Hotbin trial. I am undertaking a trial with Adur District Council in West Sussex to use a new method of composting. I have been given by Adur Hotbin to use at home
What goes into the Hotbin and how much?
Read any articles or books about composting and pretty soon it comes apparent that the best compost is the result of mixed ingredients. To have solely grass cuttings, garden waste of leaves does produce usable compost but a combination gives better results
To date, I have put getting on for 100kg int the Hotbin, not an inconsiderable amount that in certain circumstances would have been “thrown away” and not utilised. To find out how much and what I have used Please Click on this Link
Paper shreddings, coffee grounds, chippings, kitchen waste and garden waste have all been added and have produced temperatures within the bine of about 50 Celsius inside the Hotbin in the daytime falling slightly at night. It is this heat that is essential for the production of compost
I am about six weeks into the trial. In another six, I am likely to have compost to begin using on the Home Garden
Hi. I am Andy Brook, a gardener in Lancing, West Sussex UK. In May 2021 I was chosen to take part in a composting trial by Adur District Council who very generously gave me a state of the art Hotbin composter made by leading edge Hotbin Composting these blogs are about how I got on!