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Commercial Composting Toilets or Easy Ideas for Disabled Folks?

 
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My partner and I have been using the bucket & sawdust system for about a year now, but I am physically disabled to the point where I can't haul the bucket out at all, and she has scoliosis which is negatively affected by hauling the bucket around.

I'm looking for some ideas/solutions. We live in a mobile home about three feet off the ground. It is an extremely cold climate in the winter, and has a very high water table. We can't bury anything either since the ground literally pushes it out.

Any suggestions on what to do/buy?

Thank you!
 
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Any of the commercial composters work well for two people.

The seat height may be a problem with the drum styles. Fitting it in a small bathroom may be a bigger problem. Probably the easiest to clean out for you, based on the issues you listed.

The envirolet is a normal seat height, but the shaker grate takes some force to use. And cleaning the tray may not be easy for you.

The nature's head is a good price and size, but is like hauling a bucket just half as often.


Search the company websites and YouTube for usage and clean out instructions and choose the one that works with your limitations.




 
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Sunmar's are fairly large but would probably work well for you if you have the footprint space. Drum type, easily cranked, a bit high but depending on limitations might be better than a lower type. The sunmar does require a vent and has an electric vent fan which may or may not be needed depending on the evaporating conditions. These units also normally require a small drain area but this could be accomplished with a secondary evaporating chamber. Cold and permafrost might be an issue for that. What part of Canada are you in?
 
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Thank you for the suggestions! I'm pretty sure we wod have the space for the SunMar, and we could probably run the electric part as well.

We are north of Winnipeg, MB.
 
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Ah Winterpeg. Makes me feel chilly just saying it.
 
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I know, right? I don't know why we live here. lol
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