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The Compost Toilet Handbook


Compost Toilet Overview

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A compost toilet requires no water, plumbing, pipes, vents, drains, electricity, or urine separation. It's a toilet that makes gardens. It's designed to collect toilet material for composting in a separate location. This 11 minute video provides a brief overview on the toilet and the processes.

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How to build a compost bin in 10 minutes.
How to Build a Compost Bin in 10 MInutes

This is a video specifically for humanure composters, but this quick pallet bin process will work for any type of composting. Joe Jenkins, author of the Humanure Handbook, shows how to put up a bin in 10 minutes, empty humanure receptacles, and use cover material to create a safe, ecological sanitation system.

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Contact Us

Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
143 Forest Ln, Grove City, PA 16127 US
Fax: 814-786-8209
Ph: 1-814-786-9085
We are in northwestern Pennsylvania, not far from the Ohio border, just off Interstate 80 near Barkeyville, PA.



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About Us

The Humanure Handbook was an accidental literary phenomenon. Joe Jenkins began writing the book as a master's thesis while attending Slippery Rock University's Master of Science in Sustainable Systems program in Pennsylvania in the early 90s. Fascinated with the topic of humanure composting, Jenkins decided to convert the book's language into a popular format and self-publish the thesis as a book.

Jenkins maintains a business in north western Pennsylvania (Joseph Jenkins, Inc.), where he resides with a large garden, an orchard, several 4-legged and 2-legged critters, and a compost pile or two. Jenkins speaks at various venues when time allows, provides consulting services, maintains a publishing business, and an online store.