The 2017 National Education Infrastructure Management System report indicated that of the 23,577 public primary and secondary schools in South Africa, there were: 5,175 schools without water or with unreliable water supply 68 schools with no toilets 9,203 schools with … Continue reading Compoloos for Schools
Compoloos are designed to be very easy to build. The one in the picture is a large external Compoloo built using a ply composite structure. Ply walls, with timber strengthening, carry loads very efficiently and make the structure rigid. This … Continue reading Constructing Compoloos
A concern many people have about outside Compoloos is using them at night. This can be addressed by providing motion sensor lighting that switches on to make using the Compoloo easy and safe in the dark. An alternative is installing … Continue reading Using the Compoloo at night
The Compoloo Mini has been developed. This is a smaller Compoloo designed around a 20L container. It is under 500 x 500 x 500 mm and can be used indoors. It has been designed to be very easy to assemble … Continue reading New – The Compoloo Mini!
Composting toilets work by allowing human manure to combine with dry organic matter to make compost. Composting refers to the process by which biodegradable components are biologically decomposed by microorganisms (mainly bacteria and fungi) under aerobic conditions. The composting container … Continue reading How Do Composting Toilets Work?
According to the Online Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, the following requirements are need to support the decomposition process: Sufficient oxygen is necessary for aerobic composting Moisture content from 45 to 70 percent (heuristically, “the compost should feel damp … Continue reading What is Required for Composting?
Compoloo Steel Frame 1.01 is now available. The Compoloo Steel Frame 1.01 is an easy-to-assemble composting toilet. It can be made using hand tools and readily available materials. The Compoloo does not use any water so saves large quantities of water and … Continue reading Compoloo Steel Frame 1.01 now available