As with any toilet, regular cleaning of your OGO™ Compost Toilet is recommended regularly to ensure proper hygiene conditions are met. Cleaning also eliminates odour from buildup and debris acquired from usage.
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Remove and empty the urine bottle and the solids bin. Wipe out any visible debris from the solids bin and give the urine bottle a quick rinse. We have found that a pressurised hand sprayer does wonders if running water is limited. Be sure not to directly spray any of your electrical elements, we are talking about a quick rinse of your toilet bowl, urine bottle, and solids bin.
You should be wiping your toilet bowl frequently or utilising a spray bottle to prevent buildup. Every once in a while, you should be cleaning the inner parts of your unit where urine or compost medium can build up. We suggest you do this when you change out your solids bin, but every few months works too.
After you have removed and wiped your heart out, don’t forget the most important part. Disinfecting!
Disinfecting your unit can be achieved in many different ways. We have found that disinfecting wipes work really well on the go, but also know that a good majority want a natural alternative to isopropanol alcohol (80% – 100%) and bleach, which are the two most effective ways to kill germs and bacteria. Other options are vinegar, baking soda, peroxide, and good old fashion hot water (above 60°C) There are others out there and different combinations that can work great for you.
Put everything back together and enjoy!