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So You Want To Take a Good Honey Bucket Selfie

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With the summer just getting started, it’s time to charge up your smartphone and take the super creative selfie that just might be a winner in our 2018 Honey Bucket Selfie Contest. The winner has a choice of either owning a brand new Honey Bucket Portable Restroom of their very own or taking home $1,000, so the selfie has to be top notch and very unique.

Here are some pointers on taking a good Honey Bucket Selfie:

  • Use the Hashtag – No matter how creative you get with your selfie, the most import thing to remember is that you’ll need to include #HoneyBucketSelfie in the caption when you share it on social media. Without it, your entry will not be officially entered.
  • Outside, Not Inside – Make sure your selfie is taken outside of the Honey Bucket. No matter how amazing your photo is, if it’s taken inside the portable restroom, it will be disqualified.
  • selfie3Group Selfies – Individual selfies are great, but why not mix it up and get a group together to join in on the selfie fun? Make a #HoneyBucketSelfie masterpiece with your friends.
  • Find Your Angle – Try a few different angles and poses. You never know which one will look the best until you try a few out.
  • Go Pro – Sure, anyone can take one or two selfies over the course of the summer, but if you really want to go above and beyond, snap away and share your selfies with us all summer long. There is no limit to how many times you can enter!
  • Consider the Composition – Once you have people and props in place, make sure that your photo is balanced and taken from the most unusual perspective.
    Pro tip: Most smart phone cameras have grid lines that you can turn on. Use the grid to balance your composition.
  • Do Several Takes – Try more than one pose using different groups of people and new props so you have several to choose from.
  • Classic Selfie Face – Try one shot using the expression that strikes the right balance between a smirk and a duck face – that’s classic!
  • selfie4Don’t Take It Too Seriously – Get goofy. Be creative. And enjoy the selfie photo shoot!
  • Prepare for Your Win – Unfortunately, we’re only choosing one winner per month this summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning out where you’d put your new Honey Bucket if you win. It never hurts to dream big, right?

Taking a great photo and forgetting to share it would equal an epic fail. Share your Honey Bucket selfie on social media using #HoneyBucketSelfie or enter here. This year, there will be 4 Grand Prize Winners with random drawings in July, August, and September so you need to get your selfie up as soon as possible. The final deadline is September 3, 2018 with the winner of the selfie receiving the most votes announced on September 15. At Honey Bucket, we know how to have fun while getting the job done – we hope you do too. Can’t wait to see your Honey Bucket Selfie!

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Upgrade to Comfort-Plus Portable Restrooms for your Father’s Day and Graduation Events

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As you plan your Father’s Day and Graduation celebrations, it is important to consider the comfort of your guests in every way – particularly, if your parties are outdoors. While some hosts and hostesses select the standard, outdoor portable restroom to save on clean up and provide easy access, many now upgrade to Honey Bucket’s new Comfort-Plus portable restrooms due to their extra level of comfort, cleanliness, and reasonable pricing.

comfort2Our Comfort-Plus restrooms are different from standard models in that they are manufactured with Sanafor, an antimicrobial technology that reduces bacteria levels by 99.9999 percent. The material actually controls the growth of all microorganisms on the restroom’s plastic surfaces, providing long-lasting protection against bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew), and algae that can cause odor and stains.

comfort3Each safe and environmentally-friendly Comfort-Plus restroom also has a solar-powered, internal night light that is especially convenient for evening and night events.

Other Comfort-Plus features include:

  • Comfort-Plus unit’s ergonomic tank design allows space for legs which is more comfortable for your guests and helps keep users clean
  • Each unit has vent screens built into its panels so vandals cannot remove the unit and insects stay out
  • Comfort-Plus units have urinal drain pipe vents that don’t clog
  • All units have a 3-roll bathroom tissue holder with a shelf

For just a little bit more, your guests can enjoy the advantages of the Comfort-Plus portable restroom.

Honey Bucket is Here for You

From the largest event with hundreds of portable restrooms and on-site attendants to a single unit for a Father’s Day family picnic or a Graduation party, Honey Bucket provides portable restroom services for all types of special events.

We are committed to providing you the best planning assistance, equipment, and service. Our experienced staff will help you determine how many Comfort-Plus Restrooms you will need for your event as well as the best spot to place them. We work hard to ensure all attendees at your event will have a pleasant experience when they use our restrooms.

We pride ourselves on fast and efficient service that meets all your needs. We have a variety of products and services available and a friendly staff to help you each step of the way and making sure everything is what you need, want and expect. You can easily request a quote online or call us at 800-444-2371 for more information and to speak to a Special Events representative.

