What is a Composting Toilet For Boat?

Composting toilet for boat

We have all been heard the flush-and-forget system: We don’t see where our waste goes and we don’t have to deal with it. Otherwise, along with the flushing problem, wastewater treatment is extremely energy intensive and the whole world shouldn’t continue using perfectly good drinking water to flush away our waste.

Composting toilet for boat

So have you ever think about a composting toilet when you are floating on the water all day? This information below will give you a better view of a composting toilet for your own cabin. Let’s take a closer look!

What is a Composting Toilet For Boat?

What is a composting toilet for boat?

Some reasons that I think it is worth to try is no longer holding tank, no pumpouts, virtually no smell and the ability to be in remote places for long periods.

Until now the spread of the composting toilet has been one of environmentalism’s quieter and more unassuming movements – as it were. This kind of toilet is completely self-contained, it can safely be used while cruising as well as in anchorages and in marinas. This is a no-hassle solution to a long-standing problem for cruisers, racers and for weekend boaters. Designed specifically for the tough marine environment, this unit will stand up to years of trouble-free service. Now I will show you how it actually work!

A dry composting toilet uses none of water, so that means there is no plumbing, no chemicals, no flushing needed at all, it’s totally natural and organic. The toilet is like a mini ecosystem that splits the liquids (the pee) and the solids (the poo) so the solids can change into humus. Returning humus to the soil is an ecological benefit no different than adding animal manure purchased from a landscaping store. There is very little odor associated with the composting head, but there can be a little when the compost bin has been open while emptying the urine or when changing the compost (or if you have a problem with urine getting in the compost or too-wet compost).

There can also be a little smell when we’re underway and the vent is turned off. The toilet has a trap door that leads into the lower tank (compost area) and the liquids are directed to the front tank. That keeps the two from mixing so you don’t get the chemical reaction that creates the bad smell (the smell that seems to keep in the bathroom for 30 minutes after someone “going”). It is important to know that you will use the coconut coir as the “composting medium” as opposed to peat moss. It is so much better than dealing with a traditional marine head…

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The compost dumping schedule depends on how many times you go in a day, how much toilet paper you use after going and how many people are in your boat. You can also empty the solids tank in a composting bin to be used for fertilizing ornamental plants, if a compost pile isn’t available you can simply put the solids into a composting bag and throw it into the trash (it will continue to compost in the bag). With the boaters, they may empty their solids overboard if they are the proper distance offshore.

To conclusion, I think a composting toilet is a worth experience to all of us. Have you ever used a composting toilet? If not, would you install one in your boat? If you are interested about it and have any question, please don’t you ever mind to contact us. We are always here for you and eager to help!

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