Preparing a compost toilet for first use – adding soak material

The use of a soak material in the solids container is an important aspect of preparing a compost toilet for use, either when new, or when it’s just been emptied. We recommend chainsaw sawdust or fine wood shavings (often sold as pet bedding), because they’re inexpensive (sometimes free), carbon-rich and highly effective. As well as[…]Read more

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Eco-Loo Divert 20 in Stiff Key Blue

Dr Poo and the TURDIS

With apologies to all Dr Who fans out there… We were really excited to receive an order to make one of our lovely Eco-Loo 20 Divert, waterless compost toilets, and paint it in our newest colour, Farrow & Ball ‘Stiff Key‘ blue. I did some testing with the colour and absolutely loved the depth of[…]Read more

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Wood shavings - ready to use as a cover material for a compost toilet

What’s the best cover material for a compost toilet?

A question we’re often asked is “what’s the best cover material for use on a compost toilet?” Even if your compost toilet has a fan for odour control, a cover material is often used as a ‘soak’ at the bottom of the solids container (a good 5cm or so layer is ideal), and the occasional[…]Read more

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Sheffield Shed Compost Toilet

Over the summer, we were contacted by one of our customers, Tony Lynn from Sheffield, who shared some photos of his compost toilet installation. Tony had done a brilliant job and we asked if was OK to publish them on our website, which he agreed to. We’re sure you’ll agree this is a brilliant installation. Tony has[…]Read more

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Move over dull and boring, hello to the fabulous, head-turning compost toilet!

Why should a compost toilet be boring to look at? At Kildwick, they’ve taken fabulous to new levels with this bespoke toilet. Taking design cues and hints from the client, Kildwick’s glamour-puss, artist, painter and glitter queen, Maria set to work on turning thoughts and ideas into reality. The results are seriously impressive and incredibly stylish[…]Read more

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Eco-Loo Compost Toilets in new colours!

Most of the Eco-Loo compost toilets we make are sent out ‘untreated’, that is, it’s left to the customer to apply their chosen wood finish or paint. Last week, we sent out two Eco-Loo toilets, both painted. We’ve also started using a new technique to apply the paint, which makes it faster for us, and[…]Read more

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Eco-Loo compost toilet in a strawbale roundhouse

Eco-Loo compost toilet in a strawbale roundhouse We recently delivered an Eco-Loo Divert 20 to Janta and Merav, who have created a place called Karuna in Shropshire. Although they’ve been resident on the site since 2007, in the last couple of years, they obtained planning permission to build a strawbale, green roof roundhouse. Since moving onto[…]Read more

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Compost Toilets and Natural Building

Compost toilets, such as those we sell, come with fantastic green credentials. Not only do they use no water, they use little or no electricity (depending on the model/type you choose) and can create a fabulous resource (compost) from something most people wrongly consider a waste and a problem. It’s no surprise then, that people who[…]Read more

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