Hand Made Compost Toilets
Thunderbox compost toilets are the simplest way of providing a remote or off-grid toilet without costing the Earth.
Whatever your requirements - talk to us!
Welcome to Thunderboxes
Here at the Thunderbox Collective we make a variety of compost toilets to order, or you can hire them for festivals and other short term events. Thunderbox compost toilets use a virtually maintenance free system that is ideal for a wide variety of situations.
We have a strong environmental ethos and view sustainability as a priority. Our timber is sourced from sustainably managed Devon woodlands and compost is collected in recycled food containers.
From small events, weddings and camps to larger festivals, Thunderbox compost toilets provide a solution that is pleasant to use. Devon and Somerset only - sorry.
No Water or Electric
Thunderbox compost toilets are entirely off-grid, requiring no water or electricity. We can include solar lighting, and provide hand sanitiser dispensers for waterless locations.
Environment Agency Approved
We have been working with the Environment Agency to ensure that the Thunderbox compost toilet system is a safe one.
The Thunderbox Collective have provided an excellent service to us overRoland WilkinsonSchool of Movement Medicine
a number of years. We have been extremely happy with the efficiency
with which they have set up and taken down the units supplied and we
were considered the price they charge very reasonable. We have no
hesitation in recommending them.
We now have 3 thunderboxes, a single, a double and a disabled one. The installations were efficient and the toilets themselves have made a real difference to our facilities. The wooden structures fit well into our woodland environment, they are low impact, low maintenance and perfect for our needs.Jo WinterburnRunning Deer
We are very pleased with our Thunderbox and look forward to using it during Forest School sessions.Jan WhellerWellington prep school
You will be pleased to learn I enjoyed using the Thunderboxes at Balter festival. A great design.Anton GijsenHappy punter
Of the many designs of composting toilets implemented by National Trust, the Thunderbox has been reviewed by an independent consultant as one of the best.Chris WeedonConsultant
Sustainably sourced wood
How does it work?
Pleasant to use, require no water or electricity, or even vehicle access, and most importantly make great compost!
For Event Organisers
Hiring a Thunderbox compost toilet
Those of you with larger events will usually need site specific discussions beforehand but will have the advantage of economy of scale. Generally, the hire of a double Thunderbox compost toilet works out around £350 (or £175/seat) without servicing, but includes delivery (within 30 miles), collection and subsequent disposal. We take 'poo miles' seriously, so we don't travel more than 70 miles from our base in mid Devon for small events. All our loos come with lighting, sawdust, loo roll, magazines, flowers and LOVE!Contact us
Legal Recognition At Last!
Environment Agency Approved
We've been building compost loos since 2003 and so we have considerable experience in all scales of events and sites. We have also been working with the Environment Agency over the last few years to develop the new code on composting human waste, based on the Thunderbox method. We hold risk assessments and safety records as well as special excemption licences for some of our clients. It is important to talk to us early in proceedings to allow time for the paper trail to catch up with our bacteria!
With low usage and up to 1000 litres capacity under your seat there’s no fear of ever getting full! Just swap the tanks over if you do.
We can deliver anywhere in the UK.
Find a Thunderbox!
We have provided Thunderbox compost toilets to hundreds of sites around the UK. From urban allotments to remote Scottish camp sites, it’s even possible to install a Thunderbox without vehicle access! This map shows some of the locations of our Thunderboxes.
We Love to Chat!
Contact us today to talk through your requirements
All of our Thunderboxes can be customised to suit your needs. We have a solution for everything!