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Do you know where your Christmas tree is going when picked up? If you don’t know for sure, you are still on-time to call your local waste provider and investigate if they will chip and recycle the trees into mulch, or if they will send them to landfills to rot and produce methane gas emissions. 

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If you are composting with a hot composter like HOTBIN at home, and are struggling to keep it fed and operating between 104-140°F during the winter months, you may want to know what else is there to add to your composting bin. What else is there? If you have a garden, you may want to look for extra waste that might be hidden underneath (under the snow?).

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Composting with HOTBIN in Cold Weather. It is possible. However, understanding how composting works can be considered a continuous learning experience, as the composting heap inside a composting device not only depends on the device and the material it’s made of, but on other variants such as the outside temperature, and the type of mixed-waste added among some. This is why knowing how your composting device works, helps tremendously in determining how to compost successfully in cold weather.

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You can compost at home many of your leftovers from Thanksgiving week-end feast with friends and family, divert them from reaching landfills, and turn them into rich compost. For sure, it is better to compost these leftovers, than trashing and sending them to landfills to rot and increase greenhouse gases and pollution.

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One of HOTBIN’s biggest fans in the USA just sent me some pictures of pumpkins in front of his yard and photos of the same pumpkins one week after he added them into his HOTBIN composter. The initial volume of the pumpkins and some leaves he added to the mix, were drastically reduced and… the decomposition is already in process!

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