I stand my ground that the composting toilets are just complicated porta-potties that have to be dumped just like regular porta-potties.
Everyone that has them admits they dump the urine over the side of the boat - the urine collecting bottle is ridiculously small. And what do you do with the poo mixed with whatever? I sense a clandestine and unsafe dumping just like the urine. Urine's sterile so it's just the yuck factor but poo is not and can create serious problems.
I am sure your neighbors would love to know you have spread fecal matter around for yard with all its bacteria that will infect their yard with the next rain. Gee that's so green!
Fact is that one will have zero impact on the environment using a porta-pottie or holding tank by dumping or pumping. This is the most environmentally responsible method available today.
Let's be honest, the composters are not in anyway environmentally friendly and should be banned.
Oh for God's sake man. Why don't you do just a modicum of research before making such patently absurd statements.
My neighbors do know that I compost. They have no problem with it because they have taken the time to learn a little bit about it. They even save their kitchen scraps for me.
I have never spread fecal matter around my yard. What a stupid comment. I spread compost around my yard. Pathogen free, nutrient rich compost. If you don't understand the difference, then again, I suggest you do a little research instead of putting your ignorance on display for the whole world.
Your comment that a composting toilet is just like a port-a-potty only proves that you've never compared them. A port-a-potty is pretty much just like your plain old holding tank system except the the tank is in the toilet. And they stink even worse than the traditional MSD. Whereas the composting toilet, especially when the urine is diverted contains mostly solid matter and doesn't smell at all when operated correctly.
Of course they have to be dumped. Just like a holding tank has to be pumped out.
Your final comment is so inane that it defies comprehension.
Here's a little information about composting. Educate yourself.
Compost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the article:
"Humanure" is a portmanteau neologism designating human excrement (feces and urine) that is recycled via composting for agricultural or other purposes. The term was popularized in a 1994 book by Joseph Jenkins that advocates the use of this organic soil amendment.
Humanure is not traditional sewage that has been processed by waste-treatment facilities, which may include waste from industrial and other sources; rather, it is the combination of feces and urine with paper and additional carbon material (such as sawdust). A humanure system, such as a composting toilet, does not require water or electricity, and when properly managed does not smell. Because the term "humanure" has no authoritative definition it is subject to misuse; news reporters occasionally fail to correctly distinguish between humanure and "sewer sludge" or "biosolids".
By disposing of feces and urine through composting, the nutrients contained in them are returned to the soil. This aids in preventing soil degradation. Human fecal matter and urine have high percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, carbon, and calcium. It is equal to many fertilizers and manures purchased in garden stores. Humanure aids in the conservation of fresh water by avoiding the usage of potable water required by the typical flush toilet. It further prevents the pollution of ground water by controlling the fecal matter decomposition before entering the system. When properly managed, there should be no ground contamination from leachate.
As a substitute for a flush water process, it reduces the energy consumption and, hence, greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation and processing of water and waste water.
Humanure may be deemed safe for humans to use on crops if handled in accordance with local health regulations, and composted properly. This means that thermophilic decomposition of the humanure must heat it sufficiently to destroy harmful pathogens, or enough time must have elapsed since fresh material was added that biological activity has killed any pathogens. To be safe for crops, a curing stage is often needed to allow a second mesophilic phase to reduce potential phytotoxins.
Humanure is different from night soil, which is raw human waste spread on crops. While aiding the return of nutrients in fecal matter to the soil, it can carry and spread a vast number of human pathogens. Humanure kills these pathogens both by the extreme heat of the composting and the extended amount of time (1 to 2 years) that it is allowed to decompose.