Sanivation Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) Waste Collection Service
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Sanivation’s Container-Based Sanitation Waste Collection Service is a subscription-based waste management service.
The Sanivation Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) Waste Collection Service is a subscription model sanitation solution that relies on compact, portable, urine-diverting toilet built around sealable, removable containers – the Blue Box. Sanivation has combined waste pick-up services with the transformation of waste to fuel briquette.
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
The Sanivation monthly subscription fees are:
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
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Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Households in dense urban areas without piped water or sewer connections
Locally manufactured contracting a local carpenter.Interview with representative
Sanivation services can be purchased in Naivasha, Kenya from sanivation’s marketing and sales agents, offices and distributing points.Interview with representative
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Type of toilet
Method of evacuation
How the fecal sludge is stored
The holding volume of the containment
Time until emptying is estimated to be needed
Sanivation operators install the toilet in the customer’s household. Customers receive training on how to use the toilet. Twice a week a Sanivation toilet service representative services every customer toilet in their respective households. In servicing the toilet, service representatives place a lid on both the urine and feces containers. New empty, clean containers are replaced in the toilet. Feces containers are lined with plastic bags. Sanivation’s community health promoters speaks with the families about how the week went and checks the toilets to make sure they were used properly. By developing a personal relationship with each household, Sanivation can ensure that our customers are always satisfied. In addition, during installation Sanivation gives each household a contact card for additional questions or concerns.
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Technical support is provided by the collection service providers.
Replacement components are provided as part of the service contract.
Service providers recover any toilets that are defective or at end-of-life and recycle and dispose of them appropriately.
100% of excreta safely removed on a weekly basis.
Handling of waste requires protective clothing.
Sanivation’s Blue Box toilet
Tilmans, S. et al., Container-based sanitation: assessing costs and effectiveness of excreta management in Cap Haitien, Haiti. Environment and Urbanization, 2015. 27(1): p. 89-104
A short film about Sanivation can be seen here.
UN released a report titled Vast Energy in Human Waste about the market potential of waste to charcoal at $9.8 billion that references Sanivation’s work in Kenya.
Huffington Post covered the released: Human Waste Could Light up More than 138 Million Homes: Study
Case study about Sanivation is available in the Spring 2016 issue of DEMAND, the ASME Global Development Review
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