Composting All Year-Round with HOTBIN
Home Composting should be an all-year affair, including for those of us living in wintery parts of the US and Canada. Although winter might seem to lack an obvious supply of garden waste to compost, food waste can take center stage with plenty compostable food from holiday and family gatherings. This of course, can only be possible if you are composting with a hot composter like HOTBIN.
If you don’t have a hot composter, now is the right time to get one. If you have one, you should be able to continue adding and processing compostable waste all through the winter months and have compost ready for spring planting.
Fall is a great time to steam up your hot composter by maintaining the compostable waste —inside the HOTBIN insulated walls— between 104-140°F. To get the correct inside reading, we suggest that you use the extra thermometer by placing it inside the bin and on top of your composting waste.
To achieve and maintain these temperatures. you need to feed your composter with waste 2-3 times a week. Don’t forget adding the suggested amount of shredded paper/carton and mulch/wood-chips to control moisture and create the necessary air-pockets structure to keep you waste composting aerobically.
If the internal temperature of your HOTBIN composter drops below 68°F… you don’t need to worry, as you can bring it back steaming hot. To do so, use the ‘kick-start’ bottle with hot water by placing it inside the bin for 24 hours, before taking it out. This should bring the temperature inside your HOTBIN back to 104-140°F.
If you do not live where it is windy and cold… you just need to keep feeding your HOTBIN composter all year round. HOTBIN insulated walls will decompose your waste and turn it into rich compost in as little as 30-90 days. This is 32 times faster than composting on a cold composter.
We understand that not all customers will achieve hot composting over winter, as they do not have enough waste. If this happens, you don’t have to worry, as you will be able to kick start your hot composting bin at any time, or when you start to get enough waste to re-start it.
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