Advanced Composting Systems manufactures the Phoenix Composting Toilet in a climate controlled factory just south of Whitefish, Montana, a resort and railroad town west of Glacier National Park. Created and owned by Glenn Nelson, ACS has 27 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and installing composting toilets and prefabricated buildings.
The Phoenix is an aerobic composting system that transforms human waste into a rich, well-stabilized mulch.
It is odorless, and requires no water for flushing, making it an environmentally friendly option that is suitable for full-time residences, public facilities, and seasonal camps of all kinds.
Trails we hiked were all exceptionally well managed: Permits were well organized and rangers were friendly and informative. And we saw almost no one else on them! But the single best thing about Volcanoes Park were absolutely the Phoenix composting toilets. We found them at Red Hill cabin at 10,035 feet, and at every campsite along the coast. Not only is composting environmentally sophisticated, the user experience was excellent! The toilet at Red Hill cabin was more insulated than the cabin – almost warm. On the coast, toilets featured half height walls, affording fresh air and views. All were immaculate, with clear instructions and tasteful bins of bulking agent. Nice thrones!
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