What Kind of Porta Potty Do I Need for My Wedding?

brideYour wedding is going to be exactly as you have imagined…You have found the ideal, rustic location. The only problem is…the location doesn’t come with bathrooms. Although portable restroom rentals may not be on the top of your list, they are an important piece that can really make a huge difference in the comfort level for you and your guests.

Fortunately, you can rent luxury portable restrooms to serve your guests’ needs throughout your wedding and reception. Honey Bucket can deliver several different types of wedding-worthy portable restrooms that are sparkling clean and best-suited for an event as important and memorable as a wedding.

Plenty of Options

honey-bucket3Honey Bucket has a varie ty of options to suit every budget and location. There are individual portable restrooms that have flush units and sinks. There are also luxury restroom trailers that provide an “at home” experience and include running water, ample lighting, climate control, flushing toilets, and plenty of space. But first, here are a few things to consider.

  • Number of Guests. Hopefully, everyone has gotten their RSVPs in and you have a general idea of how many people will be attending your wedding. Honey Bucket’s number one rule is: be sure to have enough bathrooms for your guests. Renting the right number of restrooms is key to having a fantastic wedding instead of one that’s remembered for having really long lines for the bathroom.
  • Time. Think about how long your wedding will last. For shorter weddings, portable restrooms might not be used much. But if your wedding is going to be an all-night party where alcohol will be served, plan on people using the bathrooms frequently.
  • WeddingShelter2Location, location, location. Strategic placement of your portable restrooms is a must. Coordinate with your venue to find a flat surface that is easily accessible by truck and has access to water and power. The portable restrooms should be located in an area that can be readily accessible, but not in full view of guests or the dining area. We always recommend that you make sure the bathrooms are not too far from the festivities and that the path to the restrooms is covered (just in case it rains).
  • IMG_6536Beautify. Regardless of whether you decide on basic porta potties or a luxury restroom trailer, do not leave them without some special wedding decor. Cover the front and sides of the luxury portable restroom trailer with tall trees or shrubs to camouflage the exterior. Add meaningful details such as flowers, toiletry baskets, pretty soaps, and candles to the interiors. Have fun with it. Adding a few nice details inside the porta potty can add that touch of elegance that your guests will not soon forget.

Our wide range of options can fit every wedding location and budget. Feeling overwhelmed with planning your special event? No need to fret.

Say YES to Honey Bucket’s professional special events experts, call them today at 800-444-2371. They will help you determine what options best suit your needs and will have you and your wedding guests living happily ever after. Let Honey Bucket make your special day spectacular!

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Where To Go After You Go For the Gold

special events port a pottyThe 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are almost over, and it may have gotten you a little curious about what goes on behind the scenes. How much planning actually goes in to portable restrooms for an event with so many people attending? In 2002 we were given the task of providing enough restrooms, sinks, and trailer units to accommodate thousands of spectators for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah. For all sizes of events, big and small, we’ve developed a recipe for success: experienced personnel, state of the art equipment, entrepreneurial spirit, and respect and dedication for the success of the team. Here’s how we put all of those things into action to make the portable restroom setup for the 2002 Winter Olympics a great experience for all.

Experienced Personnel

portable restroom rentalsFor the 2002 Winter Olympics, Honey Bucket teamed up with four other portable sanitation companies to form A Company 02, LLC. By combining resources, we were able to assemble a “super group” of experienced professionals who were able to tackle this massive event. Unlike the warm, humid conditions at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, our team faced the challenge of preventing our portable sanitation units from freezing in avearage temperatures as low as 25°F. Planning for the Winter Olympics began in spring of 2001 and by mid-year, Ron Inman, VP of Honey Bucket became Project Manager for A Company 02. At that point we were organizing and gathering equipment and crew members. Overall, we had 2,600 portable toilets and 82 team members on board for the event.

