Oriental residents have long debated the pros and cons of offering public restroom facilities for visiting cruisers and aliens...
Today a cruiser seems to have weighed in by offering up this fully-functional "Ecolet" composting head, left next to the public trash and recycling bins by Oriental's public town dock.
No doubt the unidentified head-dropper has opted to install a "Nature's Head" composting head on board, and discarded the bulky Ecolet... a guess, based on the fact that there is an authorized distributor of the fine "Nature's Head" products here in Oriental...
While Sun-Mar has apparently dropped the "Ecolet" model name, they still offer a range of composting heads.
Whether it's a "Sun-Mar" a "Nature's Head" or an "Air Head," composting heads are the way to go on your cruising sailboat... few parts to fail, no toxic chemicals, compact waste storage... and they produce good fertilizer for your on-shore ornamental gardens!
Or you can safely empty them into local sewer treatment systems via any on-shore water closet.
And no, they don't stink. In my experience, holding tanks stink a lot more, never mind the inevitable pump-out catastrophes.
For my non-sailing readers, please pardon this somewhat scatological posting... as a wise sailor once explained to a me when I was yet a tyro:
"Sailors always end up talking about shit!"