Sulabh Flush Compost Toilet

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

The Sulabh toilet is a dual-pit composting, flush pit latrine.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Sulabh toilet is a twin-pit system which composts waste on site. Once one pit is filled, the waste is diverting to the second pit. This dual-system allows adequate time for the waste to decompose into fertilizer. The system is affordable and culturally appropriate in India.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Sulabh manufactures and delivers toilet system, working with local government authorities when constructing community toilets.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The toilet system is available in 11 models, with costs ranging from $31 – $275 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

This type of toilet can be compared to a single-pit flush toilet, which would either be emptied immediately after it were filled or sealed to allow for decomposition while a second pit was dug.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Bus stations, railway stations, markets, low-income communities, individual households

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