Cindy Ruprecht wrote:Wow, super helpful, Thank you! Does anyone know about outhouse code in eastern WA? Are they legal?
Thanks Miguel! Good luck! I haven't tried to get mine permitted lately. The full rules for making proprietary compost toilets, for example to sell a bunch to people, is ANSI/NSF 41. I think the requirement to consider excrement storage capacity is common sense, I can only conveniently maintain a thermophilic compost during spring, so I store my compostable stuff in plastic stock tanks until spring then mix it with weeds in one pile that I turn when I get to it.
Miguel Solis wrote:Thanks!
Matthew McCorkle wrote:Hi Tony! Thanks for the info!
Did they mention anything or do you remember filing out a Product Development Permit (PDP) when you applied for your initial permit?
I'm just outside of Bellingham, WA, working with the county to permit a few composting toilets on our property and they have asked us to fill out one of these.
Thanks John, I was too wordy so lovable loo, a more catchy phrase got a more boring sanitation paper hyperlink: http://humanurehandbook.com/downloads/humanure_sanitation_paper.pdf
John Dorst wrote:maybe a system of bucket pick up with someone who does
Josh JohnsonKp wrote:They of course gave me a list of their approved mfgrs like Sunmar and Clivus Multrum but I'm wondering what other manufacturers would fall into this Public Domain category?
Thanks for any help/advice in advance!
Josh JohnsonKp wrote:Yes they're now rather strict about composting toilets(along with everything else) in washington. I don't know the history back to the 70s but they were only fairly recently allowed from a permitting standpoint (in the last 10 years??), I think a lot of counties are reluctant to allow them at all and make you jump through a lot of hoops (and expense) to put one in legally. It seems puget sound bordering counties are the most difficult.
Amber Bruce wrote:...Do you think that the public domain composting toilet rule would apply to something like Wendy Howard's vermicomposting flush toilet?
John Dorst wrote:Just wondering why Lovable Loo's are not suggestions as you can have them inside with no problem or smell. Goes into buckets you seal & then you compost it. Look at website, you need two bins & hay/straw, one bin you fill & leave for a year & then safe to put on gardens. I am going to build one soon out by back shed, I know of a person who believes in sustainability & has had one for over 8 years & works great. Easy to make.
Just google Lovable Loo for website as I do not have handy...
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