Compost toilet maintenance

Aware that our compost toilet instruction booklet shows our old MK 1 pedestal, we decided to visit Hollow Ash Shepherd’s Hut Holidays for a photoshoot now that their peak camping season is over.

It is always good to have an excuse to visit installations and to meet our customers for feedback. We also like to see what people have done to customise their toilets and this is a fine example!

The shepherd hut based toilet building is looking great after two seasons of campers.

Hollow Ash eco toilet

Andy donned clean Tyvek style overalls for the compost toilet maintenance photoshoot as demonstration of best practice. In reality what he had to do was no worse than cleaning a normal flush toilet and there is no sewer to rod or pan to unblock!

compost toilet cleaner

Having cleaned the stainless pedestal he lifted the hatch to demonstrate raking the compost pile. All remarkably odourless.

compost toilet chamber access hatch

Nice action shot of Andy!

compost toilet maintenance

Next Andy demonstrates removal of the pedestal, normally an annual operation when switching vaults. Whilst the pedestal was off, Andy took the opportunity to take the pedestal outside for a more thorough clean, although it hardly needed it.

urine separating pedestal

Finally a demonstration of compost removal using the NatSol angled  spade.  Note the lovely stained glass window by Clare Adamson.

compost toilet emptying

Job done!

Andy Warren NatSol Director