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    Al_1234
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    Hi C,

    Thanks for the info & link!

    Quick questions – do you use air spray or Lysol to freshen the “toilet area”? Do you have fly/pest issue just by using the saw dust/peat moss? Where do you get cheap/free saw dust/peat moss? Do you separate the pee from the poop (some youtube guys/composting toilet suggest/work that way)? If so, how do you “recycle” the pee? If not, how long do you need to change bags? (do you use 13 gallon bags in your 5-gallon bucket? What brand do you recommend [some are really flimsy!]?

    I live in a sub-urban area (Long Island, NY) and really have no place to dig besides my backyard/front lawn. When SHTF, there might be no garbage collection and no flushable toilet for months. I don’t want to ruin my lawn sprinkler system (which covers the whole yard/lawn). And human waste piles up FAST – No composting bin/system will be big enough to hold months’ worth of humanure, even for a small family I have. Assuming the local government was not too helpful, what would you suggest to do with the many bags of humanure collection?

    Hopefully there will be a centralized dumping ground – I definitely don’t want any neighbor/friends to dump their “collection” on my front lawn! (It’s definitely a crappy possibility because there are people who let their dogs poop on my lawn – which is DISGUSTING!)

    Thanks for your feedback & ideas! Have a Happy New Year!

    Al

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    Al,
    Pull up a manhole cover and dump it in the sewer system.

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    Al, in a suburban setting, you might consider agreeing with your neighbors on a designated area for burying the waste rather than everyone trying to establish their own poop trench. Part of my reasoning is that in a long term SHTF event you will all be turning those lawns into veggie gardens, and so best to avoid contamination risk.

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    #33291
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    you can compost human waste.

    British Survivalist.

    #33293
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    redleg16
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    You can also use lime to use in the bucket after use. Just go down to your local hardware store in the lawn and garden and pick up a bag or 2. It also controls flies.

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    #33330
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    Smell and flies

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    I’m with redleg16

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    C,
    Composting toilets have been around for a long time. My brother installed a commercial unit in his home in about 1983. It used the same methods/materials of controlling odor as you describe. Ultimately it was not an effective method of waste disposal and it was replaced with a septic system. The method you present is certainly a great method when no other choice is available smell or no smell.

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    drunkmonkey
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    Also Remember if SHTF is that bad you are having use a bucket, its probably safe to assume that you will be on rationed/starvation level food consumption and you and your family will not be pooping too much if anything at all.
    When I do heavy work like building a block foundation for a home I consume 3000 calories + per day and the quantity of waste I deposit drops significantly because my body is consuming all food intake at an extremely efficient level.

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    <div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>lonewolf wrote:</div>you can compost human waste.

    Bones don’t compost.

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    do NOT use chemicals on human waste if you are composting it, it stops the poo from bio degrading.

    British Survivalist.

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