There are many authorised dump points around Australia
which should be used if possible. Dump points are provided on caravan routes in the Northern Territory
, South Australia
, New South Wales
, Western Australia
There are also certain rules and etiquettes governing the use of dump points and waste disposal. If you do not have access to such a point or toilet waste disposal facility then you can bury it completely and at a distance of more than 100 metres from a water body and 1 Km away from camp sites, national parks, reserves
or populated places
At a public dump site or a toilet facility that has a provision for dumping wastes from portable toilets, make sure you clean the dump seals and nozzles with water so that the next user does not have to clean up after you. Also, keep in mind not to use this water specifically meant for cleaning to fill your water tank
or for drinking water purposes. It is advisable to take care to wash and clean the portable toilet and your hands after emptying the waste into a dump point.
Points to keep in mind are that urine should not go into the waste container of portable folding camping toilets unless using in conjuntion with gelling agents. Also avoid dumping sanitary napkins or cardboard in the waste collection unit of any portable toilets.
It is advisable to have gloves, a hose and bio-degradable disinfectant handy when emptying and cleaning your portable toilet or porta pottie, however do not dispose of gloves or cleaning cloths by throwing into the dump point, as these will cause clogging.