Yep, it would be great if the marinas
with pump out facilities would include a simple compost bin designated for desiccating heads. If you are not a liveaboard
, you can just finish the compost process by burying it in the corner of your back yard.
We will store the desiccated product in a vented 5gal bucket, I am finding just how little uh er content we actually make.
Example- So starting with a gallon of cocotek peat, I add about a half gallon of peat during the batch cycle. I end up with about 1 1/2 gallons of content to dispose. So a 5gallon "finish composting" bucket should last us 6months or so. When it is fully composted (1-2 months) I'll take the bucket to the landfill or a friends unused piece of land.
So much easier then pumping out every 9 days and living with that gawd awful smell. Not saying all wet heads are smelly, our was, mainly because of the holding tank
design. Fixing that design may still be in our future if this dry head experiment
doesn't work out, so far we are very happy.
If you think I think about poo way too much
it is because I'm very sensitive to smells and am a tiny bit germaphobe. Installing this head
has had a real impact on the happiness of my nose
and the feeling that I live in a clean space.