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    Author(s): R.E. Leonard; S.C. Fay
    Date: 1978
    Source: Research Note NE-254. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A 24-ft3 (6.8-m3) fiberglass bin was constructed and tested for its effectiveness in composting privy wastes. A mixture of ground hardwood bark and raw sewage was used for composting. Temperatures in excess of 60°C for 36 hours were produced in the bin by aerobic, thermophilic composting. This temperature is sufficient to destroy most pathogenic microorganisms. Composting in a leak-proof bin seems a safe, practical, and economical method of handling privy wastes.

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    Leonard, R.E.; Fay, S.C. 1978. A compost bin for handling privy wastes: its fabrication and use. Research Note NE-254. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.

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