How to keep my composting toilet clean

What parts of a composting toilet need to be cleaned?

Before we jump into the how to of keeping your composting toilet as clean as a whistle, let’s first go over the different parts of your composting toilet and which bits need to be cleaned.


The Toilet Seat and Lid

All our toilet seats are easy to remove for cleaning. When cleaning the lid and seat we recommend that you use our Nature Flush Enzymes as this is a natural detergent and enzyme catalyst derived from bacterial fermentation that not only cleans your toilet but will help promote the composting process.
Due to Covid-19, in the high traffic areas, we would recommend remove the toilet seat and use bleach to clean the toilet seat and lid, but make sure that it has been rinsed well before it is placed back on the pedestal to prevent the culture of microbes being harmed. This is just sanitising the high contact surfaces away from the composting pile.

The Bowl or Pedestal

As with a general flush toilet, you can use our Nature Flush Enzymes like you would say a product like ‘Toilet Duck’ – squirt some around the bowl and let it settle for a short time, then use a toilet brush to clean around the bowl. Once finished you can spray lightly with water or wet some toilet paper or paper towel to wipe down the inside of the bowl or pedestal.

Important Note - Please do not use toilet wipes as these tend to have harsh chemicals in them that can kill your compost and the wipes will not compost down.

How to clean a composting toilet if you diarrhea

Simply swish some of our Nature Flush Enzymes around the bowel and scrub with a toilet brush. You may wish to spray some water around the bowl or pedestal afterwards or simply wet some paper towel and wipe down.

As you can see having a composting toilet at home when one or multiple family members have diarrhea is not really an issue, you just need to approach cleaning the after-effects slightly differently than with a flush toilet.


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Ecoflo was the first company in Australia to sell composting toilets certified to the rigorous quality testing of Australian Standards. If you want to be certain your composting toilet has adequate capacity and is safe, you need a waterless composting toilet certified to the tough performance criteria of AS/NZS 1546.2:2008.

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