How to prepare your compost toilet for use – cover and soak material

If you have a DIY compost toilet or a ready-made one that doesn’t have a ventilation fan for odour control, then you’ll need to use a cover material and also add a ‘soak’ in the bottom of the solids container.

In this video, you’ll see the basic principles of what you need to do.

You can also find a more detailed discussion on the best cover materials for your compost toilet in this article.

Please note that the toilet mentioned and shown in the video is no longer made.

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  1. Hi! By chance, I found this site and really got inspired. The only question I can think of now, is how long it will approximately take for the composting process in the bin before it can be usel safely.
    Best regards, Anders Englund