Let's just cut right to it, okay!? Why the hell are we wasting water flushing poop down the toilet? Learn more about how you can get a humanure toilet system setup and stop flushing poop down the toilet...or maybe just a bit less flushing.
Humanure composting in less than 100 words
Humanure toilet set-up includes: toilet box, toilet buckets, biofilter material such as saw dust, peat moss, or rice hulls, long handled brush, composting bins, and coarse cover material such as straw.
Composting process: after each toilet use cover deposit with biofilter material, buckets are emptied into compost pile, scrub and rinse bucket with water using care to put water into compost pile, cover compost pile with coarse cover materials until nothing is offensive to the eyes or nose, continue to make deposits for 1-year then age pile for 1-year, then the compost is ready for use.
Important note: Please refer Joseph Jenkins' book The Humanure Handbook to learn and understand all the nitty gritty of humanure composting! Also the website The Humanure Handbook is a great resource.
Read more about our humanure toilet system.
- Joseph Jenkins (2005). The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure. Chelsea Green Publishing. ISBN: 9780964425835.
- Sim Van der Ryn (1999). The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water. Chelsea Green Publishing. ISBN: 1890132586.
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