The Poo-Pod ™ is a dry (waterless) portable composting toilet. Poo-Pod does not require connection to the sewer system or water supply. With our modern design, includes some enhancements that are not offered on most composting toilets. The automatic liquid drain system, allows the user to remove the holding tank easily without concern. Our peat spreading system allows for good coverage and control of how much peat moss is used.
The Poo-Pod waterless composting toilet is made of high quality plastic by injection molding. It can withstand a person with weight up to 330 lbs. The toilet is small in size and easy to install with a couple hand tools and possibly a hole saw if used indoors. The holding tank is equipped with three carry handles for easy emptying.
The Poo-Pod dry (waterless) portable composting toilet is very easy to use and service, and can be placed in residential use or detached premises.
What does composting mean? During composting, microorganisms from the soil eat the organic (carbon containing) waste and break it down into its simplest parts. This produces a fiber-rich, carbon-containing humus with inorganic nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The microorganisms break the material down through aerobic respiration, and require oxygen that they get from the air you introduce when you turn the material in the compost bin. The microorganisms also require water to live and multiply. Through the respiration process, the microorganisms give off carbon dioxide and heat.
The Poo-Pod uses peat moss as the base for composting. The peat moss tank on the back of the toilet is filled, and when you go #2, you turn the handles spreading the peat moss onto your poo. You can discard paper into the toilet as well, but we don’t recommend doing this, since with can fill the toilet prematurely, and it takes longer to break down paper. Urine, is then drained around the peat pile, wetting the pile, while excess is drained off through the discharge tube in the rear of the toilet. Depending of the structure you install the toilet, most people run liquids into a pea-gravel pit (see diagram below) , or you can run into a collection container and dump it. To speed up the composting process, you can add a small scoop of rich soil or previously composted products into your toilet. The composting process produces heat, and this creates a draft up the chimney. If you cannot vent the chimney straight up without bends, then you may need to assist draft with an electric fan. We have 12vdc fan kits available.
Don’t overfill the toilet. Once the toilet is full, remove the white top, and use the handles to carry the material outside to complete composting. Many people use rotating composters, but you can also use a composting pile and rotate the material once a week. You can add more composting material such as food scraps and leaves to your pile to speed the process along.
Before reinstalling the holding tank, inspect the drain valve system and clean the port if necessary.