How to Empty a Century Portable Toilet

How to Empty a Century Portable Toilet
A Century portable toilet can be a highly useful item in the wild, eliminating the need to dig your own latrine and take care of business in a hole or far away from camp. It comes with a carrying handle, making on-foot transport of the toilet an easy task. But when the camping trip is over, it becomes necessary, of course, to empty the toilet. Fortunately, this is a simple thing to accomplish.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Regular fixed toilet
  • Century portable toilet
  • Hose
Step 1
Locate a regular, fixed toilet. This may be a flush toilet or a simple deep-hole chemical toilet at a permanent campsite.
Step 2
Unlock the side latches of your Century portable toilet. These attach the freshwater holding tank to the waste holding tank.
Step 3
Lift the freshwater holding tank off of the waste holding tank. Set the freshwater holding tank off to the side.
Step 4
Lift the waste holding tank off the ground, keeping it level. Carry this tank to the fixed toilet.
Step 5
Remove the waste holding tank's cap. This is located in the corner of the tank.
Step 6
Dump the contents of the waste holding tank into the fixed toilet. If the toilet is a flush toilet, flush. If not, simply dump it in. Since the plug hole is located in the corner, dumping is easily accomplished by tilting the tank up, with the open corner at the bottom.
Step 7
Rinse the inside of the waste holding tank thoroughly. If a hose is available, this is the best way to accomplish this. Water from a faucet would work, too. If neither of these options exist, water from a cup would do the trick as well.
Step 8
Replace the freshwater holding tank on top of the waste holding tank and lock the side latches, securing the two tanks together once again.

Article Written By William Jackson

William Jackson has written, reported and edited professionally for more than 10 years. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, high-level government reports, books and online. He holds a master's degree in humanities from Pennsylvania State University.

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