Abe Noe-Hays and Kim Nace are two years into running the first permitted, community-scale urine recycling program in the country. 175 volunteers collect their urine in five-gallon jugs and drop it off at a “urine depot” in Nace’s front yard. From there, Brattleboro, Vermont Department of Public Works septic haulers take it to Bailey’s farm, where it’s pasteurized and sprinkled on hay fields. In 2012 they collected 600 gallons, this summer they’re expecting to top 6,000.
It’s called “peecycling.”