Sanitation Organizations

Pacific Northwest

  • Portland Loo: The world-renowned public toilet was designed and is manufactured in Portland, Oregon by Madden Fabrication.
  • GreenFlush Restrooms: Family business of PHLUSH President Kyle Earlywine, featuring an active blog.
  • Nature Commode: This Washington state-based company provides dry toilets for events.
  • ReCode: This group conducts research and advocacy for code change for onsite tech and non-potable water reuse projects.
  • Toilet Tech Solutions: Geoff Hill's website is packed with great technical info.
  • Kailash EcoVillage: Portland sanitation-focused, affordable housing community featuring state-of-the-art composting toilets and urine-diverting system.
  • Greywater Action: Group of greywater educators and advocates.
  • Plumbers without Borders: A Seattle-based group of plumbers and mechanical volunteers.
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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From the Blog

PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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