Compost toilets info articles

This section will develop into a compendium of technical information on this topic - please let us know if you have information to contribute, and we will acknowledge you.

Indoors or outdoors?

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Read our introduction to compost toilets, their benefits, and what you can do. Maybe talk to other compost loo owners, read our book or take our online course first to make sure a compost toilet is for you. Read more …

Building Regs & Environmental Health

This section covers the bodies you need to satisfy in the UK. Sorry, we have no information about circumstances in other countries, but probably the best place to start is your local authority. Read more …

Build your own compost toilet

The main benefit of building your own is that you can do it cheaply, especially if you have the materials lying around already. Read more …

Off-the-shelf toilets: which model?

Some models, for example Envirolet, Sun-Mar and Biolet, collect all the solid matter and urine together, then attempt to evaporate the liquids, either with a fan or a heating element, and then excess urine is drained off later. Read more …

Living with a compost loo: self-built toilets

We want to spread the word about compost toilets, and so they have to be pleasant to use. Read more …

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