Composting, by definition, has three requirements: 1) human management; 2) aerobic conditions; and 3) the generation of internal biological heat. If these three requirements are not met, “composting” is not taking place and the end result cannot be called “compost.”
Most devices referred to as “composting toilets” do not compost and should be referred to as “dry toilets” or “biological toilets,” anything but “composting” toilets. These dry toilets are designed to dry out the toilet contents by separating or draining urine, venting, and/or applying external heat sources. They do not compost because the toilet contents don’t generate internal biological heat, primarily because of small organic masses and organic material that is too dry.Learn more
Our initial project is in Dongobesh, Tanzania.
When properly managed, compost toilets are odor-free, hygeniecally safe, and ecological.
Compost bins are needed to allow the organic material to decompose correctly.
Pit latrines are obsolete. They smell bad, pollute ground water, breed flies, and are dangerous to children.
Compost toilets can be built by local workers using local materials.