Holifield Farm Project has plenty of compost loos in the camping and events fields, which our team works hard to keep clean and well stocked with toilet paper. There is a disabled loo and sinks for hand washing. There is also a fire pit.
The camping field is split: there is a quiet area for family camping and a non-family camping area. For 2015 will be ensuring that only families/people wanting quiet camp in the quiet camping area and that there is more security to control noise at night should this occur. There is also an area for live in vehicles, and we kindly request that no awnings or tents are pitched in this area, and that vehicles are parked in an orderly manner. Our camping and live-in field is not huge and we have to make the best use of our space.
We have several sinks in the camping field for washing dishes, and rubbish and recycling bins are situated in the camping field and the festival field. Please take as much of your own rubbish and recycling home with you as you can.
Near the entrance of the farm we have flushable toilets and ONE warm shower which takes 20 pence coins (20p = 2 minutes) – there are no other showers onsite.
Some benefits of compost loos:
the solid waste is dealt with on site, and doesn’t have to be treated with chemicals in sewage farms, or end up in waterways
saves water – you don’t have to use one resource (pure drinking water) to flush away another (fertilizer)
organic matter is allowed to go back to the soil where it belongs, improving soil structure and nutrition
chemical cleaners or bleaches are used in the toilet
they don’t contribute to the sewage sludge that is often dumped in landfill, or more controversially, put on to agricultural land
very low resource use – no pipes are needed to transport waste to a sewage farm, and no truck needed to remove solid waste