The Compost Toilet Handbook
From the author of The Humanure Handbook, an expert guide to compost toilets you can build yourself
The Compost Toilet Handbook is an illustrated instructional manual explaining how to make, use, and manage compost toilets, which are waste-free toilets that rely on the biological process of composting to recycle toilet material. It is based on the author’s 40+ years of first-hand experience with “composting as a sanitation alternative.” The 254-page indexed book has 161 pages of color photos including 203 photos or illustrations from 13 countries where compost toilet systems are in use. The 2nd half of the book includes case study reviews of compost toilet projects in African prisons and schools; Haitian schools, orphanages, and villages; schools in Mozambique; neighborhoods in Mongolia; a school and village in Nicaragua; and an ecovillage in the US. Along with the nuts and bolts of compost toilet construction, use, and management, the book covers emergency preparedness, cold weather composting, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, health, and safety.
Copyright 2021, hardcover, 245 pages.
About the Author:
Joseph Jenkins is the author of several award-winning books, including The Humanure Handbook, now in its fourth edition, having been translated into over 20 languages and published on several continents. The Humanure Handbook was a graduate thesis turned into an underground best seller, based on the author’s first-hand experience with compost toilet systems. Jenkins began providing consulting services worldwide in 2006 as a compost toilet expert, and has traveled to 64 countries, many multiple times. Jenkins currently resides in the US in a household serviced by a compost toilet system.