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  • What volume of grass do you get through yours?

    I have a moderate sized garden, but in spring and autumn I produce a lot of grass clippings (I use the Bosch Rotak 36V mower because I like no leads and no petrol, but sadly it is not a "mulching" mower so the wife prefers I don't leave clippings on the lawn as they end up indoors in short order.

    I've put 2 lawnmower hopper loads into the HotBin to start it. Added perhaps about 1 more bin to get the HotBin full (with other materials). We generate about 20l of kitchen waste a week, including a generous amount of shredded paper to add carbon.

    In summer I might produce 4 hoppers of grass every 2 weeks. In growing season with it's rained a lot, I can fill a council wheelie bin packed tight in one cut (or grass grows fast when it's watered and warm).

    My HotBin is running pretty hot (60-72C core varying) and the pile is dropping. But I am wondering if it's worth getting a second HotBin (nice but not cheap) - or whether, once the initial load has had a decent chance, it will manage to consume material at a good rate.

    So I wondered how many lawn mover hopper's worth per fortnight/month/whatever that you folks were getting your HotBin to consume?

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    A shame that no one else has contributed to this thread.

    I have only had my hotbin for 11 days, but in that time I must have added about 8 hoppers worth (I also have a Bosch 36 Rotak) and I still have a load left to add, but my hotbin is full to the brim today.

    So I will store the left overs and add it on Wednesday when (hopefully) the contents in the hotbin will have reduced and created some room.

    I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do in winter when I don't have all this grass.

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