3 results for tag: poopmobile


The New Poopmobile Makes for Happy Microbes!

We now have an improved routine for getting water to our compost site in Port-au-Prince thanks to your outstanding response to our Poopmobile emergency donation drive in May! With the new Poopmobile, our compost team can transport multiple heavy cisterns of our own water several times a week rather than pay for a water truck to visit the compost site once a month. This means we get more water to our compost for less money. We used to spend $200 a month on transporting water to the site, and now we only pay for gas to get there on the Poomobile! How it works: Fortuitously, SOIL has a natural spring that bubbles up in the garden behind our ...

A Day On The Poopmobile!

Hello, dear readers! I’m Shannon, an anthropology major at Reed College and SOIL’s new Social Media and Outreach intern. I have the pleasure of residing above the SOIL office in Port-au-Prince for two months this summer and working with some pretty amazing colleagues on a daily basis. This past Friday I decided to head out with Clotes, the trusty driver of the beloved Poopmobile, and the guys on the drum team to get a feel for SOIL’s on-the-ground operations. We made four site visits throughout the day, picking up full drums from both community and household toilets. We bumped along the Port-au-Prince roads as Clotes creatively maneuvering ...

SOIL's Poopmobile Gets a Paint Job!

Several times a week SOIL driver Clotes Alexandre starts up the large flatbed truck parked outside the front door of the office and rumbles out into the streets of Port-au-Prince. With the help of SOIL's Drum Collection Team, Davidson Ulysses and Herby Sanon, Clotes works his way through urban neighborhoods and tent cities, collecting the 15 gallon drums used in SOIL's ecological toilets and driving them out to a SOIL composting site where the drums are then dumped and cleaned and readied for redistribution on the next trip. Thanks to a donation from the Rattray Kimura Foundation, SOIL recently transformed this truck, aka "The Poopmobile" into a ...