Date:August 04, 2016

Early Adopters: Composting Toilet Pilot Project in Cape Cod

The town of Falmouth, Massachusetts near Cape Cod, authorized funding for a pilot project to evaluate the efficacy, installation cost and public acceptance of both composting and urine-diverting toilets (called the Eco-toilet Demonstration Program). Check out Recode’s case study in the Code Innovations Database.

Homeowners were given rebates and other incentives to encourage them to use eco-toilets.  Massachusetts is the first state to give a variance to allow urine-diverting fixtures and site-built composting toilets, which do not have ‘product acceptance’ in Massachusetts.