How Does the
The process works on the same principle
as an ordinary garden compost bin. Waste is collected into
the composting chamber along with carbon rich material such
as wood shavings and garden clippings.
Here the materials gradually
decompose in the chamber's aerated environment. Baffles and
air channels in the tank control airflow and this accelerates
the composting process
Clivus Does Not Smell
No need to worry about smells! A small
electric fan in the vent pipe creates airflow within the system
and ensures that any toilet room smells are drawn away - leaving
less odours than even a flush toilet.
is Completely Natural
The decomposition process is a totally
natural one. Chemicals are not used as they would only harm the
various composting organisms.
Clivus is Easily Cleaned
The toilet bowl is easily cleaned with
biodegradable cleaner and a toilet brush. Because of its straight-through
design, it actually needs less cleaning than a regular toilet bowl.
The seat and the outside of the toilet can simply be wiped with
some disinfectant applied to a damp cloth.
Clivus is Energy Efficient
The small fan positioned in the vent pipe
is the only component requiring power and uses only a few dollars
worth per year. Alternatively, we have optional solar power systems
that require no mains power connection at all.
Clivus Will Save You Money
The Clivus uses absolutely no water, as
against a conventional flush system which can consume up to 30%
of our household's total water usage. With more and more councils
imposing charges on water consumption, this saving converts to dollars!
Clivus Has Easy Access
This of course is essential should anything
of value inadvertently fall down the toilet. The Clivus provides
easy access via the inspection door. With other systems often the
only access is via the toilet chute making retrieval extremely difficult
if not impossible.
End Result: Safe, Clean Compost
The end product is simply removed via a
large hatch at the front of the composting tank and can be dug into
the garden. In domestic circumstances this is usually necessary
only once or twice a year; some households have found it unnecessary
to remove any compost for up to two years. After a year or more
in the processor the compost is safe to handle, has a fresh earthy
smell, and feels and looks much like regular garden compost.