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Help Me Understand How to Use and Maintain a Money-saving Composting Toilet

We want to teach you everything you need to consider when it comes to using and maintaining a money-saving composting toilet.

Of course, when the time comes, we are also here to help you choose and purchase the perfect tractor for your homestead.

Let’s get started on our journey.

Composting toilets are eco-friendly choices for homesteads.

Utilizing human waste through a proper sanitation system, also means you are going green.

Being eco-friendly and going green benefits you and the entire environment.


Dry and composting toilets utilize a natural process.

This process contains zero chemicals. It also uses very little water. This waste removal process turns human waste into something that improves soil. It makes it nutritious for your plants.

A composting toilet uses an aerobic process to decompose and process human waste. The process uses two materials --- peat moss and sawdust. They absorb all the liquid and reduce the odor.


There are many benefits of a composting toilet.

Here are a few:

  • Saves you money on water bills.

  • Less clean water gets wasted.

  • Zero chemicals to purchase. (Healthier and saves you money.)

  • Mobile; they can be used anywhere.

  • Saves you money on expensive plumbing.

  • Can be used on hiking, camping, and biking trips.

  • Allows you to recycle everything with zero waste.


First and foremost --- Never add anything to the system that is likely to kill microbes.

You do not need to add any cleaning agents or chemicals such as bleach and ammonia products. These artificial chemicals destroy the bacteria.

Instead --- you can use water and baking soda. This mixture will help the microbes break down the waste, while not destroying anything beneficial.

Next --- do not flush anything down the drain except human excretion. That’s it.

Flushing down other things like medicine and antibiotics will kill the bacteria and harm the microbes you need to break down the waste. So, if anyone in the family has been using antibiotic medicines over a long period of time (6 months+), they should not use a composting toilet. Unfortunately, antibiotics will be present in their excretion and will kill the microbes and the bacteria.


Composting toilets are convenient, versatile, and eco-friendly.

They also use little fresh water.

Millions of people are not getting fresh water to drink.

The use of composting toilets helps solve the world’s freshwater issue. Freshwater consumption is greatly reduced which means a minimum or reduced impact on the environment.

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