Clean Team Toilet

Clean Team, IDEO.org

The Clean Team service is a comprehensive sanitation system, with a custom-designed stand-alone rental toilet (which is urine-diverting, or UDDT), as well as a waste-removal system that collects 2-3 times per week. Once at their central processing facility, they transport the waste to a treatment site. Clean Team now serves 5,000 people in Kumasi, Ghana, making lives cleaner and healthier.

Check out their promotional videos here and here.

This business evolved from the Uniloo project: a collaborative venture between WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor), Unilever, and design consultants IDEO.

Product description

The Clean Team service is a comprehensive sanitation system, with a custom-designed stand-alone rental toilet (which is urine-diverting, or UDDT), as well as a waste-removal system that collects 2-3 times per week. Once at their central processing facility, they transport the waste to a treatment site. Clean Team now serves 5,000 people in Kumasi, Ghana, making lives cleaner and healthier.

Check out their promotional videos here and here.

This business evolved from the Uniloo project: a collaborative venture between WSUP (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor), Unilever, and design consultants IDEO.

Target region(s)

Ghana

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

$4 initial fee for the toilet; $9/month for the service
(compares to $12/month for public toilet use by a 5-person family). In addition, the organization is exploring tiered pricing options for schools, households, businesses, public toilets, and community centers. Family size can alter collection frequency, launching price to a possible $20.45/month.

Competitive landscape

Sanergy Freshlife, Sanivation Blue Box Toilet, Traditional Pit Latrines, open-defecation

SDG targeted
Target user(s)

Low income populations in dense urban areas. This product has a distribution history in Kumasi, Ghana

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