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Tag Archives: Cold Composting

Can I compost tea bags?

Can I compost tea bags? There is something about this composting question – it keeps coming back –  it was on the Radio’s 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime today. Here is an answer that deserves reading our a cup of tea! You may remember the HOTBIN composter featured on Simon’s Drivetime ...

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Can I add urine to my HOTBIN? We agree urine  works well for cold composting, but it is not good in the HOTBIN. This is due to the nature of removing excess water during the hot composting process. Many gardening and composting sites recommend adding urine onto compost heaps to ...

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Preventing a wet HOTBIN

HOW AND WHY DO I USE CORRUGATED CARDBOARD AND SHREDDED PAPER IN THE HOTBIN? Dry corrugated cardboard and shredded paper is easy for composting bacteria to digest (see table below). Because they are also very ‘dry’, i.e. have very low water content (typically less than 5% water), they are the ...

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How to compost ALL food waste

Below we explain how to Compost ALL domestic food waste  (i.e. at home, in a garden, or via backyard composting). Why do we need this blog? Surely food waste is just like other waste for composting – we just add it to the compost heap and it breaks down? What’s ...

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