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  • general | RELIEVE
    buckets to stop the actual plastic of the buckets smelling but i find that all smells are eliminated from the cleaned buckets with exposure to the sun for a few hours its great to see this website specifically for chch residents Well done Claire Reply Phil Orr says July 6 2011 at 12 58 am I have been using a 20l bucket at our hoilday property for the last 3 years its been great pee and poo in the same bucket men pee in the bush We have found that the room where the 20l bucket is does not stick at all its more pleasent than toilet at home We have an external compost bin made up of 4 old pallets And we have 2 sets of these set up we filled one of the last two years and have just started on the second one so letting the first one sit for a year or so now We have had no problem that we have noticed with any leaching Go CHCH I was thinking at how we could implement something like this up there Let me know how I can help Cheers from Invercargill Reply Thomas Lauterbach says June 19 2011 at 11 25 pm I have been a great believer in composting toilets for years I learned how to build and use them from Frederick Hundertwasser the famous Austrian artist and architect He was a close friend and a passionate believer in the simple bucket version of the humus toilet One thing I personally believe is important to optimize this wonderful way of giving back to mother nature in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way is to use mainly humus soil to cover the shit Natural humus has got all the bacteria it needs for a smell free and rapid decomposition I use two large buckets one in use the other one to allow time for proper and total decomposition once it is full I then recycle from the one containing completely decomposed humus to cover the shit at the bucket which is in use I sometimes add a little leave and plant material from the forest floor like tea tree leaves or other fine forest humus on top of the forest floor It is wonderful to know that you discard of human waste in such a sustainable smell and fly free way Hundertwasser used these toilets wherever he lived inside his home in Vienna even in his flat in the 5th floor No smell but the joy to be in harmony with Papatuanuku For more information e mail me at thomas lauterbach co nz Reply Jo Atara McKenzie says June 19 2011 at 12 28 am Hi Guys thanks for coming to ChCh and leading the example of how to live more sustainable Planning now on how to set up our own compost toilet in our wee flat May your tribe increase Jo Reply admin says June 19 2011 at 6 02 pm Thanks Jo If there

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  • help wanted or offered | RELIEVE
    have a wheelie bin which is full now and we are about the let the liquid out on the bottom tap Here are our questions 1 Where is a safe area to pour the liquid on 2 Is is better to dilute it first 3 How much liquid should be poured on the top of the heap in the wheelie bin How do we determine the right level of moisture 4 There are a lot of little flies like fruit flies in the bin Do we just put more grass clippings and saw dust on it Other suggestions 5 Which chapter in the Humanure book talks about the liquid Your help is much appreciated and I loved your workshop at the Nelson Environment Centre Carla Reply greg inwood says August 29 2014 at 9 56 pm hi carla sorry about the delay in answering your questions now i m not an expert in wheelie bin composting we prefer to go for the pellet box system as we have plenty of space to process your humanure q1 i d put the liquid back onto the top of the pile in the wheelie bin and keep doing this well after you ve finished adding your last amount of humanure and it ll eventually all soak evaporate up off q2 if you put it back in the wheelie bin then no have you got worms in your wheelie bin if not then get some and put them in and see how they do q3 moisture level should be on average if you took a handful of your mix you want it when hand pressed in one hand you know fist gripped it should go drip drip drip thats about the level of moisture your looking for q4 not sure about the wee flys

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  • hot tips | RELIEVE
    Articles such Supporters Keeping you posted hot tips Add any comments relating to tips you might have for compost toilets Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Our antispam

