Silverglades is “off grid” due to various natural landscape designations (AONB, SSSI, Limestone Preservation Order) and that will not change. This means we can not provide flushable toilets.
A portable toilet is provided for users and is maintained by the committee.
Alternatives to using the portable toilet
The nearest traditional WCs are at RSPB Leighton Moss, for the use of cafe users and RSPB members and visitors.
Toilets open daily 9.30am-5pm (9.30am-4.30pm in December and January). They are located on the ground floor of the visitor centre.
Toilet and handgel station
The club has provided anti-virus wipes for cleaning the portable toilet surfaces before and after each use. The wipes are impregnated with a 99.99% effective bactericide and virucide and comply with EN 14476 and EN 1275 standards
Please wipe over all the toilet surfaces, and place the used wipes in one of the plastic bags provided. If possible, use just one wipe before use, and one after. Do not dispose of wipes in the toilet. Please use one of the poly bags in the tent pocket then take the used wipes and bag home with you for proper disposal
The wipes pull out from under the flap in the lid of the container. Please ensure the flap is fully closed after use, otherwise the wipes will dry out.
Toilet paper can be put down the toilet
The handgel and wipes for the toilet are on a wooden frame inside the toilet tent. If desired, you may place this frame outside the tent in a shaded area during your stay at Silverglades but please return the frame to the tent before leaving
See below for further information
Thetford Porta Potti 165 Portable Toilet
Flushing the toilet
(note that fewer than 3 flushes are usually needed, and ordinary toilet paper is OK)
The complete manual has full details, including how to empty and where to obtain spare parts:
Toilet tent assembly
The instructions, printed on nylon, were attached inside the tent bag and are badly creased:
However, these amended instructions for a similar tent (click image to enlarge) are clearer:
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