Dignified Toilet for the Chaos Station

The recent spate of natural and man-made disasters has put a stress on relief work being carried out by rescue agencies. One of the most predominant issues is that of human-waste management in temporary shelters. It’s easier to set up tents on fields than accommodating makeshift toilets for displaced people. The D.R. Toilet System looks into this issue and solves it with a flatpack toilet that comes with an encompassing tent for privacy and a unique waste-disposal system.

4 Main Components to the Design

Tent – Flat pack system to create awareness of the toilet and privacy. Privacy is an issue a lot of existing toilet solutions do not meet. The back of the tent has an opening where the user can pull the cart out to drop off the waste.

The static toilet – The toilet is a quick to put together and is 18″ high. It can be put together with no instructions and any one in country can easily assemble it. As well the toilet can also accommodate individuals squatting if they wish to stand up on the toilet.

The Cart – The cart is designed for the user to easily relocate the biodegradable bag of waste and simple discard it in a pit. The cart is designed to be put together by using 10 slot head screws that can also be put together using a butter knife or a coin.

The Biodegradable Bag – A Bag for the waste collection that can be buried.

Use Cycle

  • The flat pack toilet system is shipped with other care/aid supplies following a natural disaster
  • Once on site the package will be opened.
  • The tent is first put together
  • The static toilet is quickly put together
  • The wheels are added to the cart and put together.
  • Place a biodegradable bag onto the cart
  • Individuals can start using the toilet

User Cycle

  • The user opens the tent
  • Uses the toilet
  • Once the biodegradable bag is relatively full, from the back of the tent the user must open the back of the tent
  • Pull out the cart
  • Pull the drawstring and release the bag to sit on the bottom of the cart
  • Push the cart to a designated location to drop the biodegradable bag of waste into a pit
  • Bury the pit with the waste
  • Bring the cart back to the toilet
  • And repeat

Designer: Rahim Bhimani