In Feb, 2006 Hornby Island celebrated the opening of the composting toilet facility at the Hornby Island Recycling Depot. There was live music and bowels of chili offered up. The raffle winner made first use of the biffy, while the band played on. We were celebrating not just an outhouse but a state of the art facility that integrates structural and landscape architecture with innovative wastewater treatment, stormwater management, roof water catchment, composting toilet, solar energy, reuse of waste materials, education, art, and an evolution in the island’s recycling story and local building techniques.
To learn more about the project, please check out this detailed document I wrote: Hornby Island Recycling Depot Composting Toilet Facility.