The Low Down on Compost Toilets

November 19th is World Toilet Day! Everybody needs a safe toilet, but billions of people don’t have a one. Without adequate treatment, sewage pollutes waterways and drinking water supplies. Come learn about different types of toilets- ecological toilets- that turn your poo into compost, don’t need water, and will work even during a disaster. Local […]

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(LA) The Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting toilets and urine reuse

Composting toilets offer a sanitary and ecological solution to the flush toilet. (Did you know that around 890 billion gallons of untreated sewage flows into US waterways each year?) Learn about waterless composting toilets, reusing urine, and considerations for installing a system into your home. This presentation will cover homescale composting toilets from urban to rural […]

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Are composting toilets legal in the US?

In general, this question mainly applies to people wanting to build a new home and with a permit for a composting toilet instead of a sewer or septic system, or in public places. Some states have codes regulating composting toilets, like Oregon, Washington, and many states on the east coast. These codes typically require a […]

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Composting Toilets

[img_assist|nid=86|title=|desc=Corn grown with urine-fertilizer. (photo by Peter Morgan, Aquamor)|link=node|align=left|width=125|height=100]The modern day sewer system has failed. Fortunately, we don’t need costly sewage plants or septic systems to render human waste into a harmless substance that, instead of being a problem, is a solution to problems of water shortages, water pollution, and reliance on chemical fertilizers.

This is ecological sanitation, taking care of our human sanitation needs in a way that is helpful, rather than harmful, to the environment.

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Can I use a composting toilet in a freezing climate?

Composting toilets can be used in all climates. The composting process will stop during very cold weather. If possible, keep the composting chamber a heated part of the home and/or insulate it. Outdoor composting also works. A hot compost bin can be used even in the coldest climates. A cold climate composter writes on Joe […]

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