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Food waste composting, Hot Composting, HOTBIN Composting, Winter composting -

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...

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THE HOTBIN IS CAPABLE OF WORKING AT 100-140˚F all through winter.  Even when the outside temperatures falls to 5˚ F (-15˚C). To achieve this, you will need to: Add waste regularly – at least once a week Add at least 11 lbs. per week (2 small, or 1 large caddy) Ensure you add lots of shredded paper (or corrugated cardboard) in with your food waste Re-start your HOTBIN if your waste drops below 68˚F (20˚C) (i.e. use the ‘kick start’ hot water bottle) Not all customers will achieve hot composting over winter as they do not have enough waste. It’s good if you do...

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For many, Winter seems to lack an obvious supply of compostable garden waste, and kitchen peelings take center stage for the compost bin.  If you are struggling to keep your HOTBIN fed and operating between 104-140°F (40-60°C) during the winter months, there may be some hidden waste types lurking in your garden that you may not have thought about composting.

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Food waste composting, Hot Composting, HOTBIN Composting, Winter composting -

HOTBIN... an ALL SEASONS Composter Bin. A picture of a HOTBIN composter surrounded by snow, was shown this week on Carry-on Composting Blog. The post suggested that "adding a food compost bin (such as HOTBIN) to  your Christmas list or buying one as a December treat," can help to extend the range of food waste that you can compost at home during the holidays.

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