One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A toilet that is not connected to a sewage system but has a compartment in which waste is treated with chemicals for temporary storage.‘the chemical toilet had been emptied and cleaned’
- ‘Rows of chemical toilets line the streets, serving approximately five households each.’
- ‘Its odour eliminator is so powerful that it is used in the chemical toilets at Glastonbury Festival.’
- ‘The public toilets have been cleaned up and three chemical toilets have been placed in the park.’
- ‘The small shower in his own bathroom and the chemical toilet sufficed for pressing hygienic needs.’
- ‘They don't yet have the lavatory connected and are using a chemical toilet.’
- ‘It was only about 20 years ago when the first sewers were put in the village; before then the village was serviced by chemical toilets.’
- ‘Its outside chemical toilet was blown away in gales in January.’
- ‘In those days it was a fifteen hour ride, with only one chemical toilet at the back.’
- ‘The tourism department now insists on all boats having chemical toilets, which need be cleaned once every few months.’
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