Ecosan Composting Toilet — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the information. I’m curious about composting toilet use, and especially availability, around the world. Many producers seem to come from Sweden, with the U.S., Canada and Australia as large markets. What about everyone else?

    • Everyone else can use a sawdust bucket toilet as designed by Joseph Jenkins. It’s the cheapest, simplest eco toilet in the world.

  2. I am very intrigued about these toilets but cannot find any source for being able to purchase one. Anyone by chance know a distributor to purchase on from?

    • I heard one manufacturer is in Bangalore, India, but never found a website to order from. They’re made in other countries as well according to the Wiki article.

  3. The writer of ‘The Humanure Handbook’ suggests composting liquid and solid wastes together. For those of us who don’t want to go in a bucket, no matter how dressed up it is, I’ve been thinking about how to make a composting toilet flushable. I’m thinking a small vacuum pump, a heavy gauge stainless steel pipe for both vacuum chamber and waste disposal, running into a compost bin on the exterior of the house. When you flush, a small amount of water (perhaps a cup) is added to solids, a valve opens and air pressure shoves the waste down the pipe to the bin. Seal is maintained on the bin end with a butterfly type valve with a spring close. The pipe should slope downwards for both drainage of any remainder and maintenance concerns, and shouldn’t point directly at any access point to the bin, as the waste may attain some velocity. Cover material could be added either manually by opening the top of the bin and throwing some on, or could be automatic. Noise and vibration may be an issue. While it would take electricity to run the pump, it would require far less water than a conventional system, and would be far more likely for an average American to use.

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