Unterschied zwischen Trocken- und Trenntoilette

Difference between dry and separating toilet

Unlike a conventional water toilet or toilet (this abbreviation stands for "water closet"), the TC (dry toilet) requires neither a water connection for flushing nor a sewer connection.

Features of a dry toilet

Seen this way, a toilet or a plastic bucket is also a dry toilet. Here the liquid and solid excretions end up in the same container together with toilet paper and, if necessary, litter. This is the simplest form of toilet and has some disadvantages:

  • Strong odor development due to the mixing of urine and feces.
  • large volume of waste because the majority of our excreta is water.
  • Difficult waste disposal when the toilet is “full”.

Dry toilet = separation toilet?

The separation toilet is a special form of dry toilet. Here the excretions are collected separately. This eliminates the disadvantages of the simple dry toilet and is a serious alternative to the toilet.

  • Minimal odor pollution because feces and urine are collected separately.
  • Disposal of the collected urine in the canal or “at the hedge”.
  • Urine can also be used as a valuable liquid fertilizer.
  • Low waste volume as the faeces dries quickly
  • Dispose of feces in household waste or on the compost heap.


A toilet cannot be installed everywhere. Everywhere, a separation toilet is the simple and best solution. Compared to a pit toilet, the separating toilet offers significantly more comfort and is therefore the contemporary standard.

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