Garbage can composting disaster

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Author: Sarblair (Sarblair)
Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 7:29 pm
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when composting humanure in large garbage bin, first filling it up 80% with leaves or grass clippings before you add humanre, also poke littles holes 1/4 the way down fromt he the top of the bin and in the lid. As you fill the bin stop when it is 20-30% full. then that bin is done and should be covered and put aside for a year. It helps regulate the moisture also sawdust tends to get soupy so do not add more saw dust add something absorbant but sturdy.

Author: Demeter (Demeter)
Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 6:51 pm
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Either take the fluid, a little at a time, to the compost pile, or bring a lot of carbon cover material to the fluid. That stuff needs air and carbon!

Author: Utopian (Utopian)
Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 6:18 pm
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If it is soup, then keep topping it off with sawdust or any other absorbent cover material. Let it soak in for a day and then fork it into buckets to transfer into your proper compost pile. Repeat this until the cans are empty.

Author: Downstream (Downstream)
Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 4:38 pm
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my husband and i recently moved into an off the grid house. the people we bought it from had been making "humanure". they were putting their poop into 40 gallon plastic garbage cans. it wasn't composting. we have two of these garbage cans on the property half to three quarters full of very smelly poop soup. the person told us they had been cooking and should be good compost dirt this summer. i'm not sure if having the cans sealed or rain water caused this, but we're not sure exactly what to do with this volume of liquid. we have been doing humanure as described in the handbook and it's working great. any suggestions?

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