1. Apr, 2021

Emptying a plastic bin

The question is often asked as to the best way of emptying a conical plastic bin which either does not have a hatch or only has a small “clip in” hatch that is difficult to remove or replace. The simple answer is to lift the bin off the compost, leaving a heap a little like a large Christmas pudding. If the bin cannot be lifted off it may be necessary to push it over. The cone shaped bins such as the Rotol may be  easier to lift than straight sided bins and it is easier if the bin is only half full as it does not need lifting as high.

Normally the top layers will not be fully composted, and these should be added to the bin when it is positioned.