Composting Toilets, Macerator Toilets, Incinerator Toilets and the Cheapest Option of All
I have been informed that my last post was not comprehensive, so I am going to add other options I did not consider but you might.
Composting toilets don’t use any water to flush. They separate liquids from solids. Liquids go into a tank that has to be emptied every two or three days. There is a bin with organic material that solids go into. You crank it like a compost bin after each use. Solids have to be emptied ever two weeks to a month, depending on how much you use it. You are supposed to throw the solids away with your garbage or find a place to bury it.
RV Macerator Toilets
One of the campers we looked at had a macerator toilet. It uses a black water tank, but there is a grinder on it, like the grinder in a garbage disposal.
Incinerator Toilets use electricity to cremate your remains into practically nothing. There is no water. This one is made by Incinolet. It starts at $2,299.00 and has to have 120 volts/2000 watts on a 20 amp dedicated circuit.
I don’t see how this could be a realistic choice for a camper, but I guess it could work in a tiny house.
5 Gallon Bucket with a Toilet Seat
They make toilet seats that fit on buckets. They also make heavy plastic liners and lids that seal. This is the least expensive option, but not one I considered.
There are fancier versions of the bucket with a seat, too.