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Composting Toilets

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Turn your poop into 'brown gold' and save water!

Toilets that don’t use water to flush our poop to a far off place to be taken care of. Instead our poop or “Humanure” is dealt with safely on site or close by.

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The compost toilets on Lotan look very similar to the traditional toilet, but use no water. Notice the bucket of chopped straw.

You poop into a closed container.  Instead of flushing water you add a cup full of fine dry carbon rich material like sawdust, chopped straw or crushed leaves.

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Excrements fall into containers where they will sit for a year and decompose.

You need to maintain the contents of the container by keeping it a little moist and not too dry and your poop will over the span of a year decompose into a rich dark soil called compost.

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Brown gold! A finished product that can be used in the garden.

When looking at, smelling, feeling the humanure after a year of decomposing, there will not be any clue of poop, toilet paper or cardboard tube. All that will remain will be a fine dark brown soil, sweet smelling like the forest floor that can be used as fertilizer for our trees and plants.

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