HOTBIN is a Continuous Composting Process

HOTBIN is a Continuous Composting Process

When selecting the right composting method to fit both your sustainability goals and lifestyle, most of us scratch our heads as to which one to choose. Cold composting methods have existed forever and have shown they work time after time. So… why invest in a hot composting device?

Honestly, it all goes back to wanting to compost and make a contribution to the environment, and balancing that goal with our busy lifestyles. This is where hot composting methods flexibility and short composting cycle makes them the most viable choice for modern households. You do not have to have a large yard to compost, and 'everything goes in' as master composter Megan Brosterman describes her experience with HOTBIN.

Hot composting methods allow you to recycle more types of waste and produce compost faster. In other words, you can add your usual vegetable and garden waste, watch the heat soar, and then start adding cooked food, meat, small bones, pet waste and perennial weeds.

Different from popular tumblers, with a HOTBIN composter, there is no need to break your back tumbling or turning to get air into the composting pile. HOTBIN has been designed to be a continuous process where you add waste into the top along with woodchip (aeration) and shredded paper (control moisture), and remove compost via the large hatch at the bottom. HOTBIN is fully sealed and contains a built-in charcoal filter to trap any escaping composting odors.

How Does HOTBIN Work?
HOTBIN is a hungry beast. However, the process is easy for beginners and experienced composters alike. The hot composting process is a natural one and no accelerators are needed. Simply add in waste along with woodchip and paper (great way to get rid of old shredded documents) and the naturally occurring bacteria will break this down producing heat as a biproduct. HOTBIN simply insulates this heat with its thick expanded polypropylene walls, locking in the heat and allowing the internal temperature to soar to 104-140°F.

Expect Compost 32 Times Faster
HOTBIN produces compost 32 times faster than traditional, cold composting methods – so you can expect mulching compost in around 30 days, and rich compost in 90 days. Expect lovely sticky compost which is rich in nutrients and has a high humus content. More information on below chart.

Environmental Benefits of Composting with the HOTBIN
HOTBIN customers have reduced the waste they sent to landfills by approximately 50% and recycled their waste into rich peat-free compost.

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