Eco 220 Composting Toilet

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Product Description:

The Eco 220 Composting Toilet is hygienic and environmentally friendly. Effective thermal insulation and the channel supplying air to the centre of the compost mass help to ensure a quick composting process. No water or power supply needed. The Eco 220 Composting Toilet is also suited for composting kitchen bio-waste. Emptying is easy through the hatch at the lower part of the unit. You can use the compost as cover soil or for fertilising decorative plants in your garden.

Find out how the Eco 220 Composting Toilet can help your business.

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Technical Data

Please note: please consult our product sheets for more detailed information

Product Name

Capacity

Designed for

Ventilation

Power required?

Material

Dry weight

Eco 220

200 Ltrs

1-6 persons1

2m vent pipe

No

Polyethylene

25 Kg

200 Ltrs

1-6 Persons2

2m vent pipe

No

Polyethylene

27 Kg

23 Ltrs

Unlimited3

40cm vent pipe + fan

230 V for fan4

Polypropylene

21 Kg

23 Ltrs

Unlimited3

40cm vent pipe + fan

12 V for fan5

Polypropylene

21 Kg

23 Ltrs

Unlimited3

40cm vent pipe + fan

12 V for fan5

Polypropylene

21 Kg

  1. This unit features an emptying door at the base through which the toilet contents can be removed to a separate composter
  2. This unit is wheeled and transportable: when full, it is wheeled away and a replacement is put in its place
  3. Remove solid matter to a composter when 23 litre bucket is full. Replace with new bag and bucket
  4. This unit comes with a grounded plug. You may require the services of an electrician to wire up / connect this unit to a mains supply
  5. Battery not supplied. You may require the services of an electrician to wire up / connect this unit to a solar panel (not supplied)
Product Information

Technical Advantages

The most popular dry toilet
Odourless and convenient to use
Easy to empty through the lower door
For 1-6 persons

Technical Data

Material

Frost-resistant UV-protected polyethylene

Insulation material

Polyurethane

Seat cover

Hinged Pehvakka thermal seat

Dimensions

Bottom 54 x 54cm, Height to the seat cover 97cm, Cover 65 x 65cm

Ventilation pipe

Black Ø 75mm

Product weight

Approx. 24kg

Tank Capacity

200 litres

IP Rating

TBC

What is a composting toilet?

It works by separating urine (wee) and faecal matter (poo) and dealing with them separately.

Whereas the "wee" can be used almost immediately as a liquid garden fertiliser in a dilute state (i.e. 10% wee to 90% water) the "poo" will need time to degrade and form compost. The conversion to compost is not an overnight process: it may be 6 to 12 months before the compost is ready to use. It needs heat and time and you may find it beneficial to transfer the developing compost from the toilet into a specially-designed hot composter such as our Quick Composter 220 eco.

Depending on the duration and the number of people using the toilet, the waste is

(a) either turned into usable compost within the base of the toilet unit itself or
(b) when the toilet is full the waste may be transferred to a composting bin where it's "decomposition" into usable waste is completed.

The nutrients in the waste are recycled into a fertiliser that you can then use on the garden [on ornamental plants, for example]. And by "nutrients" we generally mean faecal matter and kitchen foodstuffs waste.

Therefore, the speed at which waste volume is "created" is critical when deciding how many composting toilets you need to supply.

Example: In the Scandinavian ancestral home of the composting toilets we offer, where a family of four might typically spend a 4-week summer holiday plus occasional weekends in their lodge on an idyllic, secluded lakeside, a 200 litre composting toilet might need emptying twice a year. By comparison, if you have a camping site with ten pitches and 4 people per tent for 20 weeks per year, the waste volume is going to be much higher. You'll create waste much more quickly than the 6-12 month biological process can cope: you'll need to put in additional compost toilets and composting bins.

We offer two versions of composting toilets:
(1) The eco and the Populett work as true composters where you will add "bulking material" into the toilet after every use. These are heavily insulated so that heat builds and the composting process begins in the toilet unit itself.
(2) The Villa 9000 and Villa 9010 are waste collecting toilets where there is no composting activity within the small 23 litre waste tank: you will transfer the collected "poo" to a separate composter (using the lidded waste tank). In these two units, bulking material is not required. In design these look very much like the white porcelain toilet to which we're all accustomed, but they are still a compost toilet where no water is required and urine and faecal matter are separated. In these two products, the contents of the tank are always kept hidden by a special flap, which only opens when you sit down. A fan (mains or battery-powered) will operate to evacuate any smell.

