5 Important Factors To Keep In Mind When Renting Portable Toilets For An Event

Posted on: 1 March 2017

Are you planning an event and will need to rent portable toilets? If so, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your event goes smoothly and is a positive experience for guests. 

Type of Toilets

You may be under the impression that single unit portable toilets are the only option available. However, there are luxury portable restrooms that have multiple stalls. These options also can be set up with running water, lights, and other conveniences for guests. Some units may be solar powered or powered by generators. You can base your decision regarding single units or luxury units based on the type of event you are hosting. For example, single units might be a better fit for non-formal events, and luxury units might be better for outdoor weddings or receptions.

Number of Toilets

Ensure you take into consideration the anticipated number of attendees. This will ensure that you have enough portable toilets available to accommodate guests. Keep in mind that if you plan to serve food and beverages, attendees may need to use the restroom more frequently. A portable toilet provider is a good resource to use to determine an appropriate number of toilets based on the estimated number of attendees and other factors.

Special Accommodations

Some of the people attending your event may need to have special accommodations. For example, having handicap accessible units will aid in ensuring that individuals with mobility issues have easy access to the restroom. If you are hosting a family-friendly event, consider having toilet stations that have baby changing stations. 

Set-Up Location

You need to set up your portable toilet rental in an area of the event that is appropriate. Some people choose to set theirs up on the perimeter of their events, which ensures that the units do not make navigating the event difficult. This can also aid in the more discreet use of the toilets. Sometimes portable toilets can get smelly due to frequent or extended use throughout an event. For this reason, you may want to consider setting your units up in a location away from areas where food is being served. 

Use Factors

There are a number of factors that can affect the frequency of usage during your event. Events held in hot temperatures might result in more people consuming water to stay hydrated This means that they might have to use the restroom more often. The consumption of alcoholic beverages may also impact how often guests use the restroom. The length of time the event will last should also be considered. All of these factors may impact whether or not you need to get extra toilets.