HotBin Composter

This product is exempt from any promotions and discounts - Hotbin’s have 10-14 day delivery time.

The HotBin Composter cooks compostable garden and kitchen material at temperatures of up to 60°, resulting in faster composting times and comes with a 3 year manufacturing guarantee on the Hotbin unit.
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Size: 200L Capacity, 55cm W x 63cm D x 115cm H
Product Code: GCO-016
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Price: £195.00
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The 200 litre capacity Hot Bin - like most things that work - is a simple design to help maximise what nature does by bringing together the right conditions to make hot composting easier. It is the bacteria decomposing the waste that generates the heat and the HotBin aims to keep them happy so you can enjoy fast successful composting.

The 55cm wide by 63cm deep and 115cm high HotBin composter does this by providing effective aeration between the bottom air inlet plate and the air outlet rotating valve, removing excess water through the valve as steam and allowing you to control the rate of heat loss.The HotBin can achieve hot composting between 40-60 °C, which means it can produce a rich compost faster. These hotter temperatures produced by the HotBin means you can recycle more types of household waste, even food waste. 

The HotBin works all year round including the winter months, it arrives assembled and is ready to use and comes with a whole entourage of extras which will help revolutionise your home composting set up!

Please note: Deliveries outside UK Mainland will incur an additional delivery charge - see below for details. 

Please allow up to 10-14 working days for delivery - Hotbin Gift Certificates Available on Request

  • 25 litre bag of bulking agent (composted wood chip) to use if recycling food waste included
  • Long-stem thermometer for tracking temperature during setup of the HotBin included
  • Raking stick included
  • Winter 'kick start' heater (also known as a 'hot water bottle') included
  • HotBin has 200 litre capacity
  • Bin measures 55cm Wide x 63cm Deep x 115cm High
  • Fully insulated walls
  • Uses latest composting technology
  • Hinged lid
  • Helps promote temperatures of 60°C in top layer
  • Internal thermometer for tracking exact temperature in top layer of waste
  • Air inlet and outlet for effective aeration
  • Capable of producing mulching compost in 30 days and mature material in 90 days
  • Manufacturers advise cooked meat/bones/fish can be added
  • Airtight lid to reduce smells and unwanted visitors
  • Aeration valve plate to moderate temperature
  • Biofilter 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
  • Comes with extensive how to use guide
  • 3 year manufacturing guarantee on the Hotbin unity
  • 1 year guarantee on sundries (raking stick, cam straps, additional thermometer)

Delivery Information

As the HotBin Composter is a bulky item, there will be an extra delivery charge to addresses outside of UK Mainland - extra delivery charges will be made when delivering to Scottish Highlands, Offshore Scottish Islands, Orkney & Shetland Islands, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Please e-mail our Customer Services Department or telephone us on 0333 400 6400 (local rate) for a quote.

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Number of reviews: 10
Great purchase! By Anonymous 5 10th July 2018

Bought the HotBin Composter. Incredible seeing it working and only this morning it was operating at 20 and steam coming out the vent. Great purchase, thanks Harrod.

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Very good By Anonymous 5 14th May 2018

Tried the bin first just before snow so not a good idea. Got it going later with help of hot bottle and now that I've been loading it with grass clippings and veg etc it has taken off like a rocket and reached 55C. Looking forward to my compost.

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Did buy the 2nd so must be good... By Anonymous 4 1st April 2018

This was the 2nd hotbin composter that we've bought because we found that the 3 of us required a 2nd one to keep on top of the waste from vegetables when preparing food & that from our smallish garden. Bought a 2nd despite the huge cost (Harrod Horticultural were definitely the cheapest source on the web). The hotbin composter works well - it's a tidy design & the heat build up & speed of composting is impressive - so we went for the 2nd one rather than have to also run a slower one. Despite ordering from Harrod Horticultural the delivery only took a couple of days, and arrived in the same delivery van as the extra sack of bulking agent we'd ordered direct from hotbin themselves. You do need to use the bulking agent - we've now arranged for extra clippings from my mother-in-law's allotment group - otherwise it works no better than any other compost heap. The cost reduced the overall rating to 4 stars & the requirement for the builking agent reduced the ease of use rating to 4 stars.

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The HotBin Composter comes with a whole host of accessories to help your hot composting take off;  

•40 litre bag of bulking agent (composted wood chip) to use if recycling food waste included in the price

•Long-stem thermometer for tracking temperature during setup of the HotBin included in the price

•Raking stick included in the price

•Winter 'kick start' heater (also known as a 'hot water bottle') included in the price

The HotBin comes in one size. To keep it hot composting, you need to feed it a minimum amount of waste regularly. It is important you match the HotBin to the amount of waste you generate. The unit is designed for a 3-5 person family with a small-medium garden.


In the unlikely event you experience any problems with your HotBin composter, you can contact the HotBin Helpline on 0845 621 0095, drop an e-mail to or visit the HotBin website at

There are also a couple of helpful Hotbin downloads for you to view and even print - a Hotbin Start Up Guide (800kb) and Hotbin User Guide (177kb). Both are in the form of downloadable PDF files.

What The Press Say

Number of Articles: 8
Gardeners WorldJanuary 2017

50 New things to Try

Some like it hotter - Mairi Rattray at the Beechgrove Garden: This insulated bin makes compost much quicker than our plastic ones. It requires no turning, and the large hatch at the base makes it easy to get to the finished product.

Grow Your OwnSeptember 2016

Tried & Tested - Dave Finkle

I have had a great time with my Hot Bin. What I didn't expect was my children taking so much interest in it! Its insulating properties keep the temperature above 60 degrees Celsius, which accelerates the composting process. You can put virtually anything from your kitchen and plot in it and within 2-3 months your have the magic black gold for your plot. You will get a small amount of liquor seeping out of the bottom so put it on a suitable surface.

Number of Articles: 8
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