MineARC Systems
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp
Share on facebook

Above Ground Toilet Changes Hygiene Landscape

Table of Contents
The EnviroLAV Above Ground Toilet suits a diverse range of environments, from industrial construction sites, to remote regional communities.
Get more stories direct to your inbox

One of the most attractive features of the EnviroLAV is its suitability to a diverse range of environments – from isolated underground mines, to unforgiving industrial construction sites, to remote regional communities. A free-standing, mobile unit, the EnviroLAV’s robust structure is constructed from 5mm steel plating, making it tough enough to withstand harsh conditions both above and below ground.

Above Ground Toilet Changes Hygiene Landscape
EnviroLAV Above Ground Toilet Changes Hygiene Landscape in Mining and Industry

With 18 months’ worth of development and refinement now invested, the EnviroLAV is beginning to turn heads as a stand out product in waste management. Recently taking out its first award – The Australian Prospect Award for Mine Safety – it is attracting strong industry praise for its hygienic operation and incredibly low maintenance required.

Initially built for underground mining, the EnviroLAV is now making a splash in above-ground regional areas, with the introduction of a variety of models to suit numerous specifications. The range now includes a standard unisex unit, a dual-use toilet with the option for dedicated male and female toilets, and a compact model with a smaller footprint for use when space is a limiting factor.

The EnviroLAV is well suited to remote use due to its environmentally sound waste management system that remarkably needs only be emptied once every 12 months. This minimal maintenance requirement is made possible by the incredibly efficient waste breakdown process, unique in the portable toilet industry.

The system harnesses two different forms of currently existing organic technologies that accelerate the process when combined. “The EnviroLAV utilises bacteria and enzymes that anaerobically break down waste,” said Geoff Whittaker, MineARC Director. “We have combined this biotechnology with compressed air driven aerobic effects, resulting in a system that breaks waste down to microscopic carbonaceous particles that, after evaporating, leave minimal remaining residue.”

With pneumatic and electric versions currently on offer and a solar-powered unit is in the works; the EnviroLAV boasts features and benefits that no other toilet in the industry can match. “You know you have a good product and a clever idea when it starts to lend itself to other applications,” says Whittaker. “With the industrial interest, the EnviroLAV is already attracting we see this product potentially revolutionising the waste management industry”.

MineARC’s in-house engineers can customise the EnviroLAV to suit any scenario or environment.


For more information on the EnviroLAV for both above and below ground usage, please contact us.


Interested in finding out more? Click on one of these related articles.

Improving Hygiene in Queensland Coal Mine "An underground coal mine in Queensland, Australia has recently purchased four MineARC Coal Spec EnviroLAV Toilets. " Continue reading.

Compact EnviroLAV Toilet Provides Space Saving Solution "Access to clean toilets and hand washing facilities are vital to the healthy development and survival of a community. Current waste disposal practices across Africa pose a serious health risk, contaminating water resources used for drinking, cooking and other domestic activities.” Continue reading.

Improving Sanitation in African Mines "The EnviroLAV is proving popular in Africa, with the latest sales of two Compact Design units going to Wesizwe Platinum for use at their new Bakubung Platinum mine (BPM)." Continue reading.

Want to find out more?

Talk to an expert about our products, services, and custom solutions.