How Do Composting Toilets Work? Composting toilets use the natural processes of decomposition and evaporation to recycle human waste. Waste entering the toilets is over 90% water, which is evaporated and carried back to the atmosphere through the vent system.. Compost the waste and toilet paper quickly and without odour.
Typically, 90% of the waste will be water and will evaporate quickly. Some units have a separate waterless urinal. This allows much of the liquid to skip the composting chamber and evaporate more quickly, or be removed manually when full. A vent system allows the evaporated liquid to escape into the air outside.
The process works the same as the composting pile you may have for your kitchen scraps. Aerobic bacteria within the waste break it down with the help of air, heat and time. Someone does have to stir material regularly, and add materials such as sawdust or popcorn to keep those bacteria at work.
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