Learn why dry/compost toilets are environmentally significant, how to plan for, design, and build a wooden dry/compost latrine.
This practical course sets the scene to make the “case” for compost toilets in some situations, explaining how to meet regulatory requirements and concerns in the Welsh context. This will be followed by building a twin pit dry compost latrine and provide opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other. It is intended to build this first compost toilet as a high-quality exemplar which can inform the design and build of some of the potential future facilities on the BMC campus as it is developed.
The course is intended for anyone who might wish to build their own compost toilet, is interested in the human waste nutrient cycle or just wants to build things from wood.
IF YOU ARE AGED UNDER 18, YOU MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
Date – Saturday 15th April 2023 from 9am – 5pm
Location – meet at Talgarth Car Park, LD3 0PQ
Our campus is a car free site, and we encourage participants to meet at 9am at Talgarth carpark to walk up to the campus ready to start the course for 10am. This is a moderate uphill walk of 35-40 minutes. If you are unable to do so we will organise lift-shares from the Car Park.
What you need – You should wear suitable, weather-dependent PPE including gloves, and good, sturdy boots with steel toes if possible. Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic at the farm.
What will I do and learn?
- Understand the environmental problem and why compost toilets are important.
- Learn about regulations and risks of compost toilets.
- Learn how to site, design, build and operate.
- Understand the life cycle costs of compost toilets.
- Engage in the practical building of a twin pit dry compost latrine.
- Introduction to building a female/male urinal.