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4 Things to Think About When Using Portable Toilets for Your