At first glance, moving away from a flush toilet to a dry loo may not appeal to everyone. Firstly because flushing water down a toilet is a habit that most of us have been doing our entire lives and secondly because it's admittedly convenient (even if it's rather environmentally unconscious). But Solvey Dry Loos are carefully designed bearing all of this in mind and hence why our loos have a few magic touches to make the transition smooth and enjoyable! Discover more on the circles below...
Strong MDF wood with mitred, seamless corners and a strong base foundation.
Quality spray painting with Duco or Polyurethane Satin finish in four beautiful & funky combo options.
Plastic buffer feet to protect both loo and floor. No noise or scratches if moved.
Quality lids that remain open on their own - no back supporting wall needed.
Strong 25L buckets with air-tight lids for safe and comfortable storage (incl. spare bucket).
Strong hinges that will stand the test of time no matter how long the loo is used for.
Regular toilet height for familiar and comfortable feel when seated.
12kg: light enough to move and carry yet heavy enough to feel sturdy and solid.
Benefits of a compost loo
SAVES WATER: 9 litres of drinkable water go "down the drain" every time you flush a water toilet. Save this water and rather use it for other more worth-while causes around your house. Compost loos use no water at all!
SAVES MONEY: Water costs money and saving water means saving money. Plus the compost you create replaces expensive commercial compost, fertilisers and pesticides while creating beautiful organic gardens and vegetables at the same time!
SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT: Reduce methane production in landfills, eliminate organic garbage and unnecessary sewage. Conventional toilets are a huge burden on our environment where safe drinking water is polluted and then sent back to treatment plants where energy and chemicals are used to make it safe for drinking once again. In many cases, sewage ends up polluting our beautiful rivers and oceans.
“I can't believe we are still using flushing toilets, wasting dozens of litres of fresh drinking water daily when we could be saving water every day and making compost for our gardens at the same time.”
Vicky Nells, Business Owner
“Overall, I think your simple, low-cost, environmentally-friendly system is a fantastic solution! Thank you for bringing this to Cape Town at a time when it's desperately needed.”
André Wentzel, Medical Rep
“The World Health Organisation has been promoting this type of disposal for a long time. Now that water shortages are becoming a serious problem world-wide, dry toilets have gained importance in both rural and town areas, both in underdeveloped and developed countries.”
Felipe Solsona, Pan American Health Organisation (W.H.O.) officer (retired)