Would You Use a Composting Toilet?


| 3/27/2009 10:01:36 AM


Tags: composting toilets,

A what-kind-of toilet, you might ask? A composting toilet is an indoor toilet facility that processes human waste into a usable soil amendment. No odor is produced during the processing or in the final product. Composting toilets require no water and so are especially useful where water is unavailable or in limited supply.

So, the question is, do you have a composting toilet? If you do, what do you think of it? If not, would you consider installing one at your house? Post your answer in the comments section below.

 

chris
10/16/2017 11:02:57 PM

We built a new cabin last year. This week will be exactly one year since we moved in. We installed a SunMar Centrex 2000 (waterless) and have been very pleased with it. My husband does much of the maintenance and he probably empties the tray more frequently than necessary. When it's super cold outdoors we do have an issue with odor. We've arranged our vent so that it's of sufficient height, it has an electric fan and heater but we suspect that the heat isn't warm enough in the dead of winter. It looks like this winter we will need to wrap the vent pipe at least part of the length to keep it from getting so cold. BUT, other than that, it's awesome! We have a grey water system for our washer, bath, and kitchen. Our cabin is a ZERO toxic chemical zone so our grey water doesn't discharge any detergents or VOC's.


ccawthon
10/16/2017 11:02:54 PM

We built a new cabin last year. This week will be exactly one year since we moved in. We installed a SunMar Centrex 2000 (waterless) and have been very pleased with it. My husband does much of the maintenance and he probably empties the tray more frequently than necessary. When it's super cold outdoors we do have an issue with odor. We've arranged our vent so that it's of sufficient height, it has an electric fan and heater but we suspect that the heat isn't warm enough in the dead of winter. It looks like this winter we will need to wrap the vent pipe at least part of the length to keep it from getting so cold. BUT, other than that, it's awesome! We have a grey water system for our washer, bath, and kitchen. Our cabin is a ZERO toxic chemical zone so our grey water doesn't discharge any detergents or VOC's.


Craig Clausen
11/25/2012 5:08:49 PM

We have had a Sun-Mar toilet for 10 years. For the most part it is the biggest disappointment of our cabin. I clean it a couple of times a year in hopes that will keep the smell and the flies down. The only thing that keeps the flies down is Raid. Sun-Mar's response, not their product issue. The exhaust from the unit vent pipe stinks up the neighborhood, even with Sun-Mars fix of a charcol bag. We have a room exhaust fan that runs 365 days a year and the bathroom still stinks.





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