How Does a Compost Toilet Work?The job of a composting toilet is to contain human waste and create conditions for rapid decomposition – including any pathogenic organisms – into humus; a safe stable soil-like substance. This humus product is then an essential fertiliser or organic nutrient suitable for plant and tree growth (not vegetables). It can be composted and dug into the earth to enrich the soil for nature’s benefit. You may find the compost tray is emptied just once a year. Rapid decomposition requires adequate oxygenation to remove any excess liquid. The air flow that enters the composting toilet ensures this process whilst also eliminating any odour. Under typical conditions the process is complete in 60 days but disposal is normally required less frequently usually just once a year.Our own experience is that a natural and healthy diet produces a stable organic waste that is in fact almost entirely free of odour. A composting toilet is easy, hygenic and safe to use with long term economic and environmental benefits. What is more it includes us in nature’s most natural recycling process!Please read the Instructions for use which are displayed inside each loo hut..