X-Runner Waste Management Service
X-Runner provides subscribers a urine-diverting dry toilet with waste collection services.
X-Runner is a waste management service 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. X-Runner 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.
A monthly subscription of 13 USD includes the waterless toilet and solid waste collection service.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Low-income urban households that do not have a toilet
Separett waterless, urine diverting toilets are provided to X-Runner 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.
Users can purchase subscriptions directly through X-Runner in Lima, Peru.
X-Runner has 180 household customers, reaching more than 2000 people with sanitation services (2015)
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
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 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.
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.
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.
X-Runner 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.
X-Runner 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
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