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HotBin Mark 2 200 litre Compost Bin


The HotBin Mark 2. 200 Litre Compost Bin "hot composts" all year round to recycle your food and garden waste faster. It works well in the sun or shade but should be sited on an even surface.

You can expect a rich compost every 90 days with no need to turn the waste, as the HotBin maximises the perfect conditions to make hot composting easy.

Bacteria decomposing the waste generates heat within the HotBin Mark 2. 200 Litre Compost Bin, which provides effective aeration through the bottom air inlet plate and the air outlet rotating valve. It also removes excess water through the valve as steam and allows you to control the rate of heat loss.

The HotBin can achieve hot composting between 40-60 degrees, which means it can produce a rich compost faster. As hotter temperatures can be achieved you can recycle more types of household waste including food waste and grass cuttings.

Made from Expanded Polypropylene or EPP, the HotBin is made of just 4% raw material and 96% air making the HotBin very resource efficient!

For more information on the HotBin, including how to get started, please take a look at our HotBin composting guide. HotBin composting guide. HotBin guide.

Additional features

  • Thermometer in lid
  • Airtight lid to reduce smells and keep out vermin
  • Aeration valve plate to moderate temperature
  • Biofilter unit to stop foul smells
  • Insulated walls for heat retention and rapid composting
  • Aeration base plate to disperse air within the bin
  • Easy to remove hatch door panel to take out mature compost
  • How to use guide included
  • 25 litre bag of bulking agent (composted wood chip) to use with food waste
  • Internal thermometer to monitor temperature in top layer of waste
  • Raking stick
  • Winter 'kick start' heater (also known as a 'hot water bottle')
  • An angled internal base funnels Leachate towards the drainage cap, this liquid can then be used as a liquid fertiliser

Hotbin specification
ModelCapacity (l)Height (mm)Width (mm)Depth (mm)Depth when lid fully opened (mm)Height when lid fully opened (mm)
HotBin Mini 100 Litre Compost Bin.10011254504505301420
HotBin Mark 2. 200 Litre Compost Bin.20011455505506751605
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Reviews (2)
  • Good fun but voracious appetite 5/7/2021
    I bought a 200 litre Hotbin last June. It really works and it's fascinating to see how hot it gets. Material of all sorts - peelings, food waste, garden waste, plus the necessary shredded paper and wood chippings - pack down quickly over two or three days then you need to top it up again to keep it working. I kept it going until Christmas but then left it alone as by that time of year it was proving too difficult to find enough waste material to satisfy it, but In that time it had produced lots of really good compost which I am now using as a mulch. I have just cleaned it out completely and started it working again.
  • Most efficient composter we have tried so far 3/2/2021
    Any increase in temperature speeds up decomposition and this bin has produced a good supply of compost with a fine texture and surprisingly fast. In theory you can add fish and meat kitchen waste but only when the temperature reaches the right range. We stick to fruit and vegetable food waste plus grass and other suitable garden waste. The bin can be totally full one day and the volume significantly reduced a few days later, indicating the speed at which it works. More garden waste is produced in summer months and the higher temperatures in the bin help to cope with the extra volume. We do use the aerator tool to mix the compost - these take a fair amount of wear and tear so consider ordering a spare. We have had our bin for several years now. It was definitely worth the extra money relative to other compost bins (would need quite a few dalek bins to get through the same volume of waste) and I would have no hesitation in buying another when it eventually needs to be replaced.