Updated on January 17, 2024


Created on May 20, 2016

Sanima Waste Management Service

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Sanima (former X-Runner) provides subscribers a urine-diverting dry toilet with waste collection services.

Developed By
  1. Sanima
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Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Manufacturing/Building Method

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

Select 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)

Toilet type

Container-based service

Evacuation method


Storage conditions

Container storage

Capacity (L)

23 L

Time until emptying

Weekly collection frequency

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support


Replacement Components

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


Evaluation methods

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

Other Information

X-Runner (now Sanima) has press and videos available on their website. X-Runner (now Sanima) brochure. X-Runner's latest updates can be found on their  blog.

Comments from the Community

1 Comment

  1. E4C.COMMENTS says:

    Emily says:

    Capacity (liters): 25 L for urine, 30 L for feces (source: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) Secretariat visit to Sanergy sites, https://www.flickr.com/phot

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