Blue Box Toilet

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The Sanivation Blue Box toilet is a urine diverting, dry toilet that can be manufactured locally at small scale. It is designed to appeal to users’ sense of style, cleanliness and modernity.

Product description

The Sanivation Blue Box toilet is a urine diverting, dry toilet that can be manufactured locally at small scale. It is designed to appeal to users’ sense of style, cleanliness and modernity.

Target region(s)

Dense urban areas lacking sewer service, especially communities and refugee camps in East Africa. Currently, Sanivation has operations in Naivasha subcounty, Nakuru County, Kenya and have also conducted a pilot in Kakuma refugee camp.^Interview ^with ^representative

Distributors/implementing organizations

Sanivation distributes the Blue Box toilets as part of their Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) Waste Collection Service.

Market suggested retail price

The users of the Blue Box toilet pay a monthly subscription fee as part of the Sanivation service model. The pricing associated with that is
300 Kenyan Shillings (~$3.50 USD) upon customer sign-up, 300 Kenyan Shillings (~$3.50 USD) upon installation, and a monthly subscription of 600 Kenyan Shillings (~$7.00 USD) per month.^Interview ^with ^representative

The cost of Blue Box toilet manufacture with labor is currently ~$65.00 USD. Sanivation is aiming to drop this price point to around $35.00 USD at scale.

Competitive landscape

Sanergy Fresh Life, Traditional Pit Latrines, open-defecation

SDG targeted
Target user(s)

Households in dense urban areas without piped water or sewer connections.^Interview ^with ^representative

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