Nature Loo Compost Toilets

Nature Loo Compost Toilets

 

Environmentally-friendly composting toilet systems with quality-assured performance.

compost toilet pedestal

NatureLoo compost toilets are free of odours, use no chemicals, cause no pollution, require no pump or water supply, and are almost maintenance-free.

Because no flush is required a typical family can save up to 35,000 litres of water every year.

Nature Loo has provided great domestic toilet waste systems since 1994.

 How do compost toilets work?

 

Classic 850 –  the popular family compost toilet

Natureloo Classic 850

 

Unique features

  • Capacity: 3-6 people on a permanent basis
  • Power: 12-volt 5-watt fan runs 24 hours
  • Dimensions: 770 mm diameter (930 mm including the two handles) x 690 mm high
  • Clearance below floor required: at least 750mm
  • Material: Rotational Moulded U.V. Stabilised LDPE
  • Certified to ANZ Standard 1546.2.2008 and can legally and safely be installed anywhere in Australia
  • Comes with strong, large wheels, making it easier to change the full chambers
  • Compost chambers have double walls that help maintain the composting process in colder weather
  • Australian designed and assembled.

 

CLASSIC 850 – 2 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Ceramic Pandora pedestal with a soft-close white seat
  • 2 x large composting chambers
  • Waste chute 55cm long  (additional lengths can be purchased if required)
  • A 12-volt 5-watt fan in housing and transformer
  • Easy-to-follow DIY Installation and Maintenance manuals

 

Prices, see table below, prices do not include freight.

Additional Composting  Chambers (incl. lid) are available

*To save money on freight costs pick up your order from us, instead of getting it delivered to your door.

 

Click here to see Assembly instructions

 

Classic 650 – ideal for where there is restricted height, suits up to 2 people full-time

Natureloo 650 compost toilet

The Classic 650 requires the least height “under the house” of the Nature Loo models and therefore has become popular for holiday cabins, tiny houses, and weekenders.

Natureloo 650 chamber outside

Natureloo 650 chamber outside

 

Unique features

  • Capacity: up to 2 people on a permanent basis
  • Power: 12-volt 5-watt fan runs 24 hours
  • Dimensions: 640 mm diameter (740 mm including the two handles) x 430 mm high
  • Clearance below floor required: at least 470mm
  • Material: Rotational Moulded U.V. Stabilised LDPE
  • Certified to ANZ Standard 1546.2.2008 and can legally and safely be installed anywhere in Australia
  • Comes with strong, large wheels, making it easier to change the full chambers
  • Compost chambers have double walls that help maintain the composting process in colder weather
  • Australian designed and assembled.

 

Natureloo 650 chamber inside

Natureloo 650 chamber inside

Its attractions are the reduced underfloor chamber space requirement, its expandable capacity, and the simplicity of design and operation. It is also very easy to maintain, as the chambers are smaller and lighter to use. The Classic 650 comes complete with everything required for installation, except for the vent pipe and absorption trench materials, which can be obtained from hardware or garden shops.

The recommended height requirement beneath the floor is 700 mm, but this could be reduced to 480 mm at a squeeze.

 

NL650 installation diagram

NL650 installation diagram

Classic 650-2 (2 Chambers) is recommended for 1 person full-time use
Classic 650-3 (3 Chambers) is recommended for 2 people full-time use

 

Prices, see table below, prices do not include freight.

Additional Composting  Chambers (incl. lid) are available

*To save money on freight costs pick up your order from us, instead of getting it delivered to your door.

 

Nature Loo Classic 650 MANUAL

 

Nature Loo Classic Prices – May 2024
Classic 850-2 with Pandora pedestal $2150
Classic 850-2 without pedestal $2000
Extra chamber for Classic 850 $650
Classic 650-2 with Pandora pedestal $1650
Classic 650-2 without pedestal $1350
Extra chamber for Classic 650 $550
Prices are ex-Brisbane, & do not include freight

*We match factory sale prices shown on the Ecoflo website.  Just let us know.

*To save more money on freight costs pick up your order from us, instead of getting it delivered to your door.

 

Natureloo NL3 – the neatest, compact, above-floor solution.

 

Natureloo NL3 provides a clean, utility-style toilet facility for low-volume situations at an affordable price.

Natureloo NL2 closed

Natureloo NL3 compost toilet (closed)

Its attractive white appearance puts it a cut above the rest, whilst its simplicity of design ensures that its cost remains affordable.

Natureloo NL2 compost toilet ready for use

Natureloo NL3 compost toilet ready for use

The Natureloo NL3 sits on the floor and requires no space beneath it.   It suits buyers who are wanting a composting toilet for their bathroom which has a concrete floor.

The Natureloo NL3 is neat and compact, and the vent pipe is not visible in the bathroom as it exits from the rear of the toilet, and the seat height is similar to that of a normal flushing toilet.

