About container-based sanitation

Container-based sanitation is a service that provides standalone toilets and regularly collects the waste in sealed containers to be safely treated, disposed of or reused.

SAFE

CBS toilets never fill up or leave sludge untreated to contaminate the environment as they can be sealed to ensure no waste is released into the environment.

AFFORDABLE

A CBS system typically requires a substantially lower initial investment compared to the cost of constructing a latrine or pour flush toilet.

CLIMATE POSITIVE

Depending on the resource recapture and reuse technology employed during treatment, CBS can contribute to carbon sequestration.

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About us

The Container Based Sanitation Alliance is a coalition of practitioners from around the world with a shared vision of a world where access to dignified, safe and affordable sanitation is no longer out of reach for families and communities in dense urban areas.
RESEARCH

RESEARCH

CBSA undertakes research and creates resources to develop understanding of the CBS approach and to foster innovation and efficiencies in service delivery.

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

CBSA facilitates sharing and learning to ensure stakeholders have the relevant knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality services.

ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY

CBSA works to raise awareness of CBS among relevant stakeholders, including governments, municipalities and utilities.