Re: Compost Toilets
- Subject: Re: [cg] Compost Toilets
- From: Ariane Khachatourians <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 23:36:35 -0700
Hi--there are a few places that have compost toilets that I know of...
There was a really cool composting toilet at the Saltspring Island
Hostel, where my boyfriend and I went for a weekend last summer. It was
surprisingly un-stinky, and easy and pleasant to use--just go, and then
cover with a scoop of peat. I'm not sure what they do with the compost
afterwards though... here's their website (not really any info about the
And their email address incase you want to contact them about it.
City Farmer also has one, but I've never used it...there's a bunch of
info and photos at their website
They also have some info posted about one of the new buildings at the
University of British Columbia that uses composting toilets on a larger
Finally, there were composting toilets at Prince Edward Island Greenwich
National Park. There's some info at the site for the company that made
Hope that helps!
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Monica Cox wrote:
Dear community gardeners:
I just sent off a request for info to you'all and forgot to include
the [cg] in the subject line to identify my message as legitimate
community garden mail. So realizing that most of you would delete the
mail that I sent as junkmail or even as that containing objectionable
content, I am recomposing the message here:
If received my request for information twice, well, just delete one,
but still respond. I'm interested to know what some of you think
about this subject.
I am investigating the use of compost toilets for our local Compost
Specialist group, a group of Master Gardeners that create and
demonstrate compost for area community gardens, the public, and for
ourselves. I was wondering if any of you have compost toilets at your
community gardens or know of any such toilets being used in your
area. Is the composted humanure being used on vegetable plots, or how
is it disposed of? What are some of the issues regarding management
of these toilets?
I have accessed Jenkins' "Handbook of Humanure" online as well as a
few other websites regarding compost toilets for sale. However, I'd
like to know of first hand experience with composting human waste that
some of you may have.
Monica in Cottage Grove, Oregon
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