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Spring and summer are the seasons where rodents are out and about, and when sources of food are abundant. However, rats are attracted to compost bins and heaps as a source of food, shelter and as a warm dry place to nest. The following tips will minimize the risk of having rodents attracted to your composting bin: 1. Always Clean Up Keep the HOTBIN clean at all times, ensure no food waste is left around the base and surrounding area. Wipe around lid, hatch and door edges clearing any loose pieces that may create an imperfect seal. This will help...
Aerobic Composter Vs. Anaerobic Composter… Which One is Better?
Let’s start with the bottom line… Regardless of being hot or cold, insulated or not, bacteria needs oxygen to do its job effectively.
This fact makes aerobic composters more efficient, as they provide oxygen to the composting process, shortening the composting cycle and producing compost much faster than an anaerobic composter. Furthermore, and for the same reason, an aerobic container can take more types of food scrap that are not compostable in an anaerobic composter.
The HOTBIN has been in the market for over 10 years, and through the years we have collected many customer testimonials that answer many of these questions. The following are three extracts of our collection of testimonials, that are relevant to today’s topics. At HOTBIN, we hope that ding their experiences can help us put to rest some of your concerns and provide you with a few ‘how-to’ tools.
The answer is yes. You can compost in the suburbs whether you reside in a townhouse or a single home, all you need is a small space in your backyard. Composting in the suburbs is just as composting on a farm as long as you are mindful of odors and select the right composter to avoid problems with your neighbors.
One customer offers her unscripted opinion on the excessive food-waste many of us are experiencing now that families are spending more time eating at home. In the era of covid-19 we are finding ourselves in the confines of our home offices with more time on our hands to do things we never got to, and notice things that were never visible to our busy eyes. One of the first things I noticed, was an increase in the amount of household kitchen waste being generated, and the need for more garbage bags, more walks to our garbage bins and the need for a...