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Composting Human Manure Handbook

Composting Human Manure Handbook

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THE
HUMANUREHANDBOOK
A GUIDE TO COMPOSTING HUMAN MANURE
Second Edition - Completely Revised, Updated and ExpandedCopyright 1999 by Joseph C. Jenkins3rd printing of this edition • All Rights Reserved
Published by Joseph Jenkins, Inc. 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USAPhone: 814-786-9085 • Web sites: humanurehandbook.com; josephjenkins.com
Please address all retail and wholesale book orders to:Chelsea Green Publishing, PO Box 428, White River Junction, VT 05001Toll free: 800-639-4099 or 802-295-6300
VISIT THE HUMANURE HEADQUARTERS ATHUMANUREHANDBOOK.COM
ISBN 0-9644258-9-0Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 99-94237TEXT PRINTED WITH SOY INK ON 100% RECYCLED PAPER PROCESSED WITHOUT CHLORINE.This book was created using QuarkExpress v. 4.03, and Photoshop v. 5.0, on a 450 mhz pc.
Please feel free to copy, reproduce, and distribute any portion of this book in anymedium, including on the internet, subject to the following three conditions:1) The information must not be changed or altered.2) The following information must accompany all copies:
Source: The Humanure Handbook.Joseph Jenkins, Inc., Grove City, PA 16127. To order, phone: 1-814-786-9085.
3) The reproduction is not done for profit. Persons wanting to use excerpts or artwork from thisbook for a profit venture must contact the publisher for permission.The primary purpose of this book is to convey information. The above license is granted to enhancethat purpose. Feel free to copy excerpts for your church, school, non-profit organization,business, friends, family, neighbors, or to hand out on a street corner.
 
The Humanure Handbook
Second Edition - Completely Revised, Expanded, and UpdatedCopyright 1999 by Joseph C. JenkinsPrinted in the United States of America
Published in the United States by:Joseph Jenkins, Inc., 143 Forest Lane
Grove City, PA 16127 USAPhone: 814-786-9085
Fax: 814-786-8209
 josephjenkins.com
Acknowledgements
Editorial assistance from the following persons is gratefully acknowledged:
ClaireAnderson
,
Joseph J. Jenkins
,
Mary Lou Brunner 
,
Jeanine Jenkins
,
Muriel Wilders
,and
Barry Smith
. Claire deserves a special and hearty thanks for her extraordinary effortsand many hours of hard work as Research Associate during the development of this entireedition. She single-handedly obtained and reviewed the current regulations relating to com-posting toilets, graywater systems, and constructed wetlands from every state in the UnitedStates, as presented in Appendix 3, as well as spent many hours engaged in copy-editingand general research.I am grateful to the people in the composting toilet, graywater, and community com-posting worlds who provided me with useful information, including
John Cline
and
JanMcClain
, compost educators in Nova Scotia;
Mike Mangan
of Ecology Services inWisconsin;
Paul Lachapelle
in Montana;
Carl Lindstrom
(www.greywater.com); and
TadMontgomery
, Ecology, Energy and Waste Consultant in Massachusetts.Special thanks to
Jeff Allio
of the PA DEP;
Dr. Valentine Kefeli
and
Tony Liguori
of Slippery Rock University;
Michael Reynolds
and staff at Solar Survival Architecture in NewMexico;
Kevin Ison
in the UK, whose “World of Composting Toilets” web site athttp://www.nwnet.co.uk/earthwise was a great help;
Jennifer Daniels, M.D.,
in Syracuse,New York;
Judy Laddon
in Washington;
Ken Langeland
and
Karen Brown
, University of Florida;
Kim Thompson
, Ship Harbor, Nova Scotia, and
Paige Hepple
, Franklin, PA. A word of appreciation is due to the people who showed me around their compostingoperations, including
Chris Arnold
and
Dennis Kenyon,
Butler Area Sewer Authority,Butler, PA;
Bill Steiner,
KB Compost Services, Akron, OH;
Walter Termeer 
, FundyCompost, Nova Scotia;
Glen Scott,
Colchester Balefill Composting Facility, Nova Scotia;
Steve Foster,
Otter Lake Resource Management, Nova Scotia;
Daryl Lingley
and
JasonHofman,
Good Earth Organic Resources Group, Nova Scotia; and
Rick Kruger,
Eko-Kompost, Missoula, Montana.Thanks also to all the neighbors and friends who helped by loaning me referencematerials, by suggesting sources of information, and for allowing me to photograph their sawdust toilets, which was done in some cases (quite by accident) when they weren’thome, allowing for candid photos of sawdust toilets as they look everyday. A note of appreciation must be added for the international permaculture, organic agri-culture, and sustainable gardening communities, whose existence and support has beeninspirational.Finally, a
special 
note of recognition must be added on behalf of my wife,
Jeanine
,whose assistance at every stage in the creation of this work was tremendously beneficial.The above list is by no means complete, as there were many people who providedassistance and information along the way, such as composting toilet personnel, govern-ment personnel,
readers
, and other individuals whose names are not listed here, butwhose contributions were, nevertheless, greatly appreciated. All chapter title illustrations and the high quality cartoon artwork is by
Tom Griffin
,Otter Creek, Mercer, PA 16137 USA.Cover artwork by
Joanna Ithen
, Ithen Printing Services, Grove City, PA 16127 USA.(Back cover humanure truck by Tom Griffin.)Photos and illustrations are by the author unless otherwise indicated. Some illustrationscontain clip art, or portions of clip art. Illustrations containing old advertisements wereadapted from an old magazine found in a barn.

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