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Monday, March 30, 2009
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2009 Cottage Life Spring Show Recap

Posted by Scott

Once again, the Cottage Life Spring Show was a huge success for Envirolet®!

Last year we reported that the 2008 show was our most successful ever. Today, we are extremely happy to report that the 2009 event was even more successful in terms of interested visitors and unit sales! Shows always make for long weekends but time really flew by as we almost always had a full booth.

This is a slide show of photos of the new Envirolet® Composting Toilet System display that premiered at the 2009 Cottage Life Spring Show:

Thanks to all that visited us during the show and to the Cottage Life staff for putting on a great show!

Next stops:
The Cottage Show in Ottawa, Ontario. Show runs April 9, 10 & 11. More details soon.
• Norsk Hytteliv in Oslo, Norway. Show runs April 16, 17, 18 & 19. More details soon.

Monday, March 30, 2009
Composting Toilets

Buying Guide: 40 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Composting Toilet

Posted by Scott

We know that selecting a composting toilet may be a new adventure for most. And, we also know you will probably be comparing Envirolet® to other systems out there. So, we have created a Buying Guide to help you in your composting toilet buying decision.


The guide covers 40 important questions that you should investigate before making your decision. We have filled in the answers for Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems, but feel free to ask us to go over any of the questions. There is also space to add info when comparing.

Download the Buying Guide (PDF).

Sunday, March 29, 2009
Buzz Word

Envirolet at 2009 Cottage Life Spring Show

Posted by Scott

Quick video of the Envirolet® Composting Toilets display at the 2009 Cottage Life Spring Show just outside Toronto, Ontario. The show is going on until 5pm Sunday, March 29.

More photos to come!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Envirolet in NY: "Cabin living has never been better."

Posted by Scott

Buzz keeps coming in! Patrick in New York sent us some great pics and an update about his Envirolet® MS10 composting toilet cabin installation. And, as Patrick says, “cabin living has never been better.”

“Dear Envirolet,

We’ve finally completed the cabin addition to accommodate our MS10 waterless composting toilet. We’re giving the privy a rest and quite happy with saving the cost of a water wasting septic system installation. The installation of the composting toilet has provided normalcy.

Cabin living has never been better, especially on winter weekend getaways and cold nights in the mountains.

In sharing our installation, we’d love to take you up on your offer for some compost accelerator. Please take a look at the installation photos documenting the final results. Thanks for a great product and great support services.”

New York

Thanks, Patrick. We appreciate the time our customers take to send in their kind words and photos.

Send us your testimonial so we can post to Buzz and we’ll send you some free accessories.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Envirolet Low Water Remote in Wisconsin

Posted by Scott

More Buzz! Thanks to Rob for sending in four photos and comments about his Envirolet® Low Water Remote Composting Toilet System (120VAC) installation in Wisconsin.

“We installed this 100 volt/low water/remote unit, about a year ago. It has worked wonderfully. This is installed in northern Wisconsin. It is great to have bathroom inside no odor.”

Thank You
Rod J.

Go here to read hundreds of other Testimonials.

Send us your testimonial and photos and we will send you some free accessories!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Envirolet DC12 in Nova Scotia

Posted by Scott

Here is some more Buzz! A nice testimonial and comments were sent in by John in Nova Scotia of his Envirolet® DC12 waterless composting toilet system work shop installation.


We have a unit in Nova Scotia and it is working great. Have had it for two summer seasons and it runs on our solar system in 12 volts. It is in our work shop and solar battery storage. We will be moving it to our home when it is built.

I recommend it to anyone who is environmentally friendly.”

John K.
Nova Scotia

PS Pictures will be sent in two emails.

Thanks for comments and photos, John. We appreciate the time.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Application Ideas: Modern Home

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® can go just about anywhere. From time to time on Buzz we will present some ideas with photos and illustrations to show examples of applications for Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems. Hopefully we can inspire you to add an Envirolet® to a spot that needs an environment-friendly sanitation solution.

These excellent 3D renderings show waterless models installed in a modern home.

Waterless all-in-one model

From Envirolet Application Ideas

Waterless Remote model

From Envirolet Application Ideas

If you have any questions please be sure to contact us.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Buzz Word

Envirolet at 2009 Spring Cottage Life Show

Posted by Scott

Envirolet® Composting Toilet Systems will once again be at the Spring Cottage Life Show at the end of March just outside Toronto, Canada. Come and see us!

