Compost loos are an affordable environmentally friendly and easier alternative to an outside loo for your garden, campsite, allotment or any outside space where there are no mains sewers or mains water supply and they are built to order.
The smallest size of the cubicle is 900m wide x 1200mm deep x 2150mm at its highest point with a monopitch roof.
Delivery cost: £240 (inc VAT) for mainland U.K. delivery.
These units are hand built to order, normally delivery is within 14 days, however please be advised that during busy periods this may result in a 21/28 day lead time, please contact our freephone number 0800 138 9246 for current production times.
The Eco Waterless Compost Toilet offers numerous advantages over conventional chemical or mains connected toilets:
- Our compost loos are delivered to you pre-erected, and ready to use.No assembly needed.
- waterless and requires no connection to mains water and drainage services.
- The only servicing requirements are to prepare a supply of ‘SOAK’. (Straw or Sawdust) to be scooped and placed in the Container after use, and to remove and replace the Container when it is full.
- Optional waterless men’s urinal (additional £420 (inc VAT) on large units only)
- There are no bad smells associated with Compost Toilets.
- Environmentally friendly!
The Compost Toilet comes complete with operating instructions, delivered to you on a pallet, ready to unload and use. Standard fittings include:
- Timber cubicle made from quality FDC redwood tongue & groove timber, treated with an oil based preservative to the exterior
- The pipe work already installed for the liquid waste and collection container
- Vinyl Flooring
- Laminated Instruction Sheet
- LED light
- A sliding bolt lock
- A sawdust bin & scoop
- Loo roll holder
- Mens urinal – £350.00 – (£420.00 inc VAT) Only available in the Medium & Disabled sized units
- Solar lights – £35.00 – (£42.00 inc VAT) Available in all size units
- Child seat – £75.00 – (£90.00 inc VAT) Available in all size units
- Baby changing unit – £295.00 (£354.00 inc VAT) Only available in Medium & Disabled size units (please note these cannot be fitted alongside a urinal due to space)
Frequently asked questions:
How do these toilets work?
These compost loos are known as ‘urine separating composting toilets’. So everyone sits down to use them, boys and girls unless you have opted for the separate mens urinal. This enables the separation of liquid waste from solid waste. This stops all the nasty smells associated with compost loos and they really do work. Its a simple design. Under the seat is a large container, into which you sprinkle a large scoop of sawdust, then its ready to use. When the container is full, you simple remove the lid of the loo, lift out the container and replace with a new one. The full container is then put in ampose. After a certain length of time(see our questions page) the compost as it going to be sited or you can have the outlet pipe going into a container. This way you can then water the contents down – 8 parts water to 1 part urine – and use it on your compost heap to help speed up the decomposition of your ordinary garden waste. It also acts as a general fertiliser at the 8.1 ratio.
Is the timber used in the manufacture of the cubicles from a sustainable source?
Yes, 98% of the timber used is FSC accredited.
Do compost toilets smell?
No, they do not smell. After each use, just drop a handful of ‘soak’ (wood shavings or sawdust) into the toilet. This is because bacteria like to eat a balanced diet of carbon and nitrogen, and as human waste contains a lot of nitrogen, if they don’t get enough carboniferous material (like sawdust, straw or shredded paper) they will give off excess nitrogen in the form of ammonia, which makes the loo smelly. Also the sawdust allows oxygen into the pile, and absorbs liquids. This allows the pile to decompose aerobically to produce nitrates, phosphates and sulphates. Without the sawdust the pile will decompose an-aerobically and produce methane, ammonia and hydrogen sulphide – all very smelly and not very useful.
Human pathogens don’t like conditions outside the human body, so almost all will be dead after a few hours. Only one type of roundworm egg can survive a year-long decomposition period, but even though it is a tiny risk, it is recommended using the compost on fruit trees and bushes, not on the vegetable garden.
How long does it take for the solids to compost down?
It can take anything up to a year. It is necessary for the solids to be left for as long as possible before you start using it on your garden. . It needs air to help it decompose, so just leave it in the corner of your garden with the lid slightly loose and before you know it you have great compost for your plants.
What are the benefits of compost toilets?