Ikotoilet VIP trailers are mobile, flushing toilets available for rent at functions or events. The trailers include vacuum-flushing toilets, hand-washing stations, and baby-changing tables.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The toilets are distributed and maintained by the manufacturer, available for rent with an attendant actively servicing the toilets throughout events.
Interior bathroom fixtures are produced using plastic and integrated into a trailers modified with an interior dividing wall and two doors to allow for entrance into each bathroom. The trailers are welded to a hitch to all for them to be transported via towing.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Customers can obtain Ikotoilet trailers by contacting the manufacturer and reserving toilets for an event, which will then be delivered.
Distributions to Date Status
Time until emptying
Daily collection frequency
The trailer was designed to have dual-functionality by including a urinal and a toilet seat in each stall. Sanitation systems were integrated into the stalls including sinks, soap dispensers, and a retractable baby-changing table. In addition the flushing system uses a vacuum-design to prevent odors.
The trailers and toilets are serviced by attendants while they are being rented, and these attendants provide support.
Replacement components are not available for purchase because the toilets are rented by organizations rather than sold directly to users.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The manufacturer specifies that its trailer-toilets are hygienic, delivered promptly when reserved, and cleaned consistently by on-site attendants.
Vetted Performance Status
The performance was only tested by the manufacturer.
Trailers must to properly parked and secured in their location prior to use to ensure user safety.
Complementary Technical Systems
The trailers need to be pumped empty of waste before they are used at the next event.
Academic Research and References
Maweu, Jacinta M. 2012. The Morality of Profit In Business: Transforming Waste Into Wealth Through The Iko Toilet Business Venture in Nairobi, Kenya. University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Njeru, Jeremia N. 2014. Rethinking public toilet technologies in Nairobi: the case of Ikotoilet facilities. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.
Madegwa, Emah M. 2012. Effectiveness of Ikotoilets in addressing sanitation among public toilet users in Nairobi central business district in Kenya. University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Compliance with regulations
Ikotoilet has won several awards for their toilets and business model.