The Compost Toilet Handbook

The Compost Toilet Handbook

by Joseph C. Jenkins
The Compost Toilet Handbook

The Compost Toilet Handbook

by Joseph C. Jenkins


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From the author of The Humanure Handbook, an expert guide to compost toilets you can build yourself

The Compost Toilet Handbook is an illustrated instructional manual explaining how to make, use, and manage compost toilets, which are waste-free toilets that rely on the biological process of composting to recycle toilet material. It is based on the author’s 40+ years of first-hand experience with “composting as a sanitation alternative.” The 254-page indexed book has 161 pages of color photos including 203 photos or illustrations from 13 countries where compost toilet systems are in use. The 2nd half of the book includes case study reviews of compost toilet projects in African prisons and schools; Haitian schools, orphanages, and villages; schools in Mozambique; neighborhoods in Mongolia; a school and village in Nicaragua; and an ecovillage in the US. Along with the nuts and bolts of compost toilet construction, use, and management, the book covers emergency preparedness, cold weather composting, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, health, and safety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733603515
Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
Publication date: 04/29/2021
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 431,524
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Joseph Jenkins is the author of several award-winning self-published books, including The Humanure Handbook, The Slate Roof Bible, The Balance Point, The Compost Toilet Handbook, and Self Publishing: Top Ten Tips.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1

1 Everyone Needs a Toilet 3

2 Compost Toilets 27

3 Compost Bins 43

4 Cover Material 67

5 Management 75

6 Cold Weather Composting 87

7 What Else Can Compost Do? 95

8 Making and Using Compost 103

9 Health, Safety, and Thermophiles 131

10 Pharmaceuticals and Heavy Metals 155

Part 2

11 African Prison 161

12 Mongolian Ger Communities 167

13 Haitian Schools and Orphanages 183

14 Santo Village, Haiti 195

15 Nicaragua School and Village 215

16 Mozambique Composting Black Water 223

17 USA Ecovillage 235

18 Emergency Preparedness 239

Index 247

World Map 254

[Temperature Conversion Thermometer 137]

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