid and bio-filter to reduce smells and associated attraction of vermin and flies
  • Aeration valve plate to moderate temperature
  • 50mm thick insulating walls to retain the heat
  • Aeration base plate to disperse air within the bin
  • Removable front hatch to extract new compost
  • Two cam straps (to retain airtight door)
  • "How to" user guide
  • FREE Composting Support online
  • FREE telephone & email support

The EXTRAS you receive:

  • 25 litre bag of Bulking Agent
  • Extra thermometer to track the HOTBIN's internal temperature
  • 'Kick Start Heater' (to keep HOTBIN working in winter)
  • Raking stick
  Mk.2 HOTBIN Compost Bin Dimensions
Average Rating (58 Reviews):  
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Stunning performance
Tuesday, 28 May 2019  | 

I was a bit sceptical about paying 200 for a compost bin and I know it's going to take some time to recoup the cost but after two weeks all I can say is I'm stunned, due to the weather I've only got it half full, no grass as yet but it's been ticking over at 50C for most of the fortnight and smelling of cooked cabbage. I added a little compost accelerator and blood fish and bone to give it a head start then the partly composted top of the old slow heap and within two days it was up to temperature, loads of shredded paper and some bulking matter and it's doing exactly what's claimed, can't wait to sample my first batch at the beginning of August, this year I wont be buying mulch for my asparagus or rhubarb! And next year no grow bags.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Just The Best
Monday, 4 February 2019  | 

This is my second bin I purchased it because it is cheaper. I think because it is so good the price should be reasonable so that more people will manage to afford it. I am a apermaculturist. Last year 2018 I managed to turn my daughter into a gardener. She hated the idea of growing things until she got a house and used soil in the garden to grow seeds I was there just in time to provide some compost from my hot bin to save the day her hanging baskets and pots were a feast for the eye.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Easy once you get up and running
Friday, 19 October 2018  | 

Reading all the info prior to purchase was, to me like it was going to be really hard to learn so that it works as it should

So much detail, so I thought

But do you know what, after it arrived and got my first few loads of waste mixed and added, I realised it was going to be easy

I started it on Monday, today is Friday, 4 days and when I went to add more waste, my internal temp was 40*C

So after 4 days, I am hot composting, Im impressed

It was tedious chopping all my garden waste up when your HOTBIN is completely empty but its done and now, its only routine top ups

Pleased as punch with my purchase, wont know until around Christmas what the results will be, may even leave a further review when I pull my first batch of home made quality compost

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic, working already
Tuesday, 28 August 2018  | 

Had wanted to get one of these for ages as we don't have a compost heap in the garden and hate throwing out compostable waste. Dead easy to use, and very satisfying to watch the temp gauge steadily rising. We are looking forward to many years of quality organic compost thank you !

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

It really works
Saturday, 11 August 2018  | 

We had been thinking and talking about getting a hotbin for a while. We generate a lot of compostable material and we are forever buying compost so it made sense to take the plunge and buy the hotbin.
Astonishingly within days of starting to fill it was at 60 degrees and it has rarely dropped down. It is fantastic to be putting so much kitchen and garden waste straight into it. As our local council charges for garden waste we are planning to cancel that annual cost and use the hotbin for it all.
We have just opened and taken our first load of compost and it is beautiful black friable stuff. We are delighted with our purchase but wonder when I will stop going out before work every day to check the temperature....strangely work colleagues aren't as interested as I'd hoped......funny that!!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Astonishingly Good Product
Monday, 28 May 2018  | 

We started hot composting back in December and this morning removed a block of perfect compost, about 2' x 2' x 2' from the base of the bin. I am absolutely astonished at how good the compost is (and completely odour-free, too), and how incredibly easy the bin is to use. Honestly, i don't do "gushing" reviews, but this is the one exception. The product is simply incredible. PS our 3 conventional compost heaps are a complete waste of space...

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

Never look back
Monday, 15 January 2018  | 

Have had bin 2 yrs now replacing two compost bins. Sits by backdoor for ease of reach. Yes you have to work a little extra at it but is worth it for the speed and beautiful compost received. Put chicken carcasses in it and the little leg bones do not compost on first go but they go on the garden. Do not attract animals as partly decomposed and do not smell and grandson loves going round finding them for his collection.
Worth every penny. Thank you

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Do not be put off by price, worth every penny
Wednesday, 14 June 2017  | 

I was expecting a great product, and have not been disappointed. I started off the Hotbin back in the middle of winter, and have just opened up the hatch to reveal my first batch of compost after 3-4 months. It was some of the best compost I have seen. I do not have a big garden, and did not have much green/grass to put in a few months ago, but still managed to get the bin hot and working perfectly between 40-60.
The Hotbin is such a well thought out product and is very simple to use.
Some may be put off by what they may consider a high price, but as someone who also helps bring UK designed and made products to market. I would say this is excellent value, and supports UK manufacturing.
Thank you for the Hotbin, I will continue to enjoy it. Although others around me might be bored of me talking about it!

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38 of 40 people found this review helpful.

Most Satisfying
Thursday, 1 June 2017  | 

I have been using my Hotbin for a year and recently emptied it out to start it afresh in the spring. Within a few weeks my Hotbin has reached internal temperatures of 70 degrees C and is chomping through waste material in a most satisfying way. I now look on weeds, junk mail, vegetable peelings and out of date food with pleasure as they are valuable food for my Hotbin. It really does produce compost within a few months. It is a remarkable object and I am very happy to have one in my garden.

Initially I took a while to work out how and what to feed it its one of those processes that you have to get to know but well worth it once you understand what to do. Beyond the Hotbin itself, the customer service of the manufacturers is extremely impressive. They have given me really useful help in understanding how to maximise the temperature of my bin. For every problem they seem to have good advice and clear information is provided. I needed a replacement part and they immediately sorted it all out for me in a very efficient way. Its a great pleasure to deal with this small company who are enthusiastically helping their customers. I thoroughly recommend Hotbin and the Hotbin staff to anyone who would like to make compost.

Thank you very much Hotbin.

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33 of 35 people found this review helpful.

As good as I hoped - but I have an anti rat tip
Saturday, 13 May 2017  | 

I have had my hotbin for a couple of years now and really love it. I have a number of other compost devices though I don't always run my hot compost hot, if you see what I mean. If I did, I wouldn't of had a problem with rats that I've had from time to time as context I do live by the canal so we always have a problem with rats anyway.
One winter when I hadn't been running it very hot, a rat decided to gnaw their way in, leaving a rat sized hole.
I realise that the best way of amending this was expanding foam and steel wire rats will eat through expanding foam, but not if it has wire wool. It has worked splendidly and I am reassured that I can keep my hotbin operating well even in tricky circumstances.
My other tip has probably been made by other people but of course the hotbin is a great generator of heat generally. Put it in your cold greenhouse over winter and I would've thought you could keep it frost free. Personally I have stationed mine under a plum tree given to flowering early and getting late frosts. I leave the vent open on frosty nights and hope for the best.
I have to say that I have been particularly impressed recently but I have very easy it is to decide that you want to run the hotbin heart and, as long as you keep your carbon nitrogen balance good and add that secret ingredient compost activator, it heats up remarkably quickly.
Highly recommended

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20 of 22 people found this review helpful.

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