Why does Nature Commode offer an attendant for each event?

We are as committed to educating the public as we are to providing a critical service at your event. The attendant both services the toilets and educates the users about chemical free sanitation, including the appropriate amount of sawdust to add.

Why chemical free toilets?

Why use chemicals when a handful of sawdust will do to control odors, moisture and visibility of the previous occupant’s contribution?

What is sustainable sanitation?

The definition of “sustainable sanitation” is the capture and use of human waste, in order to close the nutrient loop. Nature Commode practices this by ensuring that all resources collected in the portable sanitation units will be reused in agriculture.

Where do the collected resources go after the event?

The urine is taken to our treatment facility. All potential pathogens are eliminated. The nutrients in urine are immediately available so urine can be used as a fertilizer on a broad range of plants. We have partnered with farms in Washington to use the urine on crops for the 2015 growing season.

In 2016, we will have the means to process the solids into a Class A compost. Until then, the solids are taken to Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Plant in Washington. The plant transforms the biosolids into Class A compost and distributes this product at participating farms in southern Washington.

Why cycle this “waste”?

Nutrient cycling has been practiced for thousands of years. Plants use nutrients to grow. These nutrients pass through our bodies in our excrement and can be used over again and again. Visit our umbrella organization, The GiveBack Nutrient Cycling Project to learn more about nutrient cycling.

When is World Toilet Day?

November 19th. To learn more visit the World Toilet Organization

How big is the global sanitation crisis?

2.5 billion people don’t have access to safe, adequate sanitation. To learn more visit the World Health Organization or Water.org