Sulabh Flush Compost Toilet

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

The Sulabh Flush Compost Toilet is a two-pit and pour-flush household toilet consisting of a squatting pan.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Sulabh toilet is a twin-pit system which composts waste on-site. The two leach pits retain solid matter and allow the liquid to leach and gases to disperse into the ground. Once one pit is filled, waste is diverted to the second pit. This dual-system allows adequate time for the waste to decompose into fertilizer.

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?"

This toilet system is manufactured and implemented by the Sulabh International in coordination 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.

There are range of similar products around the world which adopt  twin pits for pour flush toilet system. Alternative types of latrine options include Bio-latrines, VIP latrines, Fossa Alterna, Composting, the DuraSan Latrine, Elephant Toilet, and Easy Latrine.


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)

Target users include public facilities (e.g. bus stations, railway stations, markets) and low-income communities comprised of households who do not have access to individual toilets.

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