Composting Toilet Overview
So what exactly is a composting toilet?
A composting toilet is a system that uses nature's composting process to break down waste into humus, a nutrient rich soil. BioLet systems uses oxygen powered bacteria that is already present in human waste to get nature started. The system does not produce odors at all because of the toilet's air flow. Bugs are not a problem at all because the composting process produces carbon dioxide and an environment that repels bugs and other hassles. [Learn more about how a BioLet works]
BioLet toilet does not require a water hook up or a holding tank. They are entirely self contained - the toilet handles liquid and waste all within its housing. The idea is a bit unsettling, but BioLet is designed so you do not have to see the waste. And yes, you can still use your favorite brand of toilet tissue. Toilet tissue takes a bit longer for the bacteria to break it down, but they are up to the task. The only 'odd' thing you have to do is toss in a half cup of mulch to feed the bacteria after each fecal use. Most of the material the toilet contains is mulch; the composting process reduces waste volume by 90%! This mulch isn't just any old mulch though. BioLet toilets require a special mix to keep everything inside the system perfectly balanced and running well. You can purchase this mulch mix from our online store or from any of our retailers.You can also mix your own.
Now, you will have to periodically empty the composting tray. The composting tray is a tray in the lowest compartment of the toilet that contains humus. While it is not a good idea to use this humus in a garden, it is perfect for flower beds and other landscaping. You can also just throw the humus away if you want. Of course, some states have certain requirements for disposal of human-humus so be sure to ask your local health department about any regulations!
Composting toilets are a bit...different, but they are entirely safe and sanitary. They are even more sanitary for our environment than our current sewer system! BioLet toilets do not require any special chemical additives like sewer water treatment require. They do not require any expensive septic system installation; they are just a combination of nature and technology: clean, simple. safe, and sustainable. BioLet allows you to be a part of Earth's cycle in comfort.