Use of dry toilets in town
Theuse of a Dry Toilet systematically requires a composting area to process the material. Obviously, this is easier to do in the countryside, where a garden or plot of land is more readily available.
But it’s not impossible to use dry toilets
in a building without a garden or in an urban environment!
There are several possible scenarios
You can ask your neighbors who have a plot of land/garden if anyone would be willing to host your composting area (informing them and reassuring them that it won’t cause a nuisance!) and/or would be interested in collecting the mature compost.
- You can look for a private or public grove or small patch of forest and ask permission to install your compost there, protected from animal intrusion.
- As is increasingly the case, you can raise your municipality’s awareness and try to negotiate with it to set up a collective composting area at the foot of your building or in your neighborhood, and to jointly manage this area and its recycling process. (also of educational interest for the neighborhood)
- Some French towns organize collective collection of organic waste (along with household refuse) for composting, in which (compostable) dry toilet bags can be deposited. It’s a very interesting way of adding value to the city, and one that should be encouraged and developed.