Whether you are new to the world of earth-friendly toilets, or a veteran of living off-grid, we invite you to visit our shop. We are located in St. Peters, Missouri, about 30 miles from St. Louis. To stop by and see our composting toilets in action, please call and make an appointment.We look forward to hearing from you.
Do composting toilets smell?
No, because they separate the liquids from the solids and the solids decompose.
How often do I empty it?
Approximately 50 solid uses. Urine bottle more often depending on use.
Do I need to run the fan all the time?
The unit can operate without the fan but it helps the composting process and eliminates any musty smells.
Can I use the toilet in the basement?
Yes, it works fine anywhere a toilet is needed.
What do I use in the composting toilet?
Sphagnum peat moss or coconut fiber, it takes about 2-gallons or up to the center of the agitator bar. Should be moist but not too wet. Do not use Miracle-Gro peat moss as it has additives.
How do composting toilets work?
Check out our How they Work page for more information as well as a helpful video that explains the answer to this question more in depth.
Is this the same thing as a compostable toilet?
You may have heard people use the term, "compostable toilets," but that is actually not the correct term. If something is compostable, it means the the object is able to be composted--returned to the earth. The earth-friendly toilets at Nature's Earthly Way are actually referred to as "composting toilets" because they turn human waste into compost.