SECCO Toilet


The SECCO toilet is portable and operates without water, plumbing, or electricity.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SECCO toilet is being developed by LEHO SAS in Columbia. The purpose of the device is to reduce environmental impact by not requiring water, plumbing, or electricity. There are portable and stationary versions of the SECCO toilet. The toilet separates liquid and solid waste. The waste collected by the toilet can be used for the creation of gas, compost, or energy. The waste processing does not occur inside the SECCO toilet.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is still in development and is not being distributed at this time. Special requests to obtain early versions of the product are accepted on their website.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The prototype price is 950 USD in full configuration. There are multiple configurations ranging from 250 USD to the full price. The estimated future price when the product enters production is 500 USD. Interview with representative.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Sanitario Seco Solar also targets South America. Dry-San Hygienic Rural Toilet, R.K. Technologies Economical Bio Toilet, and Laveo Dry Flush Toilet are similar devices from other regions. The product also competes with traditional forms of waste management such as pit latrines.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The portable toilet can be used in disaster response when traditional sanitation infrastructure is unavailable. Toilets can be sold to business, hospitals, residences, and industry. Any person interested in minimizing their environmental impact.

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