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Human Urine for fertilizer.

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Think Green, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Brodie

    Brodie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    If it helps maybe you should direct your research to waste treatment plants. In Australia ive heard of one company processing the human waste to a level that is safer for human contact the processed material solids and liquids are put in large compost windrows and managed that way. Basically inoculating the compost with the waste and breaking it down to a soil form. All of the benefits but a more refined product that people don't think twice about buying.

    Let us know what you find on the subject it is interesting and exciting to see good management of waste that can benefit the environment
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,723

    If you happen to own a football stadium--you could pipe the result of all those urinals to a big tank in the basement--there is your raw material. I know of a green-trending horticultural garden that has water-free urinals--they do not flush--don't waste water. I am not sure what is the analysis of the raw material--but it could be diluted as needed. Perhaps freeze dried to reduce weight for easy shipping. Easier to handle, more sanitary than sewage in general.

    Perhaps used to feed ornamental trees at a nursery--non edible crop to reduce the ick factor.
     
  3. lawn2012start

    lawn2012start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    go piss on your grass for a few weeks and let us know how well it looks.
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,280

    Gonna take a lot of weeners to get a 200 gal skid full of pee to spray.
     
  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,717

    I've tried it on my lawn. It greens the lawn some...

    However, it's "spotty" at best. I'll have to figure out how to apply it more evenly. :laugh:
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,356

    Maybe your nozzle is plugged.
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  7. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 595

    Post of the Week
     
  8. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    Why not. The ancient Romans used it as mouthwash. I am sure there must be many good uses for it.
     

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