composting human waste with worms

by Mynx
(Knoxville, TN)

Hi,

I recently purchased a flushing Coleman camp toilet with an 18 gallon waste tank attachment. I think it uses very little, if any, water. I wonder if I can just throw some worms from my compost into the tank with the poo to be added back to the compost pile later, if that would work. I wonder if the bedding is necessary in this case. Thanks!
Mynx

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May 30, 2013
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re: worms eat human waste
by: Stephan Admin

Hello Mynx,

thank you for your excellent question.
Worms can definately be used to eat poop!

We have several worm bins that have been fed dog poop exclusively for up to 8 years now. The worms are thriving and are multiplying rapidly in those bins.

There are quite a few designs for compost toilets available worldwide and many people are successfully using them.

It might be best to use some bedding initially for the worms. The bedding is usually only needed to offer the worms a retreat in case they get covered with acidic materials which could harm them.

I don´t know the design of your toilet but I really don´t see any reason why you shouldnt add compost worms to your toilet and let them eat your poo.

Once you empty your toilet, by all means add the processed worm compost and remaining poop to your compost heap.

Please let me know about the progress of your compost toilet project.

Kind regards

Stephan


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