Upcycling WC facilities

For over 45 years, we have made a major contribution to clean sanitation in public spaces in Germany. City WC systems play a significant role here. Because of changing regulations in towns or simply because of the age and condition of public toilet facilities, towns and communities often request the removal of existing toilet systems. We often take these toilet systems back and, depending on the model, they often take the form of ready-made cubicles. These are then refurbished to customer requirements, fitted with new technology and resold.

The recycling rate is around 95%. We call this sustainable business.

The aim is to restore old systems and resell them, in order to be sustainable at a product level. 

HERING systainability

As well as product-related environmental protection, there are also significant benefits to production and operations. Specifically, these are the ways we go about our work, the energy supply to our offices, production sites and our company vehicles, and, of course, how we deal with the waste from the production processes, which we attempt to recycle if at all possible.

Thinking about sustainability

  • Removal and refurbishment of old City WCs
  • Recycling rate: 95%

Public toilet facilities from HERING: Projects

CWC toilet facility: Official opening in Munich
Two WC facilities for e-charging parks in Haiger and Chemnitz
Düsseldorf 45 project – ‘Toilets for everyone’ opened
Perfect protection from graffiti with protect & clean®

Over 45 years of expertise

HERING Sanikonzept

From planning and construction through financing to maintenance, cleaning and repairs. HERING Sanikonzept has over 45 years of expertise and has already built more than 7000 toilet systems. We currently operate 1500 systems with a range of service modules. Our company employs more than 130 people, split between our head office in Burbach and service support points all over Germany.

Sustainable WC facilities

From planning to upcycling

Our WC facilities are characterised above all by the fact that they last up to 45 years. Such durability is achieved through the use of concrete for load-bearing structures; concrete allows service lives to be extended by up to three times over other building materials. We also score sustainability points when it comes to running the WC facilities: Detergents that are 100% biodegradable, the reduction of plastic waste by up to 70% thanks to the use of detergent concentrates as well as special coatings, such as our ‘easy-to-clean coating’, to name but a few of our innovations.


The HERING Group is an EMAS-certified company and attaches great importance to ecological construction methods and services as well as the appropriate use of materials. HERING Sanikonzept GmbH convinces with its concept for WC upcycling in the field of public conveniences: The company takes back and refurbishes old, outdated public WC facilities as prefabricated cells. Its self-sufficient toilets for low user frequencies also convince with their ecological features as they are operated without electricity, water and waste water connections.

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