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 being used as a soak, they can also be used as a cover material too.

In this video we show you how quick and easy it is to prepare a urine diverting compost toilet for use.

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