Toilets for People

Toilets for People (TfP) is a social business that designs and manufactures waterless bathroom products.

TfP sells our products to people living off-grid in the developed world – specializing in the tiny house, boat and RV market.

TfP also sells manufactured bathroom products to NGOs working in disaster relief and international development.

In addition to selling products to our NGO partners, TfP also trains those NGO partners and craftsmen in the communities they serve in the developing world how to build, install & maintain our waterless bathroom products.

Toilets for People specializes in providing hygienic sanitation solutions to serve people living in flood-prone areas, urban slums and displaced persons camps – places where pit latrines and flush toilets fail.

TfP’s signature sanitation solution is an affordable, self-contained waterless toilet that uses a proven technology to safely treat human waste.

Critical Acclaim for Toilets for People
PBS Newshour; 4 Innovative toilet designs to talk about on World Toilet Day; 11/19/2015; 7 Sustainable toilets that could change the way the world poops; 11/18/14
Inhabitat; 8 Lifesaving Toilet Designs; 01/03/2015; 20 Global Startups That Are Changing the World; 01/12/2016
The Daily Banter; 22 of the Most Fascinating Social Good Startups Changing the World; 06/30/2015
Popular Science; Maker Faire: A Composting Toilet for Developing Countries; 09/28/15

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TfP’s Products

The TfP Space-Saver, our flagship waterless toilet, is shipped fully assembled and ready to install and serves 2 adults for full-time use.

Other TfP sanitation products include the TfP Tinkler, a sit down or stand up unisex urination fixture, and the TfP Wizzer, a stand-up male urinal. Both the TfP Tinkler and the TfP Wizzer can accommodate unlimited usage.

All pre-made products can be purchased by businesses and NGOs by visiting:
Search ‘Toilets for People’ to find the TfP Space-Saver, TfP Tinkler and TfP Wizzer.

All pre-made products can be purchased by individuals by contacting us directly:
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The TfP Space-Saver, a waterless toilet, includes a urine diversion system and a ventilation kit. Made of Recycled Marine Grade High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Plastic. Includes a 2 gallon liquid storage container.

TfP Space-Saver weighs 50 pounds and has the following dimensions:
– 16″ wide
– 27.5″ high (seat height from the step is a standard 19.5″ – height of the step is 8″)
– 24″ long

The cost = $675, plus tax & shipping.

Made in Staten Island, New York.

TfP Ventilation Kit

Included in the cost of the TfP Space-Saver Waterless Toilet.

The kit comes equipped with a 0.1 Amp 12V In-Pipe Fan and a 500mA 12V AC Plug-in Adaptor.

This item is optional but recommended for toilet installations inside a dwelling.


TfP Tinkler

The unlimited usage TfP Tinkler unisex urination fixture (sit down or stand up) can be purchased for $200.

Purchase includes two 1-gallon liquid storage containers.

Total weight is 20 pounds and dimensions are 14″ wide by 17″ long by 19.5″ high.

Made in Staten Island, New York of Recycled Marine Grade High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Plastic.


TfP Wizzer

The unlimited usage TfP Wizzer male urinal (stand up only) can be purchased for $100.

Purchase includes a 2 gallon liquid storage container. Total weight is 8 pounds.

Made in Staten Island, New York.

In-Country TfP Waterless Bathroom Construction & Installation Projects with Non-Profit Partner Training

The average in-country material cost to build a locally made, 4-adult capacity TfP Waterless Toilet along with a TfP Urination Fixture for women and TfP Male Urinal is $200. Both urination fixtures have unlimited usage.

The in-country TfP Waterless Toilet is modified to suite each location, mainly dependent on suitable drum availability. Spinning drum capacity in-country can range from 10 gallons to 55 gallons depending on the usage requirements.

Sit-down or squat versions of the TfP Waterless Toilets can be made on location depending on local preferences and cultural norms.

Approximate costs to hire Toilets for People to conduct an in-country 2-week waterless toilet training and installation project:

$10,000, inclusive, to train NGO staff, provide capacity building to community members and construct & install 3 TfP Waterless Toilets (with urine diversion) and 3 TfP Urination Fixtures for Women (sit down or squat style) and 3 TfP Male Urinals (stand up style) using local materials and labor.

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