Jonathan’s Scoop on Composting Toilets
“My partner and I lived for 19 years in a deepwoods homestead complete with garden & goats, a hand pump at the sink, a composting system for our biological wastes, and no electricity. It was elegant in the comfort & aesthetic sense, but also elegant meaning clean and simple, as in “an elegant mathematical proof.” We emerged from our forest homestead in 1997 to be closer to our neighbors and more involved in the community.
Please excuse my hat! It obviously functioned as a helmet a few times too many.”
“They are small-scale, complete sewage processing systems that are not connected to municipal sewage systems. The Chinese have been using composting toilets for hundreds of years, but it is only since the 1960’s that they have become popular in the rest of the world.”