Originally Posted by civilwar1969
Can anybody explain how to use c composting toliet? I have read how it work but was is the process and how do you empty and where.
Howdy and welcome civilwar1969!
Firstly, I am not a composting toilet user so not an expert.
If your question about "where do you empty" is one of legality, I suspect you'll find some confusing answers. In general and in most places in the USA, dumping fecal matter in the "garbage" is not allowed/legal. It has to go into a "sewage facility." That is constantly debated (especially when it comes to diapers). Urine is different. This BLM document might help (but only addresses BLM land, of course).
The primary purpose of a "composting toilet" is to create "compost". If that process is allowed to occur (time), then the material is no longer "fecal matter" and the disposal question changes.
There are those that say that one person putting a few days of poo in a hole in the ground where they are camping is no big deal. I agree. However; a thousand people doing the same thing in the same area kinda changes my view of that. I suspect that is the view that the BLM/NFS has had to take as well - not sure.
Not an easy question to answer.