Delivery: 6-12 working days  Material: Arpro® EPP  Capacity: Approx. 200 litres  Weight: 8kg (unboxed) Size: 115 x 55 x 55cm (45x22x22 inches)
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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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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.
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.
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 possibleto 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!
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:
The EXTRAS you receive:
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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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.
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.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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.
7 of 7 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.https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/bubblewrap-0Over 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.
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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 shouldSo much detail, so I thoughtBut 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 easyI started it on Monday, today is Friday, 4 days and when I went to add more waste, my internal temp was 40*CSo after 4 days, I am hot composting, I’m impressedIt was tedious chopping all my garden waste up when your HOTBIN is completely empty but it’s done and now, it’s only routine top upsPleased as punch with my purchase, won’t 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
7 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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 !
16 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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!!
20 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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...
20 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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