HOTBIN Mk.2 (200 ltr)

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

  Dispatch:  5-10 working days
  Material:  Recyclable ARPRO EPP
  Capacity:  Approx. 200 litres
  Weight:  8kg (unboxed)
Size:  115 x 55 x 55cm (45x22x22 inches)

  (66 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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Call us free on 0808 168 8499 or send us an email.

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.



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 (66 Reviews):  
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Quick start!
Monday, 29 June 2020  | 

Received my Hotbin last week. Set it up in the garden on a paving slab yesterday afternoon, and half filled it with a mixture of shredded nettles, elder tree leaves and branches, and a few other unwanted weeds and leaves. Checked it this morning. Lid thermometer showed a temperature of 40C. Opened the lid and I was hit by the warmth from the steaming mixture and the thermometer I had left inside showed a temperature of 60C! Very impressive. I look forward to the end results.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Lukewarm Bin
Tuesday, 5 May 2020  | 

I have to say, sadly, that I am rather disappointed in this polystyrene box. Yes, it has reached 60 a couple of times, but even with the insulation, it only lasts a day and even with regular feeding as instructed, it generally stays between 12 and 25. I'll be interested to see what compost I pull out after 90 days, but so far it seems lukewarm composting rather than hot composting.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


Please ensure you are using the second lose thermomter supplied, there is often a significant temperature increasee between the lid and the internal thermometer when inserted directly in to the heap.

Super online support
Wednesday, 1 April 2020  | 

I received the Hotbin Mk.2 for Christmas 2019, having researched many composting options. I had been frustrated that the council in our new area did not collect food waste or shredded paper so this seemed like the ideal solution.
I found the assembly and the start up instructions simple to follow, but had grossly overestimated our food waste amounts. After 3weeks we still hadn't filled the base layer, so I innovated and asked the neighbours if they would also like to contribute their vegetable waste and help reduce landfill.
3 months later, I receive regular buckets of peelings etc from 3 neighbours and so far, together, we have Hotbinned almost 50kg of food waste destined for landfill. We're aiming for 200kg this year.
The thermometer rarely goes below 50degrees nowadays, although I had a few issues initially which were resolved with the great online FAQs and Help pages.
A great product that keeps me enthralled. Looking forward to harvesting the first batch of compost soon.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Amazing product
Thursday, 26 March 2020  | 

As we are now grounded due to Covid 19 I decided to empty my compost bin last weekend. I was absolutely delighted with the quality of the compost. Tip - if you're putting T bags in don't. Empty the tea into the compost and throw the bag away as they don't compost down even after a year but it was no hard job just picking them out. I can't believe how much stuff you can put in it and I love this product

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27 of 27 people found this review helpful.

Great piece of kit
Wednesday, 12 February 2020  | 

I bought the Hotbin mk2 in early January thinking it was a bit cold, but I'd give it a go. I have 4 other "dalek" compost bins and they slow down to a crawl or stop in the winter. I start off as th instructins said as I had a lot of dead leaves and tigs from autumn and a growing pile of kitchen waste. I also have a good paper/cardboard shredder and most of the Amazon type boxes etc. get shredded. Adding all this stuff in with a good mix of bulking agent filled the bin to about three quarters full. A week went by and the temperature had got up to around 25 degrees. A bit disappointing, but it was progress. I checked several times a day and after the second week we were hitting 60 degrees plus. Steadily adding more waste/cardboard/bulking mix keeps it at around 55 to 65 degrees and it's eating stuff pretty quickly. To save continually going out to check I bought a cheap remote temperature probe. The sending unit it stuck to the outside of the bin and the probe itself is pushed 2 to 4 inches into the steaming mass. I can now monitor the temperature in comfort and fill it when the alarm goes off when it drops below 50. No usable compost yet, but one quick peep tells me it's coming on nicely. Should get some good stuff in another month or so.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent composting
Wednesday, 11 September 2019  | 

Bought my bin about 6 weeks ago. Delivery was speedy and arrived in perfect condition.

My bin is situated about 5m from my back door - no issues with flies, vermin odours etc.

I did buy one perhaps too big for what I produce, (I bought the larger one for a 2 person household) but I now have a deal with my local fruit and veg shop and collect waste off them weekly to put in .

Highly recommend this product, already on the way to getting good compost.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful.

All My Waste
Thursday, 29 August 2019  | 

All my Household waste food, garden waste, lawn cuttings, hedge cuttings from my large organic garden are composted.

My Hot Bins are sited only 16m from my front door yet there is no smell or no vermin.

I am now producing the best compost,in the shortest time ever and I am therefore delighted in that I have now taken delivery of my 4th Hot bin.

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19 of 19 people found this review helpful.

Fast Delivery, sham about packaging
Friday, 9 August 2019  | 

Received my hotbin a few days ago. Fast and efficient delivery.

Disappointed to see the amount of non-recyclable plastic waste from a "green" company. Bin wrapped in heavy duty bubble wrap, and all contents wrapped in plastic.

Perhaps a cardboard box would be more environmentally friendly?

The contents inside the hotbin doens't really need plastic wrapping, the bin is waterproof by design.

Just filled it with waste, so will be interested to see how it performs. Looks good, and takes up minimal room.

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21 of 21 people found this review helpful.


We fully understand your concerns around the bubblewrap used to package the HOTBIN, however it was selected after many trials as the preferred packaging due to the way the HOTBIN is transported and received by customers to ensure the product is received in the best possible way.

In regards to recycling, we encourage customers to reuse the material where possible or recycle it where local collections services allow please do check as this can vary in some areas.

Over the last year we have continued to explore other packaging options which are more in line with our brand ethos and with that in mind we hope to be able to announce a change in our packaging very soon. Please do stay in touch via our newsletter to learn more.

Many thanks for your review and we hope this addresses your concerns and gives you confidence in the HOTBIN brand.

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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13 of 14 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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11 of 14 people found this review helpful.

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