Updated November 06, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

The 9 Best Composting Toilets

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. There are a number of reasons not to run gallons of water down the drain every time nature calls, and a composting toilet provides a practical alternative, whether it's permanently installed in a sticks-and-bricks facility or set up temporarily for portable potty breaks. Our selection includes urine-separating options complete with built-in ventilation, as well as low-tech solutions for camping. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best composting toilet on Amazon.

9. Sun-Mar Excel

8. Sun-Mar Compact

7. Reliance Hassock

6. Nature's Head

5. Reliance Luggable Loo

4. Sun-Mar Dry

3. Cleanwaste Go Anywhere

2. Separett Villa

1. Nature's Head Close Quarters

Editor's Notes

November 05, 2018: Offered a range of options for short- and longer-term use, including centralized composting for permanent installations, self-contained units with and without urine diverters, and portable solutions for camping or marine use.


Lydia Chipman
Last updated on November 06, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

An itinerant wordsmith with a broad constellation of interests, Lydia Chipman has turned iconoclasm into a livelihood of sorts. Bearing the scars and stripes of an uncommon diversity of experience -- with the notable exceptions of joining a religious order or becoming an artist -- she still can’t resist the temptation to learn something new. Lydia holds a master of arts in English from Georgia Southern University, and a bachelor of arts cum laude in integrative studies from Clayton College. Her expertise is in the areas of robotics, electronics, toys, and outdoors and computer equipment.


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