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 â€œurine depotâ€ in Naceâ€™s front yard. From there, Brattleboro, Vermont Department of Public Works septic haulers take it to Baileyâ€™s farm, where itâ€™s pasteurized and sprinkled on hay fields. In 2012 they collected 600 gallons, this summer theyâ€™re expecting to top 6,000.
It’s called â€œpeecycling.â€