Dry toilets: what are the regulations?
Regulations: town planning, sanitation and dry toilets
At the end of August 2019, 60 Millions de consommateurs magazine published an article clarifying the regulations concerning dry toilets.
Over the past few years, the use of dry toilets by private individuals has grown considerably. But there are a few rules to follow when installing them.
Two regulatory references are cited in particular in this consumer guide:
article R.421-2 of the French Urban Planning Code
concerning building permits for constructions exceeding 12 m in height and 5 m² in surface area,
article 17 of the decree of September 7, 2009
concerning the preservation of the environment and public health. In particular, non-collective sanitation installations.