These toilets incorporate a composting bin into the toilet design, above the floor. Because these have smaller capacity, they must be emptied frequently and carefully monitored for proper compost- ing conditions. Most require a power source to operate, and some may require heat.
Sun-Mar Cottage Toilets
Sun Mar Corp (manufacturer)
600 Main St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Cost: None available, but local dealers are listed on website.
Biolet USA Inc.
150 East State St.
P.O. Box 548
Newcomerstown, OH 43832
Cost: Three-person household, full time, electric heater: $1,399 plus $30 per bag mulch (lasts three to four months); non-electric, three people full time, or four to six people seasonal: $999; need to add mulch with each use.
140-30 Milner Ave.
Scarborough, ON M1S 3R3
The Envirolet comes in non-electric, electric, and battery-operated models, self-contained as well as large units with separate composting bins. The self-contained units require a periodic addition of peat moss and a startup kit for seasonal use. Compost is raked and removed periodically.
Cost: Non-electric: (two-person capacity with regular use; four- person seasonal) $1,175; 12 volt DC battery-powered version: (four- person capacity, regular use) $1,350; electric: (six-person capacity, regular use) $1,370.