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Recycling champions

Recycling champions

Meet our Hot Bin trial champions

Our first recycling champion is Amanda, who lives in Horsham with her family. Amanda has signed up to trial a Hot Bin organic composter for six months and will keep us updated on their progress.

A Hot Bin can take anything from cooked food waste (including bones) to peelings and turn it into rich compost in 30 – 90 days by heating the waste up to 60°C. The result is a nutrient-rich compost for your garden for minimal effort and reduced food waste in your rubbish bin.

We've provided Amanda with a Hot Bin and a food waste caddy for the kitchen. The family will weigh the food waste they put into the Hot Bin and provide feedback each month. We're looking forward to seeing how they get on!

In our video, Amanda talks to Councillor Philip Circus, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Waste, about the project and why she wanted to get involved.

Hot Bin update: September

The family have been using the caddy for just over a month.

In her latest video, Amanda tells us more about using the caddy for her family of four, and shows us:

  • What other materials you can add to the caddy, alongside food waste
  • How to check the Hot Bin's temperature
  • How to add your full food caddy contents to the Hot Bin
  • How to identify the base level line, and what it means

Watch the September update video on Youtube