It is of course a little different from a standard toilet and guests / users will need to get their heads around this fact:

(1) you (women, men, girls and boys) always need to sit down to use it
(2) the absence of water generally means that you will need to add some "bulking material" once you've completed your "business". This will mean adding a peat/bark type compost down the loo after each visit. Our eco 200 and Populett 220 work in this way.


Composting toilets conserve precious resources!

It is estimated that in a domestic environment we each consume about 150 litres of water per day across a range of "activities."

To break this down a little, whilst showering and bathing, clothing and dishwashing consume large amounts of water as single activities, these may only take place once a day or a few times per week. e.g. a 5 minute electric-powered shower might consume 8 litres per minute, 40 litres per shower. Power showers consume much, much more.

Toilet habits:
However, the average healthy human being will visit the toilet 8-10 times per day. Even though modern toilet cisterns are generally restricted to a 4-6 litre flush, by adding on hand-washing as well, some sources indicate we use up to 10 litres of fresh water per toilet visit! So, that's a potential 60-100 litres of fresh water flushed away by every one of us, every day. That's a lot for a scarce resource.

A composting toilet requires absolutely no water. It simply separates urine and faecal matter in different directions.

Instead of a "standard" toilet cistern, which requires mains water and "consumes" 4-6 litres of water and waste with every flush, a composting toilet requires absolutely no water: it simply separates urine and faecal matter in different directions. By separating the two, waste volume is probably reduced by 75-80%.

Although personal habits and health vary from person to person, if we were all to drink the recommended 2 litres of liquid a day then we can generally assume about 1½ litres of that will come back out as urine. If you remove the flushing water from the toilet process, you're "potentially" reducing water waste to 1½ rather than 60-100 litres per person. And as a composting toilet also separates urine and faecal matter in different directions, the resultant waste volume is furthered reduced by 75-80%. You simply have a certain volume of faecal matter.

To summarise their eco credentials, as composting toilets do not need water, they conserve our precious water resources. They massively reduce the use of fresh flushing water and therefore prevent the production of large volumes of (unnecessary) waste water which can harm watercourses and or need treatment at a sewage plant of sewage treatment works. Where you might otherwise collect waste in a cesspool, holding tank or septic tank, the use of composting toilets will mean that you will cut out the carbon footprint created by truck journeys to clean these tanks.



It is of course a little different from a standard toilet and guests / users will need to get their heads around this fact:

(1) you (women, men, girls and boys) always need to sit down to use it
(2) the absence of water generally means that you will need to add some "bulking material" once you've completed your "business". This will mean adding a peat/bark type compost down the loo after each visit. Our eco 200 and Populett 220 work in this way.

For an alternative solution, where bulking material is not required, you might specify our Villa 9000 or Villa 9010 toilets. In design these look very much like the white porcelain toilet to which we're all accustomed, but they are still a compost toilet where no water is required and urine and faecal matter are separated. In these two products, the contents of the tank are always kept hidden by a special flap, which only opens when you sit down. A fan (mains or battery-powered) will operate to evacuate any smell.







During summer heat builds up in thecomposting chamber that aids the composting process. The product we aresupplying is double insulated to further accelerate that process. CAT goes onto say that there are many types of composting toilet, from expensiveproprietary systems to simple self-build designs. Keeping urine separate isusually the key to successful composting, or, it can become 'pongy'.CAT also states,that a composting toilet is a good option where there's a limited water supplybecause it needs no water for flushing. On a completely water-free site, you coulduse alcohol gel for hand cleansing, or a hand-washing facility [such asgravity-fed potable water].For a lot ofpeople, (particularly end-customers) they may find composting toilets a steptoo far and might, therefore, prefer other more familiar solutions. And we alsoagree with this caveat too - composting toilets are definitely not a solutionthat will sit well with everyone. But, nevertheless, they are a viablesolution. So, you do need to know what you are getting into though.

How do composting toilets work?

The oldest tanks we have supplied date back to 2010 and are still going strong. The product is rotationally moulded as a one-piece construction from UV-stabilised medium density polyethylene (MDPE) in a ribbed design for added strength. MDPE is particularly suitable for this application as it copes with temperature fluctuations, absorbs knocks, does not absorb smell from the (waste) contents and is easily cleaned. Repairs are rarely needed, but in the unfortunate event of damage, most repairs are readily carried out with a plastic welding tool, similar to a soldering iron.