Everything required for installation is included, except for the external vent pipe, and absorption trench materials, which can be obtained from a local hardware shop.

The NL3 is Nature Loo’s utility model of the self-contained toilet range. This composting toilet model is suitable for use by one person full-time, installed in the bathroom of a slab floor house or an outside enclosure (e.g. shed).  Alternatively, the toilet would suit up to 2 people as a second or part-time use toilet.

Natureloo NL2 compost toilet replaceable chambers

Natureloo NL3 compost toilet replaceable chambers

 

The NL3 package includes:

  • 3 x 35-litre composting chambers
  • Moulded shell and matching top.
  • Solid white seat
  • 12-volt 5-watt fan in housing and transformer
  • Easy to follow DIY Installation and Maintenance manual.
  • 1 x Nature Quick Microbes starter pack
  • 1 x 125ml Nature Flush Enzymes & spray bottle
  • 2 x Bag of bulking agent

 

NL3 with chamber screen

NL3 with chamber screen

 

Prices, see table below, prices do not include freight.

Additional Composting  Chambers (incl. lid) are available

*You can save money on freight costs by picking up from us, instead of getting delivered to your door from the factory.

 

Nature Loo NL3 Prices –  May 2023
Natureloo NL3 – complete DIY kit $1100
Natureloo NL3 with chamber screen – complete DIY kit $1250
Natureloo NL3  extra chamber with lid $150
Prices are ex-Brisbane factory, freight charges apply

*We can match factory sale prices shown on the Ecoflo website.  Just let us know.

*To save more money on freight costs pick up your order from us, instead of getting it delivered to your door.

 

Enzymes – how to supercharge your toilet.

Nature-Flush enzymes can increase the efficiency of your toilet, making it work faster in adverse conditions, controlling odours and increasing the capacity by speeding up the composting process.

Natureloo enzymes

Natural detergent and enzyme catalyst derived from bacterial fermentation.   Supplied as a concentrate the enzymes are diluted to produce 20 litres that can be used to clean the toilet bowl and seat.   It also contains a fresh vanilla fragrance and the enzymes help to accelerate the composting process.   10 sprays into the toilet bowl are recommended after every #2, using the spray bottle provided when the toilet was purchased, or a similar spray bottle.

Dilute 20 parts water to 1 part enzyme before use    Shelf-life is for 1 year.  Keep out of direct sunlight.

 

Nature Quick Microbes starter pack

Nature quick Microbes

Nature Quick Microbes are initially provided with the toilet when it is purchased as they are a great way to kick start a new composting chamber.  They can also be used to give a bacterial boost to existing colonies in in-situ chambers.  Each packet is full of aerobic bacteria which combine with the natural bacteria in the waste to boost the composting process.

Supplied in sealed packet of approx. 225 grams

Instructions for use are provided on the packet

Shelf life is for 12 months.   Keep out of reach of mice and geckos – they love eating it!

 

Microbe and Enzyme Prices –  February 2024
Nature-loo Enzyme 1 litre pack – dilute 20:1 $40
Nature-loo Enzyme 5 litre pack – dilute 20:1 $170
Nature-Quick microbes starter pack $26
Wood shavings 30-litre bag $30
Bio Magic Odour Stop – Heavy Duty 750ml
Pick-up prices – do not include postage

 

Ventilation Fans – electric or solar

Airflow is absolutely essential to the composting process.
To prevent odours, and to maximise the composting process, you must ensure that the fan is running 24 hours a day.

Ecoflo compost toilet fan

Over 24 hours, the fan uses as much power as a 60-watt light bulb uses in one hour.  If the fan is not running, you can expect to experience odours.

There are various ways of getting power to run the fan on a Nature Loo compost toilet.

Powering Your Fan

If your property has mains electricity, then plug the 12-volt transformer into a power point and connect it to the fan.

In case of power failure, you may use a 12-volt battery available as a backup.  Solazone supplies a UPS system, to keep the toilet ventilated even if the mains power shuts down.  It plugs into the power point and provides reliable 12-volt power for your fan.  It is fully fuse-protected and uses a 7 Amp-hr sealed lead acid battery.

If your house is solar-powered, and you have a battery bank – generally either 12v or 24v, just connect the fan directly to the battery.  Include a 1 amp fuse in the line to the fan.  If you have a 24v battery system, request a 24-volt fan be supplied.  If your battery bank is other than 12 or 24v, a dc-dc converter can allow you to safely run the fan directly from your battery bank.  A 12v fan uses about 4 – 6 Amp-hr of power each day, and the 24v fan uses half of this.

 

Solar Panel & Battery

Queensland: 20w solar panel connected via a regulator, and 12v 33 Ahr sealed lead acid battery should give continuous power to the fan, even during poor weather. This system should power the fan for up to 4 – 5 days of inclement weather. Beyond this, the battery charge level may diminish and the fan could eventually shut down. If this is a concern you may wish to purchase a bigger solar panel and battery.

