Designed to accommodate the range of commercial and residential needs, Clivus Multrum systems are made of Polyethylene and accommodate 18,000 to 65,000 uses per year per composter and a number of space arrangements. All systems come equipped with a fan that eliminates odors in the restroom, a liquid removal pump, an automatic moistening system and storage for the liquid end product. All Clivus Multrum composting systems are compatible with both our waterless toilet and our Foam-flush toilet.
M54 Trailhead Series
Designed for relatively low use in remote locations such as parks and golf courses, the Trailhead includes a complete composter-building package that offers a superior alternative to portable toilets and pit latrines. The composting unit is buried and serves as the foundation for the light-weight, ADA accessible toilet room structure. With foam-core panels for the floor and walls, the Trailhead is typically installed in less than two days. No concrete is necessary. When grid-power is not available, a custom-designed solar system is used to power the fan that keeps the Trailhead odorless. Both single and double-stall models are available in kit or pre-fabricated form; the base is also available separately. A variety of finish options are also available from cedar shakes to standing seam metal roofs.
The Foam-flush toilet fixture (compatible with all Clivus Multrum compost systems) looks like and offers a similar user experience to a conventional flush toilet, while using only six ounces of water per use. A small computer regulates the mixture of water and a compost compatible soap, creating a foam blanket that carries the waste from the bowl down a standard four-inch plastic drain line to the composting unit. The foam allows the drain-line to bend up to 45 degrees. In addition to offering complete user comfort, designing with the Foam-flush is easier in multi-story projects and it uses space more efficiently.
Greywater is water from all non-toilet fixtures (e.g., sinks, showers, washing machines). With the Clivus system, all greywater fixtures are plumbed to a collection tank called a dosing basin from which greywater is sent, often without filtration, into an outdoor or indoor irrigation system buried within the plant root zone. Placement of the irrigation system within the aerobic root zone allows for plant uptake of water and the small amount of nutrients (in the form of soap) carried in greywater. The relatively warm temperature of greywater makes possible the use of the Clivus greywater system in cold climates. All Clivus greywater systems are custom designed and engineered by Clivus according to site conditions.
Like all waste treatment systems, maintenance is necessary for the success of the Clivus composting toilet system. Clivus offers maintenance services to all its customers, ranging from complete system maintenance to periodic inspection and reporting. In locations beyond our immediate service area, Clivus provides maintenance through local subcontractors.
In many instances, maintenance staff experience a sense of relief when composting toilets replace flush toilets. Eliminating flushing prevents clogged toilets and flooded bathrooms. However, in many instances dealing with human waste on site is an unexpected and low-priority task for maintenance crews. Let Clivus Multrum make the maintenance of your composting toilets a top priority. Call Clivus today to discuss maintenance options for your installation.
Since 1973 Clivus Multrum has been the industry leader in composting toilets and greywater technologies. Composting toilets eliminate water from the waste stream and prevent the nutrients in human waste from becoming a source of pollution. Our waterless toilets and waterless urinals use no water at all. Our Foam-flush toilet is an ultra low flow toilet fixture that uses just six ounces of water per use. That’s a 97% water savings when compared with conventional 1.6 gallon per flush toilets. The M54 Trailhead is an ADA compliant pre fab or kit built stand alone restroom structure that comes in either a single stall or double stall with Clivus composting technology. The Trailhead is the natural solution for golf course and remote bathrooms. Clivus Multrum greywater systems (or graywater) recycle water from sinks, showers, dishwashers, and washing machines to irrigate plants. Many people consider composting toilets when looking for an alternative to conventional onsite waste treatment technologies. Satisfied Clivus customers include the National Park Service, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of New York, Green Builders, Parcs Canada, and state and local parks throughout North America and beyond.