The HOTBIN Weekender #14
Don’t Know How to Start Composting?
If you are interested in starting to compost at home, but don’t know how to start… here are a few things that can get you going:
- One fact that can help in the starting decision is the knowledge that more than 30% of what we throw away can be composted into fertilized soil for your garden. Producing compost keeps this waste from ever going to landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
- If you are decided to take the leap and start composting… the next step is to select the right composter for you.
- Lifestyle is a key factor to consider when choosing your composter. You may want to spend the necessary time to make this work. However, your working schedule, family obligations, how often you travel, etc., should be taken in consideration when selecting the right composter. You need to be realistic with your time when making a long-term commitment.
- The size of your household and size of your garden/yard are also things that you should consider. Feeding the composter frequently is key to keeping bacteria working on the process. New waste added frequently makes this activity efficient.
- That said whether you have 1-2 caddies of waste to add every 2-3 days or 3-4 days, will give you and idea of what size to buy as well.
- Today, there are many options of composter to buy. You do not need to have a large yard to compost at home but the right composter that is appropriate to the size of your yard.
- Lastly, how fast do you want to see composter produced?
To conclude, selecting the right composter is mostly about conducting a short research and finding one that agrees with your lifestyle and other factors listed above. Being able to compost at home and divert food and garden waste from landfill and improve your garden soil, should be the end goal.
New Year Resolutions
Add composting to your list of New Year Resolutions. You can kick-start your new year composting goals with HOTBIN. HOTBIN produces organic homemade compost in as little as 30 to 90 days! When running at 104°-140°F, HOTBIN is 32 times faster than traditional cold composting. Due to its insulated EPP walls, HOTBIN locks in the naturally produced heat generated by the bacterial process. There is no turning, no tumbling, nor accelerators needed. No assembly nor external power source is required.
My Compost is too wet, what can I do?
Our winters come with changes in temperature and getting your composting pile wet is very common, and you can be struggling to get your HOTBIN back-up to 140° . Please click to view our recommendations on what to do if you are experiencing a wet composting pile. Read the complete article
Can I start composting in winter?
This is a frequently asked question. We have this article that can help you answer this question. For best results, you should have your composting pile already in process before the winter colder days (northern states) come. However, we provide some tips on this article on how to make it work. Click to read the complete article
MANTS Baltimore 2022
HOTBIN is Exhibiting at MANTS Baltimore, January 5-7. If you are in the area, please come and say HI. We will be able to answer all of your question and will be conducting some ‘Show & Tells’ during the exhibit. View Company Profile
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