Victoria: Use a 30w solar panel connected via a regulator and the same 12v 33 Ahr sealed lead acid battery should give continuous power to the fan, even during poor weather. In areas with prolonged bad weather, you may wish to purchase a bigger solar panel and battery.

If you have no electrical power at all, you can move air through the system with a whirly-bird-type ventilator placed on top of your vent pipe. This is much less effective than an electrically-powered fan. The wind-powered ventilator will not normally draw at wind speeds below about 5 km/hr

If you already have 24-volt batteries for your household solar power system, we provide a 24v fan instead of 12v, at no extra cost.

Ventilating the out-of-service Chamber

A flow of air is also needed for the out-of-service chamber to compost. This can be achieved by placing the chamber outside in the sun, or providing power to an extra fan. If the chamber is to be placed outside and mains power is not available, we recommend that you employ one or more of the following methods…

Whirly-birds or wind-assisted-ventilators. These terrific silent, plastic ventilators come complete with a special adaptor to allow it to fit a 100mm vent pipe.

Attach a black painted vent pipe which will heat the air and cause it to rise, and air will flow.

Using a 5-watt solar panel connected directly to the spare fan. This panel will allow the fan to slowly turn over the air in the chamber, to ensure complete digestion of the contents.

Install a wind-assisted aerator. These come standard with Classic, and may be purchased and fitted to the Compact model as well.

Fans will eventually wear out and break down. It is advisable to always have a spare fan on hand.

Fans and UPS Prices – May 2023
12V Power Adaptor/ Transformer/ 240 AC to 12V DC $65
80mm 12V Fan suitable for Ecolet NE Slimline and Separera models $75
120mm 12V Fan suitable for Clivus Multrum $75
120mm 12V Fan suitable for Clivus Multrum Models (German Design) $85
100mm Diameter Fan and Housing $120
100mm Diameter Fan Housing Only $85
DN150 Fan Housing Complete Kit suitable for Clivus Multrum Models $185
40 Watt Solar Package $495
Custom Solar Packages also available POA
150W Transformer for Classic 850 Heater Pad $99
Heater Pad 240v 250w for Clivus Multrum Tanks $275
UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) 12V 7Ahr $230

 

Nature loo spare parts & Accessories – May 2020
Wind-Driven Turbo Vent with Adaptor (100mm) $465
Wind-Driven Turbo Vent/Clivus Multrum CM8-CM40  $265
Extra Waste Chute (700mm)/ Existing Clivus Multrum CM8,CM40 $95
Extra Waste Chute (700mm)/ Nature Loo Classic 650 $95
Dektite/ Clivus Multrum pedestal chute with additional pedestal $48
Replacement Large Compost Rake $85
EcoLet Wall-Kit $185
Drain Kit (Trench Arch Kit) 1200mm Long $85
100mm DWV Vent Kit $160
Polypropylene Camlock Fittings Set 19mm (3/4″) $10
Polypropylene Camlock Fittings Set 25mm (1″) $12

 

Worms

Worms are not a necessity but used in the ‘out-of-service’ chamber only, they can play an important role in the function of a Nature-Loo.

By tunnelling through the compost pile, worms increase the availability of oxygen and the compost pile’s ability to retain moisture.  They also produce benevolent bacteria in such overwhelming numbers that disease-producing bacteria find life extremely difficult.

The most common ‘composting’ worms are the Red, Tiger, and Blue Worms.  All are ferocious eaters and rapid breeders.  All are commonly available from most nurseries.

Worms eat up to their own body weight each day. Their by-products are called vermicast. Vermicast is an excellent fertiliser for plants – better than pure humus and it, too, is quite free of pathogens.

A worm population can double in 7 – 8 weeks.  This means that their processing of the contents of the chamber increases exponentially.  When their food supply declines, the population diminishes, leaving a chamber full of vermicast.  If there are any worms left alive, they can be transferred to the next chamber or put into the ground as a soil improver.

Worms survive best in moisture and pH levels very similar to those ideal for composting.  The only difference is their preferred habitat temperature of 20 – 30 degrees C.

Above and below this temperature range, the action of the worms will slow down until optimum conditions return.

As temperature rises over 40 degrees C., the number of thermophilic organisms increases rapidly and continue the rapid breakdown of the compost pile in the Nature-Loo.

So, regardless of temperature, an ideal symbiotic relationship between macro-organisms (worms) and micro-organisms ensures that the Nature-Loo works to absolute maximum efficiency.

WORMS MAY BE USED IN THE “OUT-OF-SERVICE” CHAMBER ONLY.

 

Place your order now, or ask a question:

Queensland:    (07) 5448 8304      qld @ solazone.com.au

Victoria:            (03) 9808 7337      vic @ solazone.com.au

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