Strategies for Waste | Large capacity compost toilet

Sometimes overlooked in the realm of waste management is sewage. Excluding only a small percentage, residence of the United States live where sewage is flushed down the toilet and treated by the city of township. In an off-grid wilderness location such as the Steger Wilderness Center, there is a different story because sewage is not flushed out of sight and piped to a city government to treat. Thus, managing this type of waste requires an on-site solution. Presently that solution is the use of pit-toilets and a few compost toilets. The relatively large number of visitors to the SWC in combination with a cold winter climate, compost toilets are need modifications to be effective. Presented in this webpage is a compost toilet solution for Canadian wilderness parks with high visitor rates that had positive results in Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, Yoho National Park, and Nahanni National Park.

http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/html/00231305/00231305.html

This composter toilet can handle an average of about 15 overnight users per day (1,150 overnight visitors per season) and costs $3395 (1995 quote). 00231305_fig100231305_fig2

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