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Hotbin Composter - Hot Compost Bin 200 Litres


In a nutshell....

The Hotbin composter is a hot compost bin that works over 30 times faster than a regular compost bin. It heats your household and garden waste up to 60 degrees Celsius. Create your own compost in only 30-90 days. Capacity: 200 Litres. Mark 2 Version

Insulated Hot Compost Bins - Mark 2 Version

Hotbin composters work much faster at breaking down your food and garden waste by heating them up to 60°c. This extra heat enables you to compost 32 times faster than regular cold composters and have a rich, useable compost somewhere between 30 to 90 days. It works so fast and thoroughly that turning or mixing the compost is not required.
These bins have a large 200 Litre capacity but still take up the same space as a normal wheelie bin, they are well insulated and contain foul odours, eliminating pests. They work all year round and will compost all of your food and garden waste even in the winter months when traditional composters stop working.

New Features

The Hotbin now includes a leachate collection system. Leachate is the liquid run off from the natural composting process, and can itself be used as a liuid fertiliser. In the old hotbins. this liquid would just pool on the floor of the compost bin, in this new model the leachate is funnelled towards the drainage cap where it can be drained via the tap and used as needed.
The lid has been redesigned to now include a raised step around the top edge of the bin, this locks together like a tongue and groove joint when the lid is closed. This extra security keeps the lid closed firmly and prevents any water from seeping in during heavy rainfall. The protruding hinge has now been removed from the lid and instead built into the hotbin so that it is now perfectly square and the aeration mesh can now be slotted into the bin's base.
Comes with all necessary composting accessories.


  • Lid Thermometer
  • Cam Straps
  • Kick-Start Bottle
  • Internal Thermometer
  • Raking Stick
  • Bulking Agent

