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Yes. The HOTBIN doesn’t require the addition of garden waste in order for it to work effectively. The unit can be used to compost solely food waste – the only issue to consider would be waste types which need a higher temperature (104-140°F) to be composted such as cooked food waste/small bones.- In fact, our test HOTBINs located at our HQ in the UK, are primarily run on just office food waste with a diet of leftover buffets, tea bags and coffee grinds which is topped up by some extra waste brought in from home by the team. Guidelines If your HOTBIN...

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Compost, Environmentalists, Food waste composting, Gardening, Hot Composting, HOTBIN Composting -

I found an article that defines composting as ‘nature’s way of recycling.’ I couldn’t agree more with that definition, as nature is the power behind any method and existing composting device.For years, backyard composting in rural areas have existed with great success. However, there is limited participation in densely populated urban areas mostly due to garden space limitations, HOA restrictions, implementation challenges of local curbside programs, behaviors, and convenience (read more).The immediate solution to all articles read on the subject concludes that greater investment in education and infrastructure are required to confront these challenges. At HOTBIN, our mission is to...

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Compost, Environmentalists, Fallcomposting, Food waste composting, Gardening, Hot Composting, HOTBIN Composting -

When you add compost to your garden in the fall, you are improving the structure, quality and richness of the soil and making plants resistance to the coming season. Indeed, you are feeding essential microbial life within it.

Fall is also the best time to start composting and have a new batch of compost ready by early spring.

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Fall is a good time to assess the damage caused to your garden during summer’s growing season and add compost to replace lost nutrients. Fall is also a good time to start composting to have your garden’s soil ready for spring planting.

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Is Compost Effective in Holding Soils Burned by Wildfires?

The answer is YES. Although compost cannot prevent soils from being burnt in wildfires, it can eliminate soil lost during the fire and help restore vegetation post the fire by keeping it in place. Compost cannot stop wildfires. However, a study done on the Colorado slopes post fires found that compost (better than bark) could cut the soil water flow in half, thus eliminating soil loss after a fire for as much as 90%.

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