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Can I Compost Human Urine?

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urineYes, you can compost human urine – as long as the person making it is healthy.

Pee is usually sterile to the producer and if you’re healthy, normally pretty much sterile to other humans too so it shouldn’t pose a danger in terms of pathogens or bacteria.

It’s also a good compost heap activator because it’s nitrogen based.

If you get into the habit of al fresco weeing though, remember to balance out your compost heap so it doesn’t become too wet or too nitrogen heavy: mix in some dry browns* like sawdust, dry leaves or newspaper.

* I mean in the composting sense, not as a euphemism for poo ;)

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