Category Archives: Environmentally Friendly

Summer Event Rentals

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Every summer, there are plenty of outdoor events that draw crowds of people. No matter what type of event, having the right restroom facilities is crucial to the event’s success. Clearly, portable restrooms are the answer. Quality outdoor portable restrooms offer convenience and comfort, are sanitary, and have a highly presentable appearance that is appropriate for the full range of summer events that are commonly planned across Washington, Oregon, California and Utah. Here are some examples of locations and types of events that we can provide portable restroom rentals for.

Festivals

Festivals are more popular than ever and are often themed around various types of art and music. Many festivals last more than one day and attendees will often camp at the site of the festival, so it is especially important to make sure that there are enough quality portable restrooms placed throughout the area where the festival is taking place. Our event coordinators can help you determine how many restrooms you will need for your festival based on the duration of the event, number of attendees, and other information.

Picnic and BBQ Sites

summer2There will be plenty of BBQs, picnics and birthday parties scheduled at area parks throughout the summer. This adds significant numbers of people who require restroom facilities so public officials often rent portable restrooms to augment their facilities for the summer season.

Marinas

Summer means more time on the water for many boaters who use marina restroom facilities. Some boat owners also host events on their boats that are docked at marinas. Adding portable restrooms to accommodate those who use the marina will ensure that there are enough sanitary facilities for all.

Concert Venues

Outdoor music concerts are very popular over the summer so it’s essential that there are enough restrooms to accommodate the crowds that these typically attract.

Hiking Trails

Placing portable restrooms at park trailheads is not only helpful for those visiting the park, it is also a way to keep the trails and the park, in general, more sanitary. It helps prevent destruction of paths and native plants in the area as well.

Sporting Events

Baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and plenty of other sporting events draw summer crowds to outdoor venues on a regular basis. Having portable restrooms on site will keep your guests happy.

Campsites

Campsites experience high traffic over the summer and portable restrooms answer the need for augmented facilities during this time.

Carnivals and Fairs

Many of these events are specifically scheduled during the summertime because the weather is conducive to their success and people have more time to attend them since school is out. Nearly all of these events require a significant number of strategically placed restrooms for the comfort of their attendees.

Block Parties

summer3These neighborhood celebrations can grow quite large in some areas, especially when taking place on holidays like the 4th of July, so adding portable restrooms throughout the event space cuts down on bathroom traffic in nearby residences.

Planning summer events can take months of preparation but Honey Bucket will make the rental of portable restrooms, handwashing stations, temporary fencing and anything else you may need for your event quick and easy. We can explain the different options available and help you make the best choices for your event so that your attendees are as comfortable as possible. Call our experienced team at (800) 444-2371 today to arrange for your summer event rentals!

Feeling Blue: What is That Blue Liquid in a Porta Potty Anyway?

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According to the Portable Sanitation Association International, portable restrooms save around 125 million gallons of fresh water every day. This is because you do not have to flush the restroom every time it is used. However, since the waste is not being flushed away, portable restroom providers need to take a proactive approach to managing potentially unpleasant smells.

flushing a closestool with blue waterIf you have ever dared to peek inside a portable restroom you may have noticed a blue liquid in the bottom of the tank. What is that blue liquid in a porta potty?

It actually has a very specific purpose. Since a working septic or sewer system is not always available, portable toilets have to find some other way to make foul-smelling waste tolerable for a somewhat prolonged amount of time. The blue liquid you find in the bottom of a portable toilet is a really, really powerful deodorizer with disinfectant properties meant to help combat the smells that are produced in a portable restroom. Portable restroom providers add that blue liquid to keep the restrooms smelling fresh over time.

porta-pottiesIn the past, formaldehyde was the deodorizer of choice. While formaldehyde-based deodorizers are still used in some circumstances, they have largely given way to more biodegradable and environmentally friendly formulas. The “greener” approach is to introduce beneficial enzymes and microbes that feed on odor-causing bacteria. There are even some biological additives that can speed up the decomposition of organic matter, including toilet paper, which means that tanks do not need to be emptied as often.

Be sure to say thank you to the underrated blue liquid that is hard at work to make your restroom experience as pleasant and environmentally friendly as possible. If you are interested in learning more about that not so mysterious blue liquid or anything else related to portable toilets and how to rent them for your next construction site or event, contact your Honey Bucket professional today at 800-444-2371.