I Compost My Own Poop!

Robin greenfield standing in front of his compost toilet.
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You read that right, I compost my own poop. I live off the grid in a little house in San Diego and I compost my own poop. You might have some questions like:

Is this safe?
Is this stinky?
Haven’t we evolved past having to deal with our own poop?

I’ll let this video do the explaining:

The segments on waste water treatment came from this video. Watch it to learn what happens when you flush a toilet:

The segments on compost toilets in developing nations came from this video. Watch it to learn how compost toilets can help out in developing nations:

Fore more information on composting humanure and a guide on exactly how to do it read a copy of the Humanure Handbook for free here.

Learn how to compost food scraps and plants from your yard with my guide to composting at home.

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