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MAT is a social business that uses sensor technology and an online platform to increase access to safe and efficient sanitation services in the urban slums, currently working in Kenya.

We achieve this by installing low frequency water level sensors in pit latrines.

Data from the sensor is relayed onto a platform that automatically schedules waste collection.

Pit owners can check the status of their latrines, make purchases for the sanitary needs and also interact on our community feature on the platform.


Stage 1

Sensors continuously measure and send the fill levels of the latrines

Stage 2

Platform receives fill levels and automatically schedules collection when 90% full

Stage 3

Details are sent to available pit emptying groups/exhauster trucks

Stage 4

Waste is then safely collected and transported for processing

Stage 5

Waste is received by recycling plants and converted to bio char/fertiliser for sale


Pit owners are able to access the details (fill level, temperature) of their latrines on our platform.

With our community feature, pit owners are able to interact and share ideas as well as alert MAT to their sanitation concerns promptly.

The platform also connects pit owners to online shops to be able to purchase items for their toilets/latrines like cleaning products, hand wash bowls and even sanitary pads.

We set up trained pit emptying groups equiped with the latest technology to safely collect and transport waste in areas with no road access




 Mobile Alert Toilets funding and support has been generously provided by the following:


Toilets For All logo
Young Water Solutions logo
CEWAS logo