• How to Start Your Hot Compost Bin

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    Some tips and simple steps to help get your compost bin going.

    In this video we look at the fast start method to get your HOTBIN up to temperature in just 2 to 3 days. This video will give you an idea of the types of waste to add and what you need to do to get your HOTBIN off to the best possible start!

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    • The Basics - Taking the HOTBIN's Temperature - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The HOTBIN is supplied with two thermometers, both of which measure the temperature in Celsius (°c) and Fahrenheit (°f). The integrated thermometer in the lid reads the temperature of the air leavi...
    • Typical HOTBIN Feeding - Waste, Shredded Paper, Wood Chips & Stir - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      To maintain temperatures of 40-60°C you will need to feed the HOTBIN 5kg (10 litres) of waste every week, that’s approx 2 small kitchen caddies (like the one in this video). Try to split this volum...
    • How Much Bulking Agent and Shredded Paper to Add? - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Unsure about how much bulking agent and shredded paper to add?

      Whatever sized container you are using to collect your waste, here is an ea...
    • Compost Faster By Chopping Up Your Waste - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 3 months ago

      Chopping up your kitchen and garden waste will decrease the time taken for waste to compost and help create a more consistent f...
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    • Start Composting Amazon and Online Retail Packaging - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Recycle all your Amazon and online retail packaging by shredding it and turn it into lovely compost! The HOTBIN composting process requires the addition of shredded paper or corrugated cardboard to...
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    • Optional Clean if Your HOTBIN Composter is Empty - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      When the HOTBIN is empty, you can harvested the liquid gold from below the base plate and give it a quick clean.

      Cleaning and hosing down your hot compost bin is completely optional, however if yo...
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    • Get Composting Anywhere - Near the House on Paving, Gravel and Decking - Duration: 2 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      As the HOTBIN Composter has a solid base and is not open to the earth it can be positioned on any flat surface - in sun or shade, on soil, grass, paving, gravel and decking. This videodemonstrates ...
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    • How to Set the HOTBIN Aeration Valve - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      Maintaining good air flow through the HOTBIN is vital to keeping your compost heap as hot as possible. This video demonstrates the optimum position for the valve to be in to help regulate air flow....
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    • How to Clean the HOTBIN Base Plate - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      How often you clean the base plate is completely up to you, some users clean it very regularly out of choice whilst others can compost for 3 to 4 years without needing to clean it.

      We would recom...
    • How to get the HOTBIN Cam Straps Tight - Duration: 89 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      The HOTBIN’s cam straps play an important role in keeping the unit tightly sealed against the weight and pressure produced by decomposing material behind the door. Loose straps may cause heat and o...
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    • How to Clean the HOTBIN Aeration Mesh - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      The HOTBIN will continue to work well if the mesh is partially blocked, however if it looks more than half blocked then it is a good idea to give it a clean.

      Good air flow helps your compost bin t...
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    • How to Remove the HOTBIN Hatch - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      A simple guide to removing and replacing the HOTBIN's hatch.

      In this how to HOTBIN video we demonstrate the easiest methods of removing and replacing the hatch. Get quick access to your nutrient ...
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