toilet disposal

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:29
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Regarding Porta Potties with bio degradable chemicals.

Three questions,
Can the contents be emptied at park/camp site drop toilets?,
caravan parks toilets?
Dig a hole and empty in the bush/desert

thanks
Joe
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:56

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:56
ask the supplier of the porta pottie

surely they should know the ins and outs of what is required or what one can or cant do
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:58

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 16:58
Joe

Certainly NOT in composting toilets, as it will kill off the enzymes which make them work. May be OK in long drop dunnies, may be OK in septic??
Would be OK in sewers.
Would be OK in the bush, in a BLOODY BIG HOLE.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:07

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:07
The only issue I'm aware of (happy to be corrected though) , is with Septic , and long drops , its not so much that its causes any problems as such , but more about Volume.

Filling things up quicker because it gets used as a dump point.

Sewer would be prefered method.

Composting , Definent NO NO.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:18

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:18
A valid observation, you could well have a point there. Hadn't thought of it, as I personally detest the bloody things. Had one in any earlier life when the girls were little'uns.

Went to empty it once and pressed the air relief valve at the wrong time ..... BAD MOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sworn off them ever since.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:22

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:22
I've still got one , but not used often.

I had it when the kids were small , and trips to the loo in the middle of the night weren't great.

Now they are big enough to do their own thing . . . we dont use it.

99% of the time we camp with loos anyway (doesn't have to have any other facilities , other then a loo.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:30

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 17:30
Joe,

some of the caravan parks that we have stayed in had facilities where you can empty your porta potti, some of larger towns/cities have dump sites where you can empty them.

Lyn
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 19:22

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 19:22
Yep, agree with Lyn. Caravan parks have identified disposal points.

In the bush, dig a hole, empty and cover over. Safe for the environment too, providing you don't site the hole too close to a creek, river, lake.
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Reply By: motherhen - Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 23:27

Thursday, Mar 17, 2005 at 23:27
Check out the caravanners fourm - its an oft discussed topic. I asked a similar question there recently. Someone suggested contacted Shires who would advise where (sometimes just a certain public toilet). Seem not a problem in areas on deep sewerage. Check out -

http://groups.msn.com/Caravanersforum/messageboard.msnw

There are also various threads about chemicals which can and those which can't be safely dumped (toilets, bush), and home made or environmentally friendly alternatives (not so popular as may not be as effective in the caravan!).
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 06:46

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 06:46
Find out where Harold Scruby lives......
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 07:50

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 07:50
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: floyd - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 11:19

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 11:19
Send it to Truckster. He can use it to put in his posts. No one will know the difference.

He is at WWW.I KNOW EVERYTHING.com
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Reply By: G.T. - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 18:15

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 18:15
It really depends on what brand of chemical you use. There should be clear instructions on the container re disposal, if not don`t buy it. regards G.T.
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