Hot Compost vs. Cold Compost... Which one is better?
Both methods can do the job, thus the decision making is based on which method is a better fit for your goals and lifestyle. If the time to get composted soil, volume of waste, and the space is not an issue for you; then, a cold-composter can fit your needs. However, if you are serious in composting day-in and day-out; and season-in and season-out… you will want to select a hot composter that can do the job faster, allows you to keep adding more waste to previous batches, and works all year round.
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...