The Laveo dry-flush toilet employs a continuous bagging system to seal waste odor-free. Each cartridge of bags allows for 17 consecutive “flushes” and the system is battery-operated.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Laveo is produced by Dry-Flush and sold by Laveo™ by Dry Flush directly and their dealership partners The Home Depot, Ocean Link, AMERiCan Camper Shells, Happier Camper, Rescue+Supply, Shop Tiny Houses and American Surplus, Ice Castle Fish Houses.
Direct competitors include Sanitario Seco Solar (Solar Dry Toilet), Mosan, Dry-San Hygienic Rural Toilet, Cranfield Nano Membrane Toilet, Loowatt Toilet, Sun-Mar Excel NE Composting Toilet, Clivus Multrum composting toilet systems, SavvyLoo, Ecodry Urine-Diverting Dry Toilet, Separett Villa 9000, Blue Box Toilet and Sanivation Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) Waste Collection Service, and The TFP Composting Toilet.
The toilets are manufactured in the United States using high-density polyethylene.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the product from Dry-Flush directly through online ordering, or from any of its listed national distributors including: The Home Depot, Ocean Link, AMERiCan Camper Shells, Happier Camper, Rescue+Supply, Shop Tiny Houses, American Surplus, and Ice Castle Fish Houses.
Distributions to Date Status
Time until emptying
17 uses per replaceable cartridge
The Laveo toilet was designed over several years of research and prototyping to fill the need for technology in areas where water and electricity access is limited. The toilet is portable (with the option to mount it to the floor), waterless, and chemical-free. The toilet is equipped with a flush button and includes a rechargeable battery pack that requires 12 V DC, but an optional AC adapter can be purchased. The toilet uses a patented waste bagging system to prevent odors and seal waste safely. It is designed to accommodate 17 uses before requiring a refill cartridge. The toilet is capable of holding up to 550 lbs of waste. The structure is made of high-density polyethylene and is considered lightweight (27 lbs). The product dimensions are 16 × 21 × 23 in.
The manufacturer provides technical support for the first year for the toilet, and six months for components.
Replacement components (cartridges of bags, batteries) are available from the manufacturer.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designer specified performance targets include the system being chemical-free, water-less, easy to clean, and overall better for the environment than traditional portable toilets.
Vetted Performance Status
No certifications listed.
Through sealing the waste into bags after each flush, the Laveo toilet ensures that users do not have contact with the unhygienic waste either during use or during waste disposal.
Complementary Technical Systems
The system runs on electricity, either powered by a battery or using an AC adapter. In addition the bags are continually replaced in cartridges.
Academic Research and References
Goal 6. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6
Compliance with regulations
Manufacturer cites portability, visual inspection, ease of set-up, and effectiveness of waste disposal as evaluation criteria.
The manufacturer shows how to replace dry-flush cartridges in this video. Additional details can be found in the User’s Manual. Bagging system patent. Dealership partners: The Home Depot, Ocean Link, AMERiCan Camper Shells, Happier Camper, Rescue+Supply, Shop Tiny Houses, American Surplus, and Ice Castle Fish Houses.