Portable toilets are a major part for any outdoor event. Whether it’s a trade show or an outdoor wedding reception, your event is never complete without the portable potties.
You will find them for rent with prices ranging from $50-$175 for one day. The deluxe options are slightly costlier and will come at around $200. Are you too planning to rent portable toilets for your upcoming outdoor event? Well the post below offers the top tips to remember while renting portable toilets.
Know the numbers
First decide on the number of units you will require for your event. The primary thing to consider here is the number of guests. The last thing you want is lengthy disgruntled queues before an insufficient number of units. The other thing you will have to keep in mind is the offerings or theme of the event. For example if it’s an outdoor party with great food & alcohol, you will definitely require a large number of units.
Your renting facility may suggest you on the ideal number of portable toilets to be rented based on your number of guests. The rule of thumb is one toilet per 15-20 guests. But then as mentioned in the above paragraph, you will need 2 additional units for the same number of guests if your event serves alcohol.
Check the amenities
Make sure your chosen rented portable toilets are at least backed by these basic facilities:
• a sanitizer dispenser
• tissue paper
• a holding tank
• a door lock with “Open” and “In Use” indicators
• a seat cover
If you will be serving food & drinks, your portable toilets should come with attached hand-washing basins.
If it’s going to be a high-scale outdoor event with VIP attendees, go for deluxe toilets.
If you are going to have elderly attendees in your event, make sure your toilets (at least some of them) allow wheelchair access.
Book in advance
The renting rates could be higher if your event falls during peak season or holiday times. In fact you may be forced to pay double the regular price in such a case. To save yourself from staggering charges, it’s better to book the portable units in advance. Early booking can offer you some handy discounts.
Mind the location of the portable toilet renting company
Though often ignored yet it’s one of the smartest ways to offset unnecessarily high rental charges. If the portable toilet renting center is located at a far-off location from your event facility, you will have to pay a hefty amount for the transportation charge. Thus the wiser thing would be to look for a portable toilet renting facility closer to the event ground. It will help you save on transportation cost and will also reduce the overall rental charge.
The portable toilets should be stationed in easily accessible areas on your event ground. Get proper signage to make the area easily visible. You should also make sure that a staff member cleans up the toilets after every 2 hours to ensure a sanitized and hygienic environment around.