The Excluder surpasses manual emptying by enabling fast, safe, and hygienic fecal sludge removal. The machine uses a unique, rotating head that prevents trash from entering the vacuum source. The result is smooth, trash-free sludge ready to be transported off-site for safe disposal. The Excluder can connect to a portable vacuum unit to service latrines difficult to access. It can also connect to a vacuum truck allowing trucks to empty pits that were previously off limits due to trash.