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The C-Head system is simpler to install, maintain, clean and use:
composting systems, the liquid and solid waste is divided initially and diverted into separate containers.
C-Head uses common one gallon drinking water jugs to collect urine and a five gallon portable container to
collect the solid waste.
Liquid waste - Once the urine has been collected in the gallon jug, it can then be easily transferred to a
larger five gallon container for storage or capped and stored away as is and replaced with a new empty one
gallon jug, or used immediately as fertilizer. Or on a boat, camper or travel trailer, it can disposed of in a
public restroom facility or poured overboard offshore. (Always comply with local laws.)
container is full, it must be emptied in order to continue using the toilet. With other compact systems
(composting and porta-potty type units) you have the option of buying additional collection containers which
can run from $30 to $100 dollars per container. C-Head's non-proprietary containers (common water/milk
jugs) are cheap, easy to obtain, easy to discard or store away.
toilet housing. It is a straight, open drop system, so it is not necessary to use any paper coffee filters or open
any trap doors. As with other composting systems, a carbon based medium is used, such as peat moss or
sawdust to create the composting environment. C-Head uses a churn handle that is inserted in the top of the
unit and that is easy to access with plenty of elbow room. The churn "tosses" the waste (rather than kneads it)
into the peat moss, coating the waste and turning it into rounded clods which make it easier to pour.
Dehydration and odor elimination begin immediately.
The solid waste collection container will hold on average about 10-15 uses which will require emptying about
once a week for a couple using it daily. While the C-Head must be emptied more often than its competitors,
the process is vastly simpler, cleaner and more sanitary. The collection container is easily removed from the
housing and then the contents are poured into a disposable common 5-gallon bucket, then sealed and
disposed of, or the contents are transferred to an outdoor composting system for further composting.
The C-Head comes with a special ventilation adaptor with a screw on lid that fits on any common 5-gallon
bucket. The contents pour easily from one to the other due to the dry spherical form of the composting
material. Simply replace the collection container in the unit and refill with peat moss. Because the C-Head is
emptied easily and often and because it is easy to clean (simply rinse with a household cleaner), pests, such
as flies and other insects are eliminated, an occasional problem with other systems.
If you intend to dispose of the solid waste, a disposable 5-gallon bucket is used until it is full (approximately 5-
6 transfers from the collection container), about a month and a half of continuous use by two people. When
full, the ventilation adaptor is removed and placed in a new bucket and the full bucket is capped off with a
locking plastic lid, then set aside to molder further for as long as you choose, or disposed of immediately in a
trash receptacle where legal. The end product is securely sealed from exposure to others.
Other compact composting toilet systems require an additional lower unit for several hundred dollars more to
allow the waste to compost fully, but it is erroneously considered to be an accessory and buyers often choose
not purchase it. Owners and users are instructed to dispose of the composted waste in a plastic bag. It is a
laborious and messy process to transfer the waste this way and leads to the disposing of raw, poorly secured
waste, which may invite problems with local health authorities.
Consider the other cost saving aspects of the C-Head:
|Churn inside collection container