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The correct mix of carbon material (sawdust, straw, dry grass or leaves, etc.) moisture, and human manure leads to an aerobic, high temperature composting process that eliminates harmful pathogens and creates rich soil that is safely usable directly on food gardens. One challenge with humanure is that, for optimal results, solid wast has to be separated from liquid. Liquid can be diluted 10 to one with water and used directly without processing. Solids need to be mixed 1 to 1 with carbon material and composted for up to a year, making sure that it reaches a temperature high enough to remove harmful bacteria.

Humanure Resources

The Humanure Handbook

Humanure book (about 199 miles away)
Compost toilets can provide a sanitation solution when water or electricity are not available, or when you simply want to make more compost or less environmental pollution. Now in its 4th edition, not only does the book address what to do with human...

Joe Jenkins

Humanure knowledge holder (about 199 miles away)
Author of the 'Humanure Handbook'; "...maintains a business in north western Pennsylvania (Joseph Jenkins, Inc.), where he resides on 143 acres with a large garden, an orchard, several family members, and a compost pile or two."

Essential Composting Toilets

Humanure book
A guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and...