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When it comes to catering for events, portable toilets are a regular fixture. They’re often an afterthought, but you shouldn’t neglect them! Portable toilets can make or break your event. Here are some tips that will help you find the right portable toilet for your next event, as well as some considerations to keep in mind when renting them:

  • What kind of venue do you have?
  • What is the size of your event?
  • How many guests are expected at your event?
  • Is potty training involved?
  • Will there be food available at the event?
  • Is the weather going to be hot or cold?
  • How much is budget for hire fees?

What To Consider When Choosing A Portable Toilet

The first thing to do is figure out what you need your portable toilets for. You should consider the size of the venue, how many guests are expected, and what kind of weather you’ll be dealing with.

If the event will have food, you’ll need a toilet that can accommodate that.

Typically, budget should not be a major concern when renting portable toilets because they are relatively affordable when considering their worth as an amenity at events. However, if you have a particular budget in mind (or any other factor that might make one option more appealing than another), it’s important to know what hire fees cost before settling on a final decision.

Ultimately, there isn’t one “best choice” for every event. If you want the best experience for your guests and don’t want them to complain about where they need go afterwards, choose wisely!

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When it comes to the question of portable toilets, space is key. Portable toilets are heavy and bulky, so you’ll need to determine how much room is available for their set up.

The easiest solution is to rent a portable toilet that will fit into your venue. If you don’t have this kind of space, you may want to consider renting a larger portable toilet and placing it in a nearby parking lot or other area that can accommodate it.

Number of Guests

The number of guests at your event will help determine the size of toilet you’ll need. Most portable toilets have a minimum capacity of 100 people and a maximum capacity of 600 people. If you have 500 guests, for example, your best bet is renting two to three toilets with a maximum capacity of 600 people.

Where will the toilet go?

This may seem like an unimportant point, but it’s actually very important! You want to make sure that the toilet location is easily accessible by guests without causing congestion. If space is tight, you may need to rent some plastic toilets instead of traditional trailer mounted ones.

What kind of venue do you have?

If you have a lot of space at your event venue, then you can use this space to put up more traditional portable toilets and put less emphasis on plastic toilets. But if there isn’t much space available, then it’s best to use plastic event toilets more liberally in order to save space on other things like tables or chairs.

How much budget do we have?

Some events are more expensive than others and this affects your budget for hire fees! Keep in mind that prices vary from company to company depending on the size (in terms of people) and type (trailer vs plastic) a portable toilet provider offers.

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Weather Conditions

Weather can affect your decision about which portable toilet to rent. If you live in a cold area, you might want to opt for an electrical heated porta potty. And if you’re in a hot area, think about getting a solar-powered porta potty or investing in some other cooling method.


The cost of renting portable toilets will depend on the type of event and the location. If you’re not sure what to expect, have a chat with your caterer or venue manager. They can give you an idea of how many bathrooms you’ll need for your event and how much they charge.

Finding The Right Portable Toilet For Your Event

There are a few factors you need to consider when renting a portable toilet for your event. The first is what kind of venue you have. If you’re having the event outside, you’ll want to rent an outdoor toilet that can handle all kinds of weather. If you’re using this toilet indoors, make sure it has enough power and water to sustain itself without an external hookup.

After finding out what type of venue you’re using, then it’s time to look at the size of your event. This will help you determine how many toilets you need for the number of guests expected at your event.

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Refresher Course On The Types of Portable Toilets Available to Rent

Renting portable toilets will be your best bet if you have more than 200 guests. If you’re expecting less than that, we recommend using the in-house restrooms.

The most common type of portable toilet is a chemical toilet, which is made from a standard tank and bowl. They can be flushed with water or by adding chemicals to the tank. The only downside to this type of toilet is that it needs to be pumped out after each use, which can lead to problems when there are long lines for the restroom facilities.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of pumping out chemical toilets every time they’re used, then you should consider renting vacuum toilets . These toilets are popular because they don’t need as much pumping and are environmentally friendly.

Some people also prefer having hand sanitizer near a portable toilet so they can get rid of germs before they return to their event. Portable sinks can come in handy for this purpose, but some rental providers might not offer them as an option.

Chemical-based portable toilet rental

The most common type of portable toilet is a chemical-based one. These are the cheapest to use, but they also have the highest maintenance costs. The chemicals in these toilets break down solid waste into liquid form and remove odors with a masking agent. This is effective for events with fewer than 600 guests because it’s very difficult for the toilets to keep up when more people are using them. When you rent these types of portable toilets, you’ll need to purchase the chemicals that are used to dissolve fecal matter from the toilet bowl and cover up any odor.

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Flushable portable toilet rental

The first thing you need to decide is whether or not you want a flushable portable toilet rental or a plastic toilet rental.

A flushable portable toilet rental is more expensive than a disposable toilet, but it will be worth it if you have high demand for the facility and need to get rid of waste as quickly as possible. A disposable toilet means less mess, but there will be more congestion and backups in the restrooms.

If your guests are going to use the bathroom for an extended period of time, a plastic toilet would do better. If your guests only need to use the bathroom for five minutes and you want them in and out as quickly as possible, then a flushable portable toilets would work best.


Hopefully you now have a better understanding of what to look for when selecting the right portable toilet for your event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We would love to be a part of your event planning!