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The HOTBIN is the compost bin for people serious about composting and reducing the amount of waste they send to landfill. HOTBIN is a hot aerobic composting bin, reaching temperatures of 104-140°F, breaking down food and garden waste into compost in just 30-90 days.   The Science behind HOTBIN - Different from COLD composters, HOT composters' temperature affect the compost production rate, and have the ability to compost difficult food waste such as bones, kill-off weed seeds, pathogens, fly eggs and larvae. Whereas cold composters operates at less than 68°F, HOTBIN operates between 104-140°F or 32 times faster than traditional cold composting methods based on...

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How To Fast Start Your HOTBIN Composter. If you have enough waste (approximately 16 in. deep on your bin) you can get your HOTBIN steaming in 2-3 days. However, if you have less waste, no worries... you can get there as well, 

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HOTBIN's Charcoal-Filter is an integral part of the composter strategically located under the fixture plate of the top lid of all models. Its purpose is to detour un-wanted animals by neutralizing the composting odors coming from the top-lid air valve, that allows HOTBIN to work aerobically. If odors are not reduced or neutralized, they can attract unwanted animals.

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How to fix or balance a waste that is already wet? Adding easy to digest waste and shredded paper/corrugated cardboard into your mix, helps absorb excess moisture. If you have a HOTBIN, be sure to follow shredded paper to wet/food waste ratios to determine how much paper you need to add to your food waste (see below image). In addition, the portion of bulking agent/mulch should be added to enable airflow within the HOTBIN. Bulking agent/mulch together with shredded paper/cardboard will allow air to percolate and excess moisture to drain away. NOTE: Avoid adding newspaper or cereal packet card for...

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It is not possible to guarantee that any composting bin/pile is risk-free of vermin and other unwanted animal visits. However, just as any risk, you can mitigate  the chances of attracting unwanted visitors to your HOTBIN, by following some preventive actions.  

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