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Old 11-19-2013
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Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I have nothing against composting heads in general, particularly where there is little alternative, such as a mountain cabin. My biggest gripe is that I feel my non-sailor guests would struggle using one. That's a personal choice.

I often read from users, like above, that urine goes overboard. I would love to hear why its okay to put uric acid and pharmaceuticals in the ocean but not bio-degradable solid waste that has already been liquified with salt water.
Minne, I've found that guests quickly get the hang of using my composting toilet. I made up a little laminated card (bilingual, of course) with instructions on using the Nature's Head toilet. I also give non-boating guests a quick run-down on how the toilet works as I go through all the other boat stuff with them. No problems so far. A composting toilet is not very complicated to use.

I don't know what you mean by "uric acid and pharmaceuticals". What pharmaceuticals??
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