emptying a cassette down a toilet

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  1. Big Lad

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    Can someone explain if it's normal practice for people to empty their waste down a normal toilet on site, when theres an actual waste point that could be used?

    my impression was they couldnt be ar**d to walk or move their vans to the disposal area, so every morning dumped it in the normal toilet block.
     
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    Not normal practice but I've been known to use a normal toilet when I couldn't find the elsan. Prefer to use an elsan though as then you can rinse.

    On another note I often use the toilet at home as we havent got an easy to access sewer so am pretty good at doing the job tidily.
     
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    Not normal in my experience. Mind the CDP on the site we were on at Combe Martin was disgusting and I have written to the owner to let him know. I did use the CDP but it was tempting not to.
     
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    I can't imagine the site wardens being very happy.:eek:
     
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    I have used toilets for the cassette if there is no other option but always take cleaning stuff and leave it at least as clean as I found it - usually better.

    At home it goes down the loo and I use a shower hose to rinse out - no touching the cassette with the hose and it's all disinfected afterwards.
     
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    the site was wild camping but has plenty of toilets and a new elsan disposal point. i know using the toilet at home or if theres no elsan disposal point would be ok, but i think this was just laziness on their part.
     
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    many campsites have their own sewage works ,thats why thety have seperate elsan /chemical toilet dumps . the dumps are emtied by tankers and taken to special places that can handle chemical waste .
    if chemical toiletrs get tipped down the toilets it does kill the bacteria in the campsites sewage systems .
    this then entails the system being emptied completely washing out and then importing good sewage to the system .
    it seems daft but i was once almost working on just one sewage system on a campsite near looe in cornwall . it actually took two goes to get the system going again as campers kept tipping toilets when it was night time just to save a little extra walking .
    cost thousands to correct the stupidity of a few .
    ideally dont use any chemicals at all or washing powder in the cassette, and only wash the cassette out after a long trip not every day.
     
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    Just a thought, did you actually see the deed being done, I usually kill 2 birds with one stone, /empty cassette, then go to the loo and wash hands and use facilities as required. Take cassette into loo with me after nearly 'losing ' one i had left outside
     
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    They dumped 2 cassettes a day down (2 different vans - both friends), so could in theory of not been using any chemicals. The toilet being where it was situated would of had its own waste tank which would need emptying at some point. i did say, if everyone did that, the tank would be full in no time.

    The site policy does state no emptying of cassettes in the normal toilets whatsoever.

    It was disappointing to watch as both vans were obviously seasoned motorhomers looking at some of the kit they were using around the van.

    other motorhomers / campers nearby, looked on in disbelief as they brazenly did it. I wouldnt of fancied using the toilet after that had been chucked down it.
     
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    Scotzsue - I know what you mean, but the elsan point was 800 meters in the opposite direction. They took the cassette into the toilet and watering can then came back with it. even looked shifty the one morning after there were a couple already using the toilet, so hung around until they'd gone.
     
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    Seems like sheer laziness to me. I was once advised (by the warden) to use a toilet at a CC site when the Elsan point was having some work done on it and we empty the cassette in our own downstairs toilet when we come home from a trip but always use the designated facilities on a site (permanent or temporary).
     
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    If you can't be arsed to move van, use a little folding trolley, pop on cassette secured with a bungee or two, go for a short walk to disposal point. We use the bio friendly toilet jollop stuff, but would not use a regular toilet for disposal unless as a last resort.
     
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    seen it all.. and worse... and why I could never be a campsite warden..

    how they maintain their sanity is beyond me..
     
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    We came across this in Altea, Spain. Two Dutch campers (both friends) emptied their cassettes in the toilet, rather than walk the extra 10 metres to the point the owner had put in. OK, it all went to the same place and they didn't leave a mess, but the smell was awful if you were unfortunate to use the bathroom after they had emptied. They put their grey waste down the loo too!
     
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    very considerate.. proper lazy buggers just let it dribble out on the pitch ..


    I just love a toilet thread.. not had one in ages.. :LOL:
     
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    We have to have our sewage plant pumped out due to chemicals killing the bacteria cost about £1000.

    The chemical toilet goes to a another tank and gets pumped out due to chemicals .

    Also seen a camper empty a cassette down a fresh water drain not sure what is wrong with some people.
     
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    Big lad,
    They are all around us and couldn't care less, shouldn't say this but I think that is why society are slowly separating themselves and taking different routes for various services, just to stay away from them.
     
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    You should enquire why they do it. We all get a bad name from such practices
     
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    it may amaze many but even local sewage works get messed up with chemicals being put down the wrong drains . many smaller villages etc have small works that cant take loads of chemicals .
    lots are just cesspits that get pumped out every week. mind not fully as bacteria is required to stay in the pit and get to work as toilets are flushed .
    you may find if you have a word with your local sewage works /water company they will let you visit a works and tell you all about what happens there . i found it a very interesting job and did sewage work ever summer for years . also a freshwater works you may get to visit . thats interesting as well. i worked both but mainly sewage as others didnt want to do it .
    once you get over the smell it really can be very interesting and better than being in a science class.
     
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    You need to be careful dumping in public loos :)

    Around 5am one morning I went with my full cassette to the Chichester cattle market toilets. I had a small rucksack that was used exclusively for carrying the toilet cassette, along with a bleach spray and paper towels to clean up if necessary. I saw that one of the 4 cubicles was occupied but couldn't hear anyone, so maybe it was locked and out of order.

    I carefully and slowly emptied my full cassette, woosh, dollop, woooosh dollop, whooosh, spladoosh This woke a drunk scottish guy in the locked cubicle

    "Jeeeeeesus Chriiiist are you awright pal?"
    "Aye I'm fine mate, or I will be in a minute"

    I left the loo giggling like a child.

    A very similar thing happened to Pusser, (bless im) he's a better story teller that me. This is a scanned page from his book, Pussers progress.


    pusser.png
     
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