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THE HOTBIN IS CAPABLE OF WORKING AT 40-60C ALL THROUGH WINTER. Even when the outside temperatures of falls to 5˚ F (-15˚C). To achieve this, you will need to: Add waste regularly – at least once a week Add at least 5Kg/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 but...

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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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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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