5 Things To Consider When Renting Portable Toilets

If you're planning an upcoming event that is outdoors, one thing you may not have put much thought into is the bathroom situation. All of the attendees will need a place to relieve themselves, which will require renting portable toilets. Here are some things to consider when deciding on what you need to order.

How Many People Are Attending

The first things to consider are how many people will be attending your event and if it is the type of event where people stay a long time or only pass by. If you have guests that you will be entertaining for several hours, you'll need to have a higher quantity of portable toilets on hand to accommodate their needs. Meanwhile, an event that sees a lot of foot traffic but not too much lingering may only require one portable toilet for people working at the event. 

If You're Serving Food

Having guests that are going to be consuming food and beverages is going to lead to more bathroom use during the event. You may even want to consider a handwashing station to make it easier for people to just wash their hands without necessarily using a portable toilet to do so.

If It's Hot Outside

You may not think that the outdoor temperature has anything to do with portable toilet use, but it plays a huge factor. Hot outdoor temperatures are going to result in people trying to stay hydrated by drinking more water. This is going to cause more bathroom use as a result and require more portable toilets at your event. Meanwhile, a cold outdoor event will have the opposite effect, with less water consumption and less bathroom use. 

Where To Place The Portable Toilets

You'll need to decide where the portable toilets will be located and if they will be spread across multiple locations. You need a surface that is flat and solid for the toilets to rest on, which ideally means a paved area. 

If You Need Portable Toilets For Special Needs

For large events, you'll want to have some portable toilets to accommodate those people that have special needs. For example, there are larger, more accessible portable toilets that work well for people in wheelchairs. There are also portable toilets that have baby changing stations for those mothers with kids who are still in diapers. 

With these things in mind, talk to a local company that rents portable toilets in your area for more information. They can recommend the right number of portable toilets for your event.