How Do Dry Toilets Work?

Feb 20, 2023

Installation of our natural dry toilets:

The composting toilet furniture we offer, for indoor or outdoor use, is used in the same way.

To begin, you need to line the bucket with a compostable bag, just as you would with your regular trash bin.

These bags must absolutely have the “OK COMPOST” label. This label guarantees their exclusively plant-based composition. Beware of the “100% biodegradable” label, which doesn’t mean much.

The bucket fits easily into its compartment once lined with its bag.

The front of the dry toilet furniture, as well as the seat, are easily positioned using simple and durable wooden systems for normal use.

How Dry Toilets Work:

The operation of the I CAG dry toilets allows both feces and urine, as they are not separating toilets.

A trapdoor provides access to the sawdust reserve. Inside, a wooden scoop provided and manufactured by us allows you to cover the waste and toilet paper, so that the next user finds a clean litter.

The design of our natural dry toilets eliminates the need for a toilet seat, as is the case with flush toilets. The use of toilet seats is justified with enameled water toilets. Sitting directly on the porcelain can be very unpleasant due to a feeling of moisture and cold.

The wooden seat, much more comfortable, eliminates the need for this accessory, making cleaning easier by eliminating crevices. Hygiene for the seat of dry toilets, just like for conventional toilet seats, must be impeccable.

For ease of maintenance, we have chosen not to equip our ecological dry toilets with a gasket between the seat and the receptacle.
In the design of our products, the minimal clearance between the bucket and the seat prevents urine from passing outside of it.
After use, you add one or two scoops of sawdust to leave a clean litter for the next person.
Dry toilets accept all types of toilet paper; for a more ecological approach, it is preferable to use unbleached, recycled fiber paper.

Il compostera de la même façon que les déchets.

General Maintenance is Simple:

The frequency of maintenance for your ecological dry toilets is approximately once a week for a family of 4 people with exclusive use of the I-CAG.
When you estimate that the bucket is full, you need to change the bag.

We recommend the following method:

  • Remove the lid and the seat of the I CAG.
  • Pull on the ties provided on the bag to close it. The top of the bag is not soiled because it is folded outside the bucket. The use of gloves is not essential.
  • fonctionnement des toilettes sèchesRemove the bucket from its compartment, with the closed bag inside. Take it to the compost bin and empty the waste with the bag inside. Carrying the bag in the bucket avoids many inconveniences in case of a bag bottom rupture.
  • After rinsing the bucket, place a new bag inside with a scoop of sawdust at the bottom, all within the I CAG.

The process is as simple as changing a trash bag, less odorous, and takes only 2 minutes.
For sensitive individuals, there is no view of the waste, and there is no odor!
Depending on use, you can do a thorough spring cleaning of the dry toilet furniture at your own pace.

A wash of the entire unit with water and detergent (such as black soap, for example), followed by drying, is entirely possible. For the furniture, high-pressure cleaning – such as a “Karcher” or similar – should be avoided.

In the case of outdoor dry toilets:

Maintaining the cabin is very simple; the floor, already treated with hard oil, can be cleaned with a mop or a jet of water.
The walls of the cabin can be scrubbed with black soap and rinsed with a jet of water.
We ourselves use a high-pressure cleaner on our rental dry toilets. It allows for efficient cleaning both inside and outside. You just need to maintain a reasonable distance to avoid causing the wood to fray.
For dry toilets that are open to the public, daily cleaning is important. Well-maintained toilets are much more respected.
Our extensive experience leads us to believe that ecological dry toilets remain clean much longer than conventional toilets. Indeed, the ecological image they convey naturally promotes greater respect. Finally, the absence of water limits dirtiness.

The Joy of Using Dry Toilets:

Using composting toilets doesn’t change your life! They are easy to manage and actively involve us in everyday ecology. You save water and simply recycle your waste for the greater good of the planet

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