Salford lead the way in recycling ... their own waste products!

Salfords's allotmenteers are an imaginative bunch. The plot holders at Tindall Street allotments, in Peel Green, are hoping displays will come up smelling of roses after their own 'manure' is spread on their flowers.

Dan Griffiths, site manager, said, "We are very proud to have this toilet - we think it’s the first of it’s kind in Salford and will help us plough back manure into our plots. We won’t be using it on our fruit and vegetables - just on the flowers."

The toilet unit, bought with a £6,000 Lottery grant, has two internal boxes. After availing him or herself of the facilities, the user puts a handful of sawdust-type material inside the toilet bowl to encourage composting. After a year, the compost will be ready to be used on the allotments.

When that happens, the gardeners will transfer their attentions to the other box and the whole process starts all over again.

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Friday, November 9, 2007


Anonymous Simon Kirby said...

Nice job Salford! Composting loos are such a good fit for an allotment because they're so environmentally-friendly and they don't need a mains sewer. I'd like to get one for my site. I think there's quite a bit of prejudice against them and this sets a really good precedent.


December 2, 2007 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger The Allotment Blogger said...

It is great, isn't it - flushed with success and all that!

December 3, 2007 at 2:12 AM  
Anonymous house clearance said...

its great to see something positive about recycling. the more things like his the better i don't want to hear about another recycling centre closing down

July 12, 2010 at 6:35 AM  

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