The Separett Villa 9010 is a waterless or ‘dry’, urine-separating, compost toilet. It’s is both attractive and environmentally friendly, manufactured from impact-resistant high-gloss recyclable polypropylene that looks like a ‘regular’ toilet.
The integrated fan, draws air through the toilet (from under the seat) to an outside vent. The fan will eliminate all toilet odours in the room. For your peace of mind, the Villa 9010 has a 5 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Mains or Battery – your choice!
The 2.5 watt fan draws 210mA and is highly suitable for battery and solar power. Using a 12V, 100Ah battery will typically give you about 2 weeks continual use. For maximum flexibility it also comes with a mains to 12 volt adaptor.
How does it work?
The Separett Villa 9010 has an integrated urine-separating bowl with a proven design. This means solid and liquid wastes are automatically separated when the user sits down and goes to the toilet.
The solid waste (aka poo!) will drop through into the built-in container and liquid waste goes down the urine pipe and exits the rear of the toilet. From here, you run the urine into a soak-away, grey water drain or it can be collected for use as a fertiliser (diluted 10:1).
By separating, you massively reduce the bulk that is contained within the toilet, and also reduce the possibility of odours. The quiet fan completely removes any residual odours to create a pleasant and positive experience for the user.
The key aspects to eliminate odours are a) separation or urine from solids, and b) the fan together with the carefully designed ventilation path.
How long before I need to empty it?
The 23 litre solids container usually needs emptying at around 6 weeks, assuming a single person was using the Separett Villa 9010 exclusively. A typical family can expect around 3 weeks, depending on use. Toilet paper can also be dropped into the solids container and will subsequently compost.
Solids account for around 20% by volume of what comes out of your body, as as it dries and begins to break down, the volume will reduce further.
One of the unique features of the Separett Villa 9010 is the concealing screen which covers the view of the solids container. When you sit down on the toilet, the unique pressure seat mechanically opens a view screen that otherwise covers the solid waste container.
At the same time, the waste container is automatically rotated slightly to help evenly distribute the contents. The fact that the solids area is covered helps people who might be anxious about using a compost toilet, to overcome their fears!
The contents are usually composted for around 12 months. Read more about composting on our detailed information page ‘The Composting Process‘.
Separett Villa 9010 installation requirements:
- Electrical: The Separett Villa 9010 will require a 12 volt DC supply (such as a leisure battery) in order to operate the fan. The fan is run continuously whilst there is anything in the solids container. You will need to ensure you have the ability to recharge (from solar, wind or other means) or swap the battery to enable continual use.
- Ventilation: The fan pulls air through the toilet and out through a 75mm vent pipe at the top of the toilet. From here it can either be turned through 90 degrees and go directly outside through the wall (recommended), or straight up and through the roof/ceiling. The outside part of the duct will require an insect screen and a cap (included with the installation kit).
- Liquid Outlet: The 32mm urine outlet is on the rear of the unit and can be led to a domestic wastewater pipe, a soak-away or a holding tank. Please ensure you comply with any local codes regarding the disposal etc of urine.
Installation is straightforward (see video below) and can be undertaken by people competent in DIY. If installation is being made through a wooden structure, then it will usually take 2-3 hours. Installing the vent pipe through brickwork or other solid structure will involve more ‘building’ type work and may require a tradesperson to assist with certain aspects.
A cardboard template, showing exactly where the holes are needed is included and simplifies the installation, removing any guesswork about pipe positions.
Most items are included with the Separett Villa 9010 to enable a typical installation. In addition to the toilet itself, you will also receive: vent pipe 40cm (Ø75mm), vent grid, indoor flashing for vent pipe, 2m hose for urine waste (Ø32mm), connector pipe 90°, vent cowl, 3 solid waste containers and 2 lids, power cables, silicone sealant compound, mounting screws, and a pack of 10 biodegradable bags (to line the solids container).
The Villa 9010 comes with a 230v to 12 v adaptor to enable you to connect this toilet to the mains where/when it’s available.
For installations where the vent pipe cannot be routed directly through the wall behind the toilet, we can also supply additional vent pipe 75mm diameter vent pipe and 90 degree pipe bends as required. Separett recommend a maximum pipe run of 4m and no more than 2 x 90 degree bends with the Villa 9010.
Please note that the manufacturer may change the specifications, design and supplied accessories as part of continuous product improvement. The ‘child’ seat is no longer supplied as a standard accessory but is available as an extra cost option.