December 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm #33259December 31, 2014 at 10:55 pm #33268
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!
AlDecember 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm #33270
Pull up a manhole cover and dump it in the sewer system.January 1, 2015 at 12:40 am #33272
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.January 1, 2015 at 1:35 am #33275January 1, 2015 at 8:53 am #33291
you can compost human waste.
British Survivalist.January 1, 2015 at 1:20 pm #33293
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.January 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm #33305January 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm #33330
Smell and fliesJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm #33331
I’m with redleg16January 2, 2015 at 12:50 am #33338January 2, 2015 at 1:40 am #33339
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.January 2, 2015 at 1:53 am #33340
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.January 2, 2015 at 6:15 am #33343
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>lonewolf wrote:</div>you can compost human waste.
Bones don’t compost.January 2, 2015 at 7:42 am #33346
do NOT use chemicals on human waste if you are composting it, it stops the poo from bio degrading.
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