Pile on the pile

Yes you’ve guessed it, its that time again; right on schedule, which is more than I can say for this post as I attended to the toilet yesterday. For any new readers I am keeping a composting toilet diary, to try and explode the many myths there are out there about human waste; inspired by Joseph Jenkins and his humanure handbook. I urge anyone with the space to at least give it a try and make the world last a little bit longer! Check out my ‘composting toilet’ tags for a full list of posts and a bit more info.

Nothing to report really, no slips, trips or falls during the process and all completed in less than the average time of 5 minutes. Lots of kitchen waste added as we have extra guests with the ‘Studnia’, we always try and feed anyone who visits, workers, friends, even people who arrive by accident; it just seems right, especially if we are eating ourselves; it would just be rude not to.

One thing to note I suppose is the compost pile level, its just seems to stay so constant; despite the deposits we are making (I’d guess 40Kg per fortnight.. err, that includes kitchen waste)  and of course fresh cover material after new nutrients are added, the pile never seems to get any higher. I just hope this continues once the snow arrives and the temperature drops, which it is forcast to do any day now.

Compost after filling

The pile two weeks ago after cover up


The pile today after its latest top up

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One Comment

  1. That’s what happens with my compost pile too. I’ve started many piles over the years that needed turning. After a few weeks they would be abandoned. This type of compost does NOT need turning. I’m a firm believer of recycling our own human manure by composting thoroughly. Think of all that precious water you’re saving while producing a valuable fertilizer for your garden. Keep it up and maybe you’ll start a ‘movement!’

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