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Product Code: DD8282D
DescriptionThe HotBin Composter can handle virtually all UK domestic food and garden waste and is the size of a wheelie bin. Manufactured from expanded polypropylene making it 100% recyclable, it is a 200 litre hot, aerobic composting bin that can easily achieve a temperature of 60°C which makes it 32 times faster than traditional composting bins and safer to recycle more food types. Most homes only compost vegetable peelings and tea bags. Items like plate scrapings, cooked food, rice, pasta, leftover bread, cakes etc are not recycled as they can attract vermin, generate a smell or create a yucky mess. The design of the unit and the inclusion of an integrated bio-filter help to minimise the attraction of rats to the unit.
This is the really smart way to compost more food and garden waste as, quite simply, you can put more in your HotBin and you are guaranteed fantastically rich compost quickly. For best results wait for 30 days for ‘mulching’ compost and 90 days for ‘mature’ compost. Bulking agent should be added into the unit along with some shredded paper or torn cardboard EVERY TIME new material is added. Without it being added every time, the contents of the HOTBIN will turn anaerobic.
Your bin comes with a bag to get you started and you can make your own by ‘chipping’ garden branches. Once you have created a base layer in the unit, approximately 40cm deep, the HOTBIN should reach 40 - 60°C within 48 – 72 hours.
Your HotBin comes assembled and ready to use and features:
- Airtight lid to reduce smells and unwanted visitors
- Aeration valve plate to moderate temperature
- Bio filter unit to stop any unfriendly smells
- Insulated walls to keep it hot to help rapid composting
- Aeration base plate to disperse air within the bin
- Easy to remove hatch door panel to take out mature compost
- A 25 litre bag of bulking agent (partially composted woodchip) is included with the unit.
- Raking stick and How to use guide
The lid thermometer gives users an indication of the temperature which the HOTBIN is operating at and an additional long stemmed thermometer for taking the HOTBIN’s internal temperature. The internal thermometer can be used to check that the HOTBIN is operating at hot composting temperatures of 40-60°C before temperature sensitive materials such as pet waste and weeds are added to ensure they are safely destroyed.
The kick start bottle is designed to be used when starting the HOTBIN, returning from holiday or if no fresh material has been added recently as it can help kick start the bacteria’s decomposition process.
Outer: 55 x 62.5 x 114.5cm high
Inner: 45 x 45 x 98cm high
Internal Capacity: Approx. 200 litre
Weight empty: 8kg
Weight when full: 100kg (beyond safe lifting limit)
Remember: the Hotbin will only stay hot with regular feeding.
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Customer Ratings & Reviews
Great item wish I got it sooner instead of the 3 normal composer's I've got posted on 22/06/2017 by Peterpeach66
A great investment. posted on 23/05/2017 by ch1959uk
The hotbin is brilliant and is well worth buying. But that apart, it is the aftercare service that is outstanding. I had a few questions to ask as a newbie to the whole composting gardening thing, and the advice i got was outstanding. The person i spoke to was so happy to help me and understood i was new to composting and answered all my questions thoroughly. Its the sort of service you hope to get but rarely do.
Love it posted on 19/03/2017 by Jacky
Hot bin working well, to soon yet to use compost. All in all very pleased with purchase.
posted on 16/12/2016 by keithhudson856
Very well made bin, just started it off so should see results in a couple of months. Seems straight forward
A product that really works posted on 06/12/2016 by IRB
It's too soon to give a full review but the astonishing aspect is the way it gobbles up garden refuse, household scraps, bundles of shredded paper etc and the like at lightening speed - A WHEELIE BIN A WEEK!
Excellent product posted on 23/11/2016 by claref
Service, as always from Greenfingers, was excellent. Instructions very easy to follow and I am now looking forward to my first batch of compost. This product is not cheap, but bearing in mind the amount of money spent at garden centres on compost, I don't think it will be too long before it has paid for itself.
It's great posted on 20/11/2016 by
It is great we can't believe how hot it gets You should make an outdoor oven like this it would be great for slow cooking.
New toy! posted on 04/11/2016 by Lyn
Just got this and so have only started to use it, but yesterday I was talking to someone who has one who says it is brilliant. When the bin arrived it had been damaged in transit and I cannot rate Greenfingers highly enough. In less than an hour they had contacted the supplier and the courier and a new one arrived within the week, now that is what I call service.
Hotbin Great piece of kit posted on 16/09/2016 by Vic Jones
A great piece of kit, I didn't have much confidence that it would heat up the way it was claimed, but it has . I have always been a great believer in making my own compost and I feel that the Hotbin composter is the answer. Very pleased with the product and the company.
good value posted on 28/06/2017 by msimpson11
Very good delivery.Set up composter, instructions good.All working well now waiting for first batch of compost.