see this link for a guide to building hot box food waste compost bins
John Decker managing the Open Road Hot Box set up at the Garden of Union, Brooklyn. The Hot Box system at this garden composts food waste from the Park Slope Food Coop, which has over 8,000 members.
ambient temp is 48 degrees, compost temp is 140.
here is a report by cornell university on food waste composting in NYC, featuring the open road hot box. the report is a pdf so you need the free adobe reader. you can download it free here.