Renting portable toilets is very common; many times, outside events such as street fairs and gatherings don't have any other toilet options. When you are working with a company to rent toilets for your event, there are some things that you should ask about and services you can expect from the company providing the toilets.
Delivery and Pickup
When you rent portable toilets, the company that owns them will most likely deliver them to your location. The units are brought in and then filled with the liquid and paper that is required for people to use them. They should be clean and fresh when they are put in place, and the company will work with you to position them in the best spot for them to be accessible but out of the way at the same time.
If your event has a food area, the toilets should not be near it. Even though it may seem convenient, health codes will often dictate that there be a specific amount of distance between the units and food vendors.
Once the event is over, the rental company will come and pick up the toilets for you. They often clean them first and remove them from the site on a flatbed truck. The location of the event may require immediate removal of the toilets after the event ends, so be sure to let the rental company know this.
Service and Cleaning
For events that are going to last more than a day or two, servicing the portable toilets may be necessary. An event in the middle of the summer with toilets that are sitting in the sun can present an issue. After a few days, the odor coming from them is going to make people not want to use them.
It is important that the company come and empty the toilets as well as clean them every couple of days so that guests are not put off by them. If the company does not service them well, the condition of the toilets can reflect poorly on the event, and people remember things like poorly kept restrooms and portables.
Plenty of Toilets for Visitors
When working with a company to rent portable toilets for your event, make sure that the company can provide the number of units you need. If there are not enough toilets available, guests will have to wait in line to use the bathroom, and the units will be harder to maintain. The company you are working with should be able to provide the quantity of unit you need.