When you “go with the flo” you’re buying much more than the best value waterless composting toilets and grey water systems - you’re buying quality-endorsed products certified to Australian & New Zealand Standards 1546.2 for waterless composting toilets. If you’re comparison shopping, ask to see product certification to AS1546.2. Other suppliers state their products are "designed to" or "meet" the standards but in fact have not been independently tested and certified. If you want to be certain your toilet has adequate capacity, and is safe, you need a waterless composting toilet certified to the tough performance criteria of AS1546.2 - not one that has state government approval issued many years ago when standards were lower.
As of early 2014 Ecoflo is the only major supplier with Australian Standards 1546.2 certification!
All new state approvals are now predicated on certification to AS1546.2. Consequently most Ecoflo waterless composting toilets have state approvals. Click to download Product Specifications & Approval Status. Assuming you have selected a state approved waterless composting toilet, you will then be able to obtain local council approval for the installation at your site. A council only has the right to refuse if your site is deemed too small or close to a water course.
If you can find a better value waterless composting toilet, certified to Australian & New Zealand Standards or not, we would like to hear from you!