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Composting Toilets & Building Code Issues

Before purchasing a composting toilet, one of the first and most important things you'll need to address is your local building code and whether composting toilets are listed as an "approved fixture." For many people, this is a confusing topic and a source of concern. For that reason, we've created this section of our website about composting toilets and issues pertaining to building codes and regulations. We want to educate people about how building codes work in the United States and help our customers locate the additional resources they need to understand their own local building codes. This section of our website is also dedicated to providing resources to help our customers get their composting toilets approved by local building departments, if necessary.


An Overview of Information:
  • Building Codes in the United States
    This page provides an overview of how building codes work in the United States, an explanation of who writes and enforces our codes, and what office has jurisdiction of what area(s).


  • Getting a Composting Toilet Approved
    If you've contacted your local building department and have discovered that composting toilets are not an approved plumbing fixture in your area, then this page is for you. Here you'll find the information you need to help you get our composting toilets approved.


  • Government Building Code Information, State by State
    If you're not sure where to begin or who to contact about your local building codes, this page contains a list of various government offices and a few private organizations that deal with building codes, for each of the 50 United States. Find websites and phone numbers, where applicable, to help you get started contacting the right people.


  • Other Helpful Resources
    A list of other helpful and relevant organizations and links to their websites.