The toilet employs a waterless technology to break down waste
Gardeners tending to their allotments in Watford can now make use of a "green toilet".
The environmentally friendly convenience has been installed on the Cherry Tree allotments in Watford.
The new toilet is one of a number of improvements being carried out at the allotment by Watford Borough Council for the tenants, who will soon be managing the site for themselves.
Ian Mather, project co-ordinator for Watford Borough Council said:
The gardeners will be able to use the compost on their allotments
"The new toilet's innovative design means it has a very low impact on the environment.
"Made primarily with wood from sustainable forests, the toilet employs a simple waterless technology to break down waste using only heat and air," he explained.
"This odourless process is quite rapid, taking just a few weeks.
"When completed any residues are simply composted as part of a 'hot composting' process, where it is mixed with ordinary green waste."
The gardeners will not only benefit from having the convenience of a toilet available to them.
"The compost will be available to be used by the tenants on their plots if they wish," said the project co-ordinator.