A sawdust toilet is ONE of three components. The system will NOT work without all components, which are:
- THE TOILET ITSELF. (A sawdust toilet is a collection toilet – the composting takes place in a separate outdoor bin.)
- A COMPOST BIN (a three-chambered bin is recommended). See our Garden Gallery for an example of this system;
- COVER MATERIALS (such as sawdust, leaf mould, peat moss, weeds, hay, straw, leaves,or rice hulls). Cover materials are critical to the success of a sawdust toilet. NOTE: Food scraps, fats, oils, meats, and any other discarded organic material you produce should also go into the humanure compost pile.