composting toilet

A composting toilet is a self-contained toilet that uses the process of aerobic decomposition (composting) to break down feces into humus and odorless gases. Advantages of a composting toilet include:


  • Water and the energy are conserved

  • Saves over 3000 gal/year compared to typical toilet; 1500 gal/year compared to a low-flush toilet

  • Turns a waste product into a valuable soil amendment, a key for sustainable agriculture

  • Nutrients and pathogens don't end up polluting waterways

  • The infrastructure is much cheaper than a conventional sewage system

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