Environmental Protection

Composting Toilets Serve Bronx Zoo Visitors

Visitors entering the Bronx Zoo through the Bronx River Parkway entrance can experience the new "Eco-Restrooms" featuring composting toilets. These composting toilets use 95 percent less water per flush, eliminate sewage flowing to New York's waste-treatment plants, and the composting process creates fertilizer. Also, hand sinks in the Eco-Restroom use low-flow faucets, which recycle all the used water to irrigate areas around the building. These restrooms help protect the Bronx River and educate more than 500,000 visitors annually about the value of water efficiency and recycling.

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