Dimensions: 114.5cm x 55cm x 55cm
Capacity: 200 Litres

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Dave Kelvin
February 14th, 2020
Kat Lennon
February 14th, 2020
The van arrived with it very quickly and your driver was good enough to set it up in my shed around the back, thank you and thanks drive er. I will order again.
Trisha Henry
January 31st, 2020
For free shipping I wasn't expecting it so soon. Very tidy composter, sits well outside. Just playing the waiting game now with the compost.
Mary Anderson
January 17th, 2020
I just got this through your newsletter, glad I took the chance can't believe it arrived already. Iam a very happy composter hahahaha
January 17th, 2020
Chloe Foy
January 17th, 2020
Best bin I've had as no smell. I used to shoot the rats on my old heap with the pellet gun I suppose I'll miss that now.
Antony Mac Farlane
December 04th, 2019
Should have got one of these years ago. Really efficient and easy to use. Andrew was a great help in talking me through how to get it working
October 11th, 2019
Michael Brayden
October 10th, 2019
Very happy with this purchase. I had some issues at the start in getting the mix right but was helped by Niall and his team with great patience until I got going. Very happy with the product, excellent customer service.
August 16th, 2017
Have not had this Composter long enough for a meaningful review. It seems however that it may not stand up to unprotected exposure to severe weather unless protected by nearby walls or sturdy fences of some kind.
Helen OBrien
April 23rd, 2017
Having struggled making compost in the past I bought a Hotbin just before St Patrick's Day. I have a few hens and so with droppings and the bark mulch I use in the run to add to green garden and household waste it's a perfect balance. Very very easy to use, clean and compact. It seems to be at 70deg most of the time so looking forward to great compost!
MareeMac Hale
April 13th, 2017
I am delighted with my hotbin and also the prompt delivery from Quickcrop. The instructions for using the bin were clear and I'm confident it will work very well. I'm also sure if I encounter any problems I can contact Quickcrop for advice.
September 23rd, 2016
Only started using it but so far its taken all my vegetable and fruit waste and I have torn up papers to keep it dry instructions very clear easy to understand and follow. I will know more in a few months happy to let you know then
Ask a Question
Asked By Kit
on April 21st, 2020
Hi - do you have to fill the bin then leave it untouched for the process to work or can you keep adding kitchen/garden waste as you go?
Answered by Niall
on April 21st, 2020
Hi Kit No you can keep adding you just need to make sure to add to it generally in layers to keep the heat working. This is all explained in the instructions but very easy to work it Niall Quickcrop
Asked By David
on March 08th, 2020
Would it ever be possible for the bin to spontaneously combust?! Just wondering, as the temperature can get so high.
Answered by Niall
on March 09th, 2020
Hi David We sell over 500 of these units a year and Hotbin in the 10's of thousands and this has never happened as the units are very strong and fully sealed. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Anne
on February 27th, 2020
Is this completely rodent proof?
Answered by Niall
on February 28th, 2020
Hi Anne It is fully sealed so nothing can get in. We have not had any instances of Rodents getting in. We did have one customer who had the lid eaten in to by a very large Grey crow last year but other than that we have over 3,000 of them sold with no rodent issues Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Sue
on November 29th, 2018
how long does the styrofoam last - doesn't appear to be a very robust material for this?
Answered by Niall
on November 29th, 2018
Hi Sue We have been selling Hotbins now for over 6 years with no issues. Once you don't hit it with the side of a spade or something worse there is no reason why it won't last for 15/20 years comfortably. It is sealed against weather damage. Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Barbara Butcher
on June 27th, 2018
Can you put mares tail, couch grass and dandelions into this hotbin ?
Answered by John
on June 28th, 2018
Hi, yes you can as the Hotbin reaches high enough temperatures, you can put any weeds into it
Asked By Daniela
on June 11th, 2017
Does it need to be plugged in to electricity?
Answered by Andrew
on June 13th, 2017
Hi Daniela. No the unit creates its own heat through the compost so no need for electricity
Asked By Jane Knight
on May 26th, 2017
Could I put the contents of my cat litter tray in this unit safely? I use wood chip cat litter.
Answered by Andrew
on May 30th, 2017
You can of course Jane. Provided you don't take up to much of the contents of the Hotbin with just this product. The wood is the issue more than the cat waste as you don't want to much brown waste in the bin in comparison to kitchen and garden waste. You should have roughly one third brown waste. The litter you mention, cut up paper or cardboard etc
Asked By Marguerite Alexander
on May 24th, 2017
Is the hot bin dependent on earth worms? I don't have a single one in my ordinary compost bin probably due to the presence of New Zealand flatworm! Many thanks.
Answered by Andrew
on May 25th, 2017
No they don't need earth worms or compost worms as the heat in the compost bin wouldn't allow them to survive. The sealed unit won't allow them find the compost anyway. The heat in this unit can get up to 65 degrees in the centre at times. This is what makes it so effective.
Asked By Jean Prince
on May 24th, 2017
How do you get the finished compost out of the bin?
Answered by Andrew
on May 25th, 2017
Hi Jean. It comes out of the bottom of the unit. There is a base door that easily comes off to help remove the contents
Asked By Lindsay
on May 24th, 2017
Can you compost garden weeds
Answered by Andrew
on May 25th, 2017
Yes you can Lindsay. The heat created in the Hotbin kills all of the weed seeds
Asked By Jennifer
on April 14th, 2017
Does the bin need to be positioned in an open, sunny sight like a 'normal'composter?
Answered by Andrew
on April 18th, 2017
Hi Jennifer. The Hobin does not necessarily need to be in a sunny location but the warmer the ambient temperature outside the bin the hotter it will get inside.
Asked By Belinda Timlin
on March 25th, 2017
Are the kickstarter and bulking agent readily obtainable and at what price please?
Answered by Andrew
on March 27th, 2017
Yes, both are readily available. The bulking agent is just bark mulch which is needed to create air spaces in the compost. The kickstarter is just a compost activator which you may or may not need, we sell boxes on our site for 7.95 which should last you a couple of years. We are looking at stocking sacks of bark mulch and will have them on the site soon.
Asked By sue mcginn
on February 24th, 2017
Thankyou Nick for your answer. Are the kick starter and bulking agent that come with the composter both vegetarian.
Answered by Andrew
on February 24th, 2017
They are both natural products and the bulking agent is made up of composted wood so i can't imagine any issue with it.
Asked By sue mcginn
on February 23rd, 2017
Are all the materials in this composter completely vegetarian friendly? Sue McGinn
Answered by Andrew
on February 24th, 2017
Hi Sue. The unit itself is built from a very strong type of styrafoam. There is nothing else included. So i guess the outer won't affect whether it is Vegetarian friendly or not. But it is not made from a natural wood or anything. Obviously it will produce Vegetarian friendly compost once the materials you add are likewise.

Important Delivery Information - Covid 19 Delays

We are experiencing some delays in our warehouse due to the Coronavirus outbreak which is impacting delivery times. In normal circumstances we expect to have your order with you within 3-5 working days but this timeline has been extended to 6-8 working days from date of order. We sincerely apologise for the delay and understand how anxious you are to receive gardening supplies.

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Our delivery fee is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

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£5.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.


How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 - 3 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 4 - 5 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the Parcel Force website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email if you need more information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. Alternatively if you are not home after Parcelforce/GLS have attempted delivery on 2 consecutive days they will leave a note to let you know that your parcel has been left at your local Post Office for collection.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795


Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. We will also refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us in so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to arrive undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the photo is important so we can show the damage to our couriers and be refunded for the delivery cost.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simply don’t want them. Just email us at explaining that you want to return your goods stating your name and your order number. It is your responsibility to return the goods to us but once they have been received and checked at our end we will issue a full refund including your original delivery charge.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you in full including your original delivery charge.

The address for UK & European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Unit 13 Block A, Flurrybridge Business Park, Lower Foughill Road, Newry, Northern Ireland BT358SQ

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