The Container-Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) is the voice of Container-Based Sanitation (CBS) providers. Established in 2016, CBSA represents its members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association.

Our vision
We believe that with the right support, CBS services can scale to provide affordable, safe, and dignified sanitation to 50M people in LMIC by 2030, in line with SDG 6.2.

Our goal
CBSA promotes the use of CBS as a safe and essential component of blended, city-wide approaches to sanitation. Our goal is to help scale the adoption of CBS by public and private providers, customers, and governments in Low-and-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) cities. In order to maximise our impact, we regularly collaborate with other organisations to overcome barriers to growth of the CBS industry.

Our collective impact
At April 2023, CBSA members:

  • Serviced 13,455 CBS toilets
  • Served 253,847 people
  • Provided over 514 jobs
  • Operated in 24 municipalities

In 2022-23:

  • 17,757 tons of sludge removed
  • 18 global events spoken at
  • 73 new articles containing “container-based sanitation”


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Partners and memberships

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