Sanima is a waste management service (former X-Runner) for low-income households seeking a sustainable and hygienic sanitation solution. A urine diverting dry toilet and waste collection service are provided for a monthly fee. Sanima delivers and installs the toilet, while waste is collected weekly by the brand Family’s. Collected waste is composted at an off-site facility and used to enrich soils.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Separett waterless, urine diverting toilets are provided to Sanima subscribers. Separett toilets are manufactured in Sweden and imported to Peru. Installation includes attaching the toilet to a wall or floor and routing the ventilation pipe outdoors.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can purchase subscriptions directly through Sanima in Lima, Peru.
Distributions to Date Status
X-Runner (now Sanima) has 180 household customers, reaching more than 2000 people with sanitation services (2015)
Time until emptying
Weekly collection frequency
Separett toilet specifications: Material - Impact-resistant high-gloss polypropylene, recyclable; Inner container - 23 litres Polypropylene; Vent pipe - 40 cm (Ø75 mm); 2 m white hose for urine waste (Ø32 mm) X-Runner (now Sanima) processes solid waste at an offsite composting facility. Pathogens are removed using thermophilic composting and Efficient Microorganisms to speed up the traditionally time intensive composting treatment method.
Solid waste containers, lids, and compostable waste bags are available.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Environmental: The dry toilet consumes an average of 84 litres per year, which is very low compared to the 9'450 litres of a pit latrine and with a minimum of 31'104 litres that a WC flushes down the drain. Furthermore, the least amount of water is used during the service operations. Health: 4 months after using the xrunner toilet there is an average reduction of 12% of diarrheal episodes. Financial: X-runner’s customers (and potential customers) spend between US$ 7 and US$ 12 every time they suffer from acute diarrhea episodes. In addition, these diseases cost 2 days of work productivity or 2 days of missed attendance at school.
Vetted Performance Status
According to external parasitological and microbiological analyses, fecal coliform concentrations in the compost meet Chilean and Austrian standards, meaning the compost is safe for use.
Not specified. Handling of waste requires protective equipment such as gloves and face-masks.
Complementary Technical Systems
X-Runner (now Sanima) uses NFC microchips for service process monitoring. From the data, staff can assess in real-time whether there are any issues with the toilet, the payments, or the service.
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
X-Runner (now Sanima) uses NFC microchips for service process monitoring. From the data, staff can assess in real-time whether there are any issues with the toilet, the payments, or the service. Evaluation methods for solid waste treatment and pathogen removal are not specified