What to do with human waste if you are homeless or have no access to a flush toilet?

by mark
(bristol uk)

compost worms can recycle human waste (humanure)

compost worms can recycle human waste (humanure)

I LIVE IN A CARAVAN ON A SMALL PLOT OF LAND NEXT TO A PUBLIC PARK .

WHEN I ASKED AT THEAL COUNCIL OFFICE ABOUT THE BUCKETS OF S**t
That i have , which is a bi-product of being homeless they banned me from their offices .
i cannot find anywhere to dispose of this waste .
so if i did what i used to do when i wanted worms for fishing
i could get worms for a composting system .
24,000 worms seems a lot .

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Feb 13, 2020
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Re: What to do with human waste if you are homeless or have no access to a flush toilet?
by: Stephan

Hello Mark,

firstly I am sorry that the people from your local municipality have shown no understanding of your valid and serious questions about the handling of human waste if one is not connected to the municipal sewage systems. I want to thank you for raising such an important question. As there are millions of people all over the world who are facing the same problem.

We as a family have started years ago out of our own concern for the little drinking water we all share on our small blue planet to stop polluting the valuable freshwater with human waste. And as you correctly guessed it if done properly it is perfectly fine to recycle human excrements in a compost system with or without worms. I personally prefer worms in the system as they improve the speed of composting and add valuable nutrients to the compost but as I mentioned before humanure can as well be composted without them if they are not available.

I would not worry to much about the number of worms you might need as compost worms will multiply rapidly if keep in the right conditions.

If you have access to some space where you can set up one or even better 2 or 3 compost systems for this project where you can make sure you won't contaminate drinking water it should be quite possible for you to use this method to compost and recycle your waste products.

I have published a few articles about the subject and want to encourage you to look at the Url's. of them which I am listing for you below to get some more information about the subject.

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/Worms-eat-human-manure.html

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/composting-human-waste-with-worms.html

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/do-worms-destroy-pathogens-in-human-manure.html

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/do-worms-destroy-pathogens-in-human-manure.html

https://www.worm-composting-help.com/worms-for-human-manure.html

I hope this will help you to get started to solve your humanure problem. If you have further questions or suggestions or want to share your experiences with the composting of human excrements please feel free to let us and the worm composting community on our website know.

Wishing you all the best and Gods rich blessings

with kind regards

Stephan Kloppert
Author of "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

Editor of www.worm-composting-help.com

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