Peat for Compost Toilet

Natural qualities of high moor peat, high content of organic matter, high moisture capacity, and high absorption capacity make it possible to use it in compost toilets as a filler, from the simplest home-made structures to prefabricated models operating on the principle of composting. Peat is prepared by removing large inclusions and screening on sieves with a diameter of 20 mm. The use of peat as a filler makes it possible to arrange an environmentally friendly, clean toilet for a summer residence.


Pour peat into a receiving tank and into a metering tank of industrial manufacture operating on the principle of composting, according to the manual. Using the toilet, additionally fill by rotating the dispenser handle.

Pour peat into receiving tank of a homemade peat toilet for a summer residence, with a layer of 3-5 cm. Using the toilet, manually add the same peat layer. It is advisable to clean the tank in a compost pit, to mix its contents with the ground, food and plant residues, or other natural waste. For further use of compost as a fertilizer, it must mature in a compost pit for 1-2 years. To improve compost quality, you can add a glass of wood ash per each 40 liters of compost. Mix the ready compost with soil at a ratio of 1:2 and use it to feed fruit, flower, and other crops.

When using peat for compost with vegetable and food waste, lay peat in layers of 8-10 cm, sprinkled with wood ash. Maturity period of such compost is 1 year.


  • easy to use and economical
  • environmental friendly
  • eliminates odors
  • is a good component for compost
  • does not change its qualities after freezing and thawing



The composition of the soil

A mixture of peat of various degrees of decomposition

Peat type High moor
МMoisture content Not more than 50%
Organic matter content Not less than 90%
Ash content Not more than10%
Acidity, pHkcl Not less than 3-4
Moisture capacity (dry matter) Not less than 600%