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To Flush or Not: Using Toilet Paper with a Nature's Head Composting Toilet

by Cherry May November 29, 2023 3 min read

Using Toilet Paper with Nature's Head Composting Toilet

In our journey towards sustainable living, composting toilets, such as the Nature's Head Composting Toilet, have emerged as a beacon of innovation and practicality. This device is not just a toilet; it's a complete human waste compost system that promises a greener future. One common question from eco-conscious individuals is how is thetoilet paper usage in composting toilets. Let’s delve deeper into the synergy between the Nature's Head Composting Toilet and bathroom tissue, exploring its components like the solid waste container and liquid waste vessel.

Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Understanding Nature’s Head Composting Toilet

At its core, the Nature's Head Composting Toilet is a marvel of simplicity and eco-efficiency. It comprises two main sections: a solid waste chamber for human solid wastes and a separate storage container that acts as a urine bottle. This division is critical for facilitating effective compost, minimizing odors, and ensuring that solid wastes and liquid wastes are efficiently managed.

Integrating Toilet Paper into the System

Toilet Paper Compatibility: The design of Nature's Head allows compatibility with a wide range of toilet paper types. Choosing paper that disintegrates easily prevents clogging and aids in quicker composting. Biodegradable and septic-safe toilet papers are highly recommended for their ease of breakdown, ensuring the solid waste chamber functions optimally.

Role in Composting: TP isn't just a necessity; it plays an active role in the composting process. When added to the solid waste container, alongside any dry compost medium such as organic sphagnum peat moss or coconut coir, it decomposes with human waste. The carbon from the toilet paper balances the nitrogen in human waste, which is crucial for a healthy composting process and for keeping odors at bay.

Volume and Usage: While Nature's Head is adept at handling TP, the amount used matters. Excessive use can lead to more frequent emptying of the solids tank. Under normal usage, the bin efficiently accommodates both waste and toilet paper, along with other compost material, for several weeks.

Maintenance and Environmental Impact

Maintenance: Regular turning of a handle mixes the bin contents in the composting chamber, ensuring even decomposition. The inclusion of tissue in the solid waste tank does not impede this process, and the use of natural cleaners instead of commercial cleaning compounds can prevent proper compost action from being hindered. Upon emptying, the composted material, including the toilet paper, should have transformed into a nutrient-rich, soil-like substance, suitable even for edible plants.

Environmental Benefits: Opting for recycled or sustainably sourced TP enhances the ecological advantages of using a composting toilet like Nature's Head. The waterless operation significantly reduces water consumption, and the separation of liquid and solid wastes through a trap door ensures that only non-composted wastes require disposal, often in a traditional compost bin or other appropriate facility.

A Sustainable and Hygienic Solution

Nature's Head Composting Toilet exemplifies modern solutions that align with ecological responsibility without sacrificing convenience. Its compatibility with toilet paper, straightforward maintenance, and the ability to turn fresh human wastes into compost material makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a sustainable and practical bathroom solution. It also helps that the toilet is easy to clean. Emptying the liquid tank is similar to emptying any makeshift liquid waste container. The contents of the solids bin can also be properly disposed of in a compost pile or proper composting bin through the trash bag method. Furthermore, unlike your conventional toilet, the use of chemicals or other commercial cleaning compounds is not necessary. Its design, including features like a urine tank holder and a sphagnum peat moss medium, supports the composting process, ensuring that solid waste adheres to the principles of proper composting action, while a liquid container system prevents any unpleasant odor. If in case an overflow of the liquid waste container occur, this should not be a problem as the liquid will still be confined to the container base. This can also be easily addressed by having an additional liquid waste container.

Nature's Head Composting Toilet

Nature's Head Composting Toilet

We at Wild Oak Trail decided to get ourselves our own Nature's Head Composting Toilet to see what the fuss is all about! Check out our YouTube videos as we explore why the Nature's Head Composting Toilet is the favorite among preppers, adventure seekers, and the RV living community, from its unboxing to its full utilization.


Nature's Head Toilet Unboxing Video

How to Use The Nature's Head Toilet 

Of course if you have any questions at all about setting up your Nature's Head Composting Toilet, or maintaining it, or checking to see if it's working correctly, give us a call, chat in or email us at Wild Oak Trail! 1-844-WILDOAK (1-844-954-3625), www.wildoaktrail.com or customersupport@wildoaktrail

Cherry May
Cherry May

Cherry May, the heart of Wild Oak Trail as the Store Manager, brings an unmatched dedication to customer service enriched by six years of hands-on experience and learning. Her journey with Wild Oak Trail has seen her evolve into a cornerstone of the community, renowned for her expertise in off-grid living, solar generators, and comprehensive prepping. Customers and colleagues alike applaud her for an impeccable service ethos, effortlessly blending profound knowledge with a genuine commitment to meeting every individual's needs.

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