State of the Art Equipment

sporting event restroomsAll of the units for the event were purchased and shipped to Utah, and then began the process of assembling each portable toilet by hand. Once we had all the units built, they were loaded onto custom built double-wide trailers to be delivered to each of the event sites. At the peak of the 2002 Winter Olympics, we had approximately 25 pump trucks and 42 other vehicles, a lot of which were brand new, dedicated for use during the event. Our crews worked around the clock and through the night to do an average of 1,650 services per day. That amounted to about 30,000 services and 1,700,000 gallons of waste water during the Olympic Games.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

portapotty rentalsThere were quite a few challenges that our team had to face in order to make this event a success. A lot of ingenuity and critical thinking was needed to jump these hurdles. Ron and the other team managers applied their skills and experience as entrepreneurs to do just that. There was a lot involved with placement of the portable sanitation. Since there were 13 venues for the Winter Olympics, all the units had to be strategically placed based on each location. Once the portable toilets were placed, the next challenge was making sure that all the units could be serviced. outdoor porta potty rentalsSome of the areas were too steep and slippery for our standard pump trucks so we instead put a tank on an all-terrain tracked vehicle to more easily access our units on the steep slopes. We also rigged up a system that utilized a central pump inside one of the portable toilets up on the hill and used a series of hoses, which allowed us to pump waste back down the hill to the pump truck at the bottom. Every site is a little different and presented unique challenges. That’s where proper planning and the entrepreneurial spirit really comes into play.

Respect and Dedication

Our team’s success was the main priority and a major key to having a successful event. Each of the five businesses that made up A Company 02, LLC contributed their equipment and services as equally as possible to ensure we had everything we needed for the event. Our command team was a 24 hour operation with managers from each company supervising and controlling any and all issues that could possibly occur at any given moment. Also, because the 2002 Winter Olympic Games began just months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, everyone involved with the event was on high alert. We were all given special clearance passes as security was very tight, and we were subject to random searches. Our team worked closely with officials and we showed we could operate with efficiency even under the pressure of this high profile atmosphere.

At first glance, a portable toilet might seem like a common occurrence, but it really goes way beyond just putting a plastic unit at an event. We plan out and organize each area where portable toilets are to be placed, we assemble our team and equipment to properly service the restrooms on a consistent schedule, and do everything we can to exceed your expectations. Experienced personnel, state of the art equipment, entrepreneurial spirit, and respect and dedication for the success of the team really is how we are able to take on a large scale project like providing portable sanitation for thousands of people for weeks at a time and be successful with it.

What guidelines are there for the winter season?

Portable restroom in  snowRegardless of the weather, people still need to use the restroom. There are many people who enjoy the cold and having a porta potty can be especially useful during winter construction, winter sports, and even camping in the winter weather. Honey Bucket is here all year long to help so as the winter season rapidly approaches, these quick and easy tips can help keep your portable restroom a little more bearable during these chilly winter months.

Location, Location, Location. When it comes to placing your portable restroom in the right spot there are a few important factors to consider. Portable restrooms should be easily accessible, preferably close to a road or paved area. Be sure to salt around the restroom to prevent accidents and to help keep the restroom from freezing to the ground. Keep them away from areas that may be plowed in and away from muddy areas where service vehicles may get stuck. Our Honey Bucket professionals recommend placing the portable restroom in a spot clear of snowdrifts so the unit avoids damage and remains serviceable.

A Little Extra TLC. The winter months often require more frequent servicing, especially during extra-cold weather. A tank is not near as likely to freeze if it’s properly serviced. Weekly service will ensure winterization procedures are effectively maintained and the restroom itself will be cleaner. With a little TLC your portable restroom will continue to provide construction workers and/or event patrons with a convenient and worry-free restroom no matter the season.

Everybody Loves the Sunshine. If your jobsite has a large garage or an enclosed shelter nearby, you may want to consider bringing your restroom indoors (keeping in mind the restrooms venting). If not, placing your portable restroom in a sunny spot may be the next best thing. It’s amazing what a little solar warming can do. When an indoor location is not available, the sunshine can warm the outer walls of your restroom, which can radiate heat inside of the restroom unit.

Keep It From Blowin’ In The Wind. Winter wind chills can be downright paralyzing. To combat this, Honey Bucket recommends placing your restroom on the side of a building, fence, wall, or other structure to help act as a barrier and shield the unit from bitter winds. Be mindful that strong winds can easily blow portable restrooms over – creating an unexpected and messy dilemma for both you and your guests.

Room for Space. Our luxury restroom trailers are very spacious – allowing guests of all sizes to use them. This is great during the winter months when everyone is wearing extra winter gear like bulky sweatshirts, jackets, vests, and scarves. Your guests will be able to use these spacious luxury restrooms and appreciate the extra space to do so comfortably.

At Honey Bucket, our employees work hard year-round to ensure a positive experience for all of our customers. Our customer service professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about portable restroom rentals or cold weather operation. Please contact us at (800) 444-2371 or online here. Honey Bucket wishes you a safe winter and hopes you stay warm!