2009 Spring Cottage Life Show Show Details:

Our Location:
Hall 3A, Booth 2028

Show Dates & Hours:
Fri Mar 27, 12pm - 9pm
Sat Mar 28, 9am - 7pm
Sun Mar 29, 10am - 5pm

Show Location:
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd. at Derry
Mississauga, Ontario
Tel: 905-677-6131

Free parking.

Check out this video of us from last year’s show:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flushing Away Cancer

Posted by Scott

An Envirolet® Waterless Toilet was used as the ballot box for the Canadian Cancer Society in Alberta (May 2008). This is the second year our toilet has donated for this use. It made stops at local businesses to raise money and awareness.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Envirolet in Southern California Basement

Posted by Scott

Check out this testimonial and photo from Diane in Southern California. She wrote us about her Envirolet® MS10 waterless composting toilet system installed in her basement.

“Dear Buzz -

Awhile back, I had seen an Envirolet in an outbuilding that had no plumbing, and was surprised at how well it managed odors. So, when we converted an unused basement space into a recreation room, I ordered an Envirolet to “go green” and save on plumbing costs. It has been a great solution for a Southern California home where water conservation is very important.”

Diane P.
San Diego, CA

In the vent line you can see the optional Turbo Fan
that is installed on this system.

Thanks, Diane. We appreciate it!

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Sunday, March 8, 2009
Buzz Word

Hundreds of Envirolet Testimonials

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD Need more Buzz? Be sure to catch up on all the Envirolet® testimonials & installation photos in the Testimonial archive section.

Others have less than ten testimonials. We have hundreds!

Send us your Envirolet® testimonial and photos so we can post on Buzz and we’ll send you some free accessories.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Envirolet WRS in Florida Guest House

Posted by Scott

Check out these installation photos and testimonial sent in by Wendy of her Envirolet® Waterless Remote composting toilet system installed in her Florida guest house.

“We installed our new Envirolet waterless toilet on January 23, 2008 in our new detached guest room. Only having guests a couple of times a year, we opted for an environmentally friendly waterless system. Installation was not difficult, it looks beautiful, and it works wonderfully. I would recommend it for anyone considering putting in a full or 1/2 bath!”

Wendy W.

Thanks, Wendy for the great (and humourous) photos!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Envirolet DC12 in Colorado

Posted by Scott

More great pics for Buzz. Here are some photos from Ken in Colorado of his Envirolet® DC12 composting toilet installation. The DC12 is our 12v waterless self-contained model.

“Attached are pics of our DC12 installation that we’ve have been using about 3 years or so. We are very happy with it!”

Thank You,
Ken R.

We appreciate it, Ken! Thanks!

Please send us your Envirolet® installation photos and testimonial and we’ll post on Buzz. For the trouble we’ll send you some free accessories.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Envirolet in Beautiful Pennsylvania Home

Posted by Scott

Take a look at these awesome installation photos from Allison in Pennsylvania of her Envirolet® MS10 waterless all-in-one composting toilet system installed in her year-round home.


I live year-round in this beautiful, energy efficient house. My bathroom is too small to get a good picture of the Envirolet toilet, but I am so grateful for its services which prevent me from having to run to the outhouse (photo attached).

My house guests always learn something when they use my bathroom!”


Thanks, Allison! We appreciate it.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Envirolet Waterless Remote in PA

Posted by Scott

Diane sent us a photo and nice words today about her Envirolet® Waterless Remote Composting Toilet System that was installed in 1996.

“This is the only picture we have. It is a seasonal home, so not accessible at the moment. Besides, this isn’t the kind of thing I want to take a picture of on vacation!!

Anyway, the Envirolet has made the use of our home possible. We have not been able to get the permits for standard toilets, holding tank, etc. So without the Envirolet, we would not be able to use our log house. So far it’s been a good experience and I have to say the customer service whenever we have had a question has been great. Very knowledgeable staff and quick service. We don’t need to contact you often, but when we do we get our questions answered right away.”

Diane G.

Thanks, Diane. We appreciate it.

Please send us your comments and photos to Buzz and we’ll send you some free accessories!