I wonder if it works sometimes

When I compost, I like to ensure I put everything I can in there. I wonder what would happen if I shit in the compost. Theoretically, nothing. It should just biodegrade and compost like everything else. The earth worms would love it. Is it allowed?


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Feb 25, 2023 at 6:13pm

The composition and microbiome + virome of human stool is still pretty different from the majority of the stuff that usually gets put in the compost, as far as I'm aware (in modern interpretations, and in some real life cases, more towards the spectrum of 'biohazard' maybe?). If you're just doing it in your own personal compost on the land you live on, or say in the middle of a forest, that should be totally fine - it will just become one with the Earth again. If it's getting picked up by the city trucks to be turned into manure/fertilizer/soil at some facility though, probably best not to put actual human poop in it.

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Feb 25, 2023 at 7:11pm

I saw a guy on YouTube that collected a bunch of his crap in a barrel, after couple of weeks sitting in there he had methane gas he could use for cooking, heating water, torch, generator etc.

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Feb 25, 2023 at 8:56pm

Live a little... Poop in the city compost.

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Sewage treatment plant

Feb 25, 2023 at 11:31pm

Where all the waste water ends from drains & toilets. They make an amazing fertilizer for plants. However they warn against using it to grow vegetables because of metal contaminants which are in the mix

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Feb 26, 2023 at 11:54am

is a biohazard. ours as well as our pets. you might possibly be able to compost on your own but certainly not add to green waste bins. you should check with your local health dept. and municipal bylaws. my guess is it is not allowed.

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Feb 26, 2023 at 7:42pm

I mean you, Op. This is a pretty odd thing to be obsessing about, given that you’ve made two posts about weird things to put in the compost. Maybe you need to get out more.

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Can you not read?

Feb 27, 2023 at 11:13am

You must be an idiot. Can you not read? On the City of Vancouver website, under "Dispose of items the right way", there is a drop-down menu for "What stays out of the green bin", where the following list appears. Note the point that says: Not accepted Pet waste and pet waste bags. Do you think humman waste gets a pass?

Animal carcasses
Not accepted Cat litter
Not accepted Diapers and hygiene products
Not accepted Dirt, rocks, soil, or sod
Not accepted Large branches or prunings (greater than 10cm thick and 50cm long). Large branches must be taken to the Vancouver South Transfer Station. Fees will apply.
Not accepted Large volumes of cooking oil
Not accepted Liquids of any kind
Not accepted Tissue
Not accepted Painted, stained, or treated wood
Not accepted Pet waste and pet waste bags
Not accepted Plastic bags of any kind, including plastic bags labelled as compostable or biodegradable
Not accepted Plastic cutlery, containers or packaging, including items labelled as compostable or biodegradable
Not accepted Plastic foam packaging (Styrofoam)
Not accepted Recyclable containers and packaging
Not accepted Vacuum or dryer lint

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