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  • materials available to build | RELIEVE
    11 43 pm Great to meet you last night Gunter Jane is the best person to talk to regarding this Details are here http www composttoilets co nz index php forums materials available to build Reply Jane says June 30 2011 at 8 40 am Hi I am attempting to have some wheelie bins of the green and yellow sizes brought up from Invercargill This is to fit in with the compost toilet system shown on this website If you are interested in finding some wheelie bins this is a great opportunity as they are relatively inexpensive and maybe even free There is a limited time frame for availability of these bins so get in touch with me asap jane4ash gmail com Also Stephen from Total Bin Supplies in Christchurch has 20L pails with the lids cut out for a toilet seat He is selling these for 20 for those who don t want to spend 50 making a wooden box with toilet seat like we did last weekend They would be good for those with a small toilet cubicle and useful for camping trips down the track I will post a photo shortly As for me the toilet box is working a treat I highly recommend this solution for the long term and thank you to the Compost Toilets for Christchurch team and Tim for organising the workshops Can anyone confirm for me where the portaloos are being emptied Cheers Jane Reply lisa says June 29 2011 at 6 24 am Gidday Magnus I ve asked Matt to send you the list from the workshop Unfortunately a few people had writing that was too difficult to read So to anyone reading this if you came to the new brighton workshop on 17th of June and haven t heard from

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  • politics and policy | RELIEVE
    speak on why you need the toilet in your emergency kit and how to make and use one We focus on use doing the first seven days post disaster although this is a unique opportunity to talk about pee and poo and people have lots of great questions about composting and nutrient cycling Reply Annie Stuart says November 30 2011 at 7 25 pm Hi James Philippa Jameison editor of Organic NZ rang to say that she wants to run the short piece on the Christchurch Compost Toilet project in the next issue but wondered if there were any updates on how it s going forthcoming workshops etc Also she wanted to verify that it was ok to use one of the images from the website she mentioned a high res one a cartoon I think that would reproduce well I rang the landline no I had written down for you 09 but got a discontinued service message I also sent a text to the mobile no I have for you 021 02404961 If you get this in the next couple of days could you get back to me please amstuart00 gmail com or 021 0314664 or 03 4701668 Thanks Annie Stuart Reply Carol says October 29 2011 at 9 39 pm The building code situation that Richard outlines is very similar to the one we have here in Oregon and elsewhere in the US But new understanding of finite water supplies Peak Phosphorus global food security and the like are changing attitudes and policy very quickly ReCode Oregon has helped write code to authorize site built composting toilets and this should be official soon The new work Sustainable Sanitation in Cities A Framework for Action Lüthi C Panesar A Schütze T Norström A McConville J Parkinson J Saywell D Ingle R 2011 has information on successful introduction of composting toilets in European towns and cities Also PHLUSH here in Portland Oregon really would like to hear from the Compost Loo Team What we are calling the Christchurch Twin No Mix Toilet has been well received and we expect city county and Red Cross officials will endorse it Although it s for emergencies we are educating people about nutrient cycling and long term use Please can you get in touch with us at info at phlush org We are writing a grant due Tuesday and would like to include a video conference with you at the University of Oregon Perhaps we can get some senior officials here to validate your work in a way that supports your work for regulatory change Reply Richard Grevers says October 25 2011 at 8 24 am Hi Heidi Planners and rulemakers like predictable outcomes and the commercial systems are the only ones that offer tested reliability that isn t dependent on the level of knowledge and care of the householders Give the handle three turns once a day is about the same difficulty as press the flush button after each use Also local authorities

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  • references | RELIEVE
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  • up and coming events | RELIEVE
    turn up there there s no need to register first I enquired about this and this is the answer that I got Reply Steve says June 17 2011 at 2 02 pm Yes the library is open on Saturday and the workshop will be there This is according to an email I got from Lisa today Friday It should be a good workshop well worth going to And it ll be on there even if it s wet outside Reply merrett smith Mr says June 16 2011 at 10 33 am but is the Brighton Library open this Sat Reply Steve says June 17 2011 at 2 00 pm Yes the library is open on Saturday and the workshop will be there This is according to an email I got from Lisa today Friday It should be a good workshop well worth going to Reply Marcus says March 8 2011 at 9 15 pm Hi Guys Nice meeting you yesterday at New brighton Hope you can run a workshop soon I put a message out to The Greens earthquake news list which leads to your site Reply James Bellamy says March 9 2011 at 8 19 am Tomorrow Thurs 9

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