In informal settlements, where municipal sanitation does not exist, residents often use unhygienic and unsafe communal pit latrines, paying a small fee for every use. One solution is Container-Based Sanitation services, where users rent a toilet from the service provider in their homes. A container within the toilet holds the faeces and is replaced weekly, then transported to a central processing site where the faeces is processed into compost, fertiliser, fuel, or biogas. At equivalent or lower prices to a communal latrine, users have a clean, safe, user-friendly private toilet.
Some Container-based sanitation providers worth checking out are:
- X-Runner in Lima, Peru
- Clean Team in Kumasi, Ghana
- Sanergy in Kenya
- SOIL in Port-au-Prince & Cap-Haitien Office, Haiti