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I normally like to keep blog posts generic so the tips provided are applicable to all kinds of composting methods. However, this week, I feel I need to be more specific to customers using HOTBIN or a similar aerobic hot composters, where composting relies on bacteria breaking down waste as air (aerobic process) circulates throughout. Why Keeping a Balanced Composting Act is Critical For the above mentioned aerobic composting process to work and be efficient, there needs to be what I am going to call ‘The Composting Balancing Act ’ in the amount of food-waste, bulking agent (mulch) and paper added...

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All you need to know about adding a bulking agent on your HOTBIN The role of a wood-chip bulking agent (mulch) is to create structure, air spaces and gaps to improve airflow throughout the waste inside the HOTBIN composter. It will also compost down in time, but you may find larger chips visible in your final compost. Wood can absorb moisture and does not change shape thus maintaining good airflow inside the unit. The HOTBIN requires bulking agent or equivalent garden wood chips, to keep the bin well aerated and the bacteria fed with oxygen. The structure of the bulking...

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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...

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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.

The Process

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.

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The latest HOTBIN Composting Newsletter is out with Secrets of Hot Composting, Chopping Waste, Bulking Agent and many other Tips for composters.

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