The new public toilet is a 3-cubicle system connecting to two tanks. The system is sized to take 28,000 uses a year with a peak daily capacity of 114 visits a day.
Compost will need to be removed from the toilets monthly, to six-monthly, depending on the time of year and how much it is used.
The system is based on a continuous composting process in one large chamber. As the organic material decomposes it will reduce in volume by up to 90%. The system was first developed in the 1930s in Sweden and has been used in Australia for the past 35 years.
The composting process is reliable, convenient and safe and its results are environmentally friendly and ecologically sustainable.
The supplier we are working with to supply the toilet system is Auckland-based Waterless Composting Toilets NZ.
Waterless Composting Toilets(PDF, 1MB)
Public Toilet Solutions(PDF, 5MB)