Head to Head Mini Guide: Laveo by Dry Flush vs. OGO Compost Toilet

Welcome to ShopTinyHouses' Head-to-Head Mini Guide series where we pit two respected toilet brands against one another and compare their pros and cons to help you make a better decision.

Today, we're looking at the well-known Laveo by Dry Flush and a recent, but impressive newcomer, the OGO Compost Toilet.

These two share a number of functional similarities with a few key differences between them. Two big similarities? Their compact size and people really like the Laveo and OGO. Because the OGO is so new, we're often asked "Which one is better?"... but that's the wrong question. Both options have their strengths and weaknesses, and only one will likely meet your specific needs.

Links to learn even more are at the end of this guide. Click here to go back to the full Head to Head comparison guide list.

Both toilets are ready in the ring (bowl?), so ding that bell and let's get to it.

The Similarities:

  • Both toilets are completely waterless.
  • Both are compact, lightweight, with normal sized toilet seats.
  • Both toilets are manufactured in the USA.
  • Both will work in dozens of locations and applications: tiny homes, cabins, off-grid installs, boats, rvs, campers, vans, workshops, basements, garages, and more.

Dry Flush At A Glance

The Laveo by Dry Flush is a fully self-contained waterless "dry flush" toilet. It has a patented sealing technology to keep waste contained and odor-free, making it safer and cleaner than traditional waste disposal methods.

With no tanks or chemicals to worry about, the Dry Flush is also incredibly easy to install and maintain, making it the perfect choice for busy travelers who want to spend more time exploring and less time managing waste.

OGO At A Glance

Launched in 2021, the OGO Compost Toilet is the most compact, fully self-contained composting toilet available today. The urine-diverting system keeps liquids and solids separate to eliminate smell and make emptying a snap.

Unlike other composting toilets, OGO ingeniously has a small 12V motor to start the compost agitation process. A simple button push is all it takes - no more hand cranking!

Biggest Pros

Dry Flush: Easy (install, use, & empty)
Simply the easiest toilet to install and to use. It arrives to your door ready to use and you flush with a push of a button. Extremely versatile and the most portable "no smell" toilet available.

OGO: Easy (use, compost, empty)
No more hand cranking. After you go, the small internal motor handles the agitation process. It also is incredibly easy to empty and has a urine level indicator light so you know it's time.

Biggest Cons

Dry Flush: Replacement Cartridges
Each cartridge lasts for 15 flushes or up to 25 visits when using the Laveo Pee Powder. The bags are not compostable.

OGO: Capacity & Install
Compared to the Dry Flush, OGO is more work to install (just like other composting toilets). The OGO has a slightly smaller solids bin (but a larger urine bottle) than some other composting toilets. It can hold about 30 uses before emptying. However, emptying OGO is an easier process.

Which is the best? Just tell me!

WHY you should get the Laveo by Dry Flush:

Get the Dry Flush because you need a go-anywhere toilet that is incredibly easy to install, perfect for unlimited applications, completely hygienic with patented anti-smell sealing tech, takes just seconds to empty, and push-button simple to use.

WHY you should get the OGO Compost Toilet:

Get an OGO because you want a self-contained composting toilet with a super easy push-button flush, compact design to fit anywhere (with a normal sized seat!), clever venting to eliminate smells, wide-ranging applications, and you want the simple emptying process despite the slightly smaller holding capacity.