First, it must be said that a composting toilet is the best option.
Otherwise, here are the steps:
- Sanitize and dry your toilet.
- Plug the hole in toilet bowl with a foam-filled rubber ball to prevent gases and critters coming into your home. If no ball is available, plug the hole with a cloth saturated in shortening. Repeat this step in every drain and toilet in your basement.
- Line the toilet with a heavy-duty plastic bag. Use the toilet bowl only for solid waste.
- Liquid waste should go in another container. Dilute with water and pour on soil.
- After using the toilet, cover completely with dry dirt, sawdust, wood chips, or some other similar substance. It is helpful to keep this in a bucket next to the toilet. An old soup can and stick can help with the spreading.
- When bag is full, carry outside in something sturdy, such as a cardboard box.
- Dig a 3-4 foot hole. Dump contents of bag into hole, and throw bag on top. Cover with about 2 inches of dirt.
- Place a board over the hole between each bag dump to keep animals and humans out.
- When the hole is filled to 6-8 inches from the top, cover with about 2 inches of soil. Cover with about 1 inch of lime (to help keep dogs out), then a layer of newspaper. Mound the rest of the soil on top.