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Lauren Hathorn
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Composting Toilets!
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Greetings Valley Permaculture Alliance!I am a Phoenix native and coming back to the valley soon after studying Sustainable Development in far-away Sweden. In Sweden I have learned a lot about the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erna Clayton May 26.

 

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Erna Clayton replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"What you have learned about the composting toilet are true, it is good for saving your water resource or the area where there is scarcity of water.But it's better to know the type of composting toilet that exist on the market as well,in valley…"
May 26
Gerry replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"The only composting toilet I know of locally is the one at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve."
Apr 5, 2011
Rachel replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"I don't know anyone that has one. In fact the last time I remember even using one was at a cabin in about 1985... I'm looking at building a tiny off-grid (120 sq feet-- the largest structure you can build without needing a permit. ;) )…"
Apr 5, 2011
Lauren Hathorn replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Thanks very much Rachel. So are you going to install one? Do you know of any other people that have done it in Phx? Have a nice day!! Lauren"
Apr 4, 2011
Paul D. Meehan replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Land of the fee and the home of the slave."
Apr 4, 2011
Rachel replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Here was my email to and response from Maricopa County. I'm not sure how many other fees are on top of the permitting fee... If I decide to build a house and put in a commercial waterless compostingtoilet (non-homemade!) for ecological reasons,…"
Apr 4, 2011
Paul D. Meehan replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"At some point we have to practice nullification of laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances which absolutely make little to no sense."
Mar 31, 2011
Lauren Hathorn replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Yes AZ law permits them, but the permit process is very complicated and expensive. Maricopa County only approves certain manufacturers and models on top of that, which is more cost!! Furthermore, in my investigations I find that most of the…"
Mar 8, 2011
Lauren Hathorn replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Hi Chris! Of course composting toilets are not new, they are as old as time. But they are actually re-emerging as the most appropriate sanitation technology in some conditions, especially where water scarcity is a main concern. In…"
Mar 8, 2011
Lauren Hathorn replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Thank you for the tip on contacting Brad Lancaster, Peggy. I actually already did and he told me to look into the Valley Permaculture Alliance for some people that may be practicing the composting toilet method. He is more familiar with…"
Mar 8, 2011
Dara replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"I'm interested to hear more.  My husband and I have been reading up on humanure for a while now.   The link that Ericka provided is someone in Arizona - their site is full of wonderful information on many permaculture topics.…"
Mar 1, 2011
Ericka replied to Lauren Hathorn's discussion Composting Toilets!
"Here is a good link on some composting toilets. Many only use a bucket, so not very high tech and cheap."
Feb 25, 2011
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Composting Toilets!

Greetings Valley Permaculture Alliance!I am a Phoenix native and coming back to the valley soon after studying Sustainable Development in far-away Sweden. In Sweden I have learned a lot about the "composting toilet," a waterless toilet technology, that composts human waste to eliminate the dangerous stuff and turn it into a humus that can be used to enhance soil.I have done some homework and Arizona state law permits composting toilet installation, even just with the motivation that the home…See More
Feb 25, 2011

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At 12:17pm on February 16, 2011, Liz & Dan said…

Welcome Lauren,

Thank you for choosing to join the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends.

You’re encouraged to browse the discussions, blogs, videos, comments to get a feel for our incredibly resourceful community, and to share your interests as well. There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with classes and events, so please let me know if you are interested in helping out when available.

We offer a variety of classes to our members on a donation basis (usually $10 to $25) that goes toward venue hard-costs, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending at www.phoenixpermaculture.org/events - and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thanks!
~Liz Lonetti~
Liz@phoenixpermaculture.net

 
 
 

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