Where are composting toilets used?

Composting toilets are ideal for any application where a flush toilet is not possible or economical: for example, you may not have a mains water supply to your glamping pod, nor may you have the ability to collect and pump toilet waste from the glamping pod. Where the site is miles away from "civilisation" the composting toilet allows you and/or your guests to have access to toilet facilities whilst enjoying time "off the beaten track." And they're terrifically friendly to the environment.
Totally off-grid "eco" sites
Shepherd's huts, glamping lodges/pods with no access to mains water or sewage
Using a composting toilet, you can live wherever you want without harming the environment. We supply composting toilet solutions that can run on mains electricity, 12 volt DC power or no power. To see what existing users think of these products check out the testimonials section. Founded in 2012 Toilet Revolution have the largest range of composting toilets in the UK and Ireland.
Allotments, campsites, outdoor retreats and training centres, churches, narrow boats and garden rooms
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Using a composting toilet

KEY POINTS

For the composting toilet to be truly successful, a bit of re-education in toilet habits is required. Using a composting toilet requires a slightly different method from how everyone uses a toilet at home or in the office. And as usingthem is a little different from a standard toilet, your guests / users will need to get their heads around this fact:

(1) you (women, men, girls and boys) always need to sit down to use it
(2) the absence of water generally means that you will need to add some "bulking material" once you've completed your "business". This will mean adding a peat/bark type compost down the loo after each visit. Our eco 200 and Populett 220 work in this way.

First things first, everyone has to sit down: girl, boy, woman, man.
This means that you are ideally positioned to direct urine (wee) towards the front of the unit and faecal matter (poo) to the back.
Keeping wee and poo separate is vital for composting toilets.
There is a
The only other "product" allowed in the composting toilet is tissue paper.
NO NAPPIES, SANITARY TOWELS, TAMPONS, WET WIPES: these will simply not degrade into compost and may even disrupt the action of composting. The latter are known to clog mains sewer pipes, so introducing them into a composting toilet is a definite no-no.
You need to add bulking material" once you've completed your "poo business". This will mean adding a peat/bark type compost down the loo after each visit. Our eco 200 and Populett 220 work in this way.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SENSITIVELY WORDED SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ROOM WHERE YOUR COMPOSTING TOILET IS LOCATED.

Waste levels can be controlled by visual check or by using a level alarm such as our Apollo Alarm

Smells and Waste Levels

SMELLS - WASTE LEVELS - ELSAN® TIPPING POINTS

We supply a range of products ideal for large plastic or effluent tanks.

Recirc HD2 Clear, for example, is an all-round sanitiser and maintenance liquid additive, which kills bacteria, removes residues and cleanses the insides of tanks to reduce / eradicate unpleasant odours.  This formaldehyde-free product has a pleasant berry perfume and is used in low concentrations (2-5 litres) as the tank is being used and/or as part of your yearly maintenance schedule, in a higher concentration (10 litres)

For a different solution, we also supply a breather kit which creates a flue effect and pulls air from the tank at a 3m height.

To control the waste tipped into holding tanks from portable, chemical toilets we offer an Elsan® Tipping Point
Waste levels can be controlled by visual check or by using a level alarm such as our Apollo Alarm

When and Why to Use

WHEN AND WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OUR PLASTIC TANKS TO COLLECT LIQUID WASTE

Our plastic, above ground effluent tanks will be suitable for some glamping applications and sites, but not all, we accept that. Our flat, slide under, low environmental impact tanks will be perfect for a range of applications where:

the glamping pod is nowhere near a mains sewer
you have planning permission for short-term use only
you have units built off the ground (e.g. shepherd’s huts) and you envisage occasionally moving
you will not be able to install underground septic tanks
you need to capture chemical toilet waste

Our robust, plastic effluent tanks solve many issues when capturing liquid waste: they are an excellent off grid solution.

Septic Tanks or Main Sewage

WHEN YOU MIGHT USE SEPTIC TANKS OR MAINS SEWAGE?

Holiday parks specifically purpose-designed and/or glamping sites near to a mains sewer will readily be able to connect up to the waste outlets from glamping units. Septic tanks can be installed as an alternative solution but you will need to consult and apply for planning permission and be ready for groundworks, soakaway to a drain field (for which a “percolation test will be required) and ongoing maintenance charges.

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