The fourth demonstration complex "Ecological dry toilet with composting of waste" was opened on 2018, August 28th. The toilet installed in Stavotino village, Luga district, Leningrad region, located on Saba river - confluent of Luga river. The previous three complexes have been installed and are being actively used in three districts: Lomonosovsky (Fauna gardening community), Gatchinsky (Golden Horsehore ranch), Volosovsky (Kaikino art-projects).
All the complexes demonstrate dry toilets as an environmentally friendly, safety and comfortable alternative to cesspools widespread in rural areas. Anyone can visit the installed complexes; are acquainted with dry toilets in details and creating fertilizers from toilet waste, safety for people and nature. At the sites are three main types of dry toilets – separation toilet, toilet with filtration and composting one. Read more about the types of dry toilets here.
Ecocentrum, ANEO "Friends of the Baltic" with the support of the public organization for the promotion of biodynamic agriculture "Biodinamika" organized the opening of the complex on the area of NGO "Biodinamika".. The event to open a dry toilet in Stavotino united many people who are interested to topic. Representatives of the Committee of Local Government of the Leningrad Region Administration, Union of Gardeners of Russia, companies of public services and amenities, experts in hydrochemistry, local communities - Father Superior of the Temple of Sts. George the Victorious, the staff of the local museum in the Psoyed village, the residents of Stavotino and Osmino villages were participated in the event.
Mesolithic site, which is probably the oldest of the sites of the primitive man discovered in the Leningrad region, located on the South-west of the village, near the neighboring village Sokolok. This site is a monument of archeology. The owners of the biodynamic site hope that they will be able to start the development of rural tourism on the area. In addition, an ecological dry toilet with composting of waste will serve the guests of the biodynamic site and help to keep this territory clean for future generations.
Environmental organizations disseminate information and experience in the implementation of dry toilets, as well as other ways to reduce the nutrient load on natural waters, within the framework of the Barents-Baltic Nature and man Program and the project "Local solutions to reduce the nutrient load on the Baltic Sea".