We have a composting toilet. Up until now, we would empty the buckets into a compost pile specifically for humanure, one made out of pallets and shade cloth, and left for longer than a regular compost. This has always worked just fine, but nowhere near as efficient as the new system.
With a flow-through worm bin, you add material to the top, the worms compost it for you, and vermicompost falls through the bottom into a receptacle. It is a much faster process than plain old composting, as the worms are digesting it and pooping out the good stuff.[flickr_set id=”72157630019786095″]
Everything is working as it should so far. The vermicompost has just started to fall out the bottom, and the top is gradually sinking.
Stay tuned for a full how-to in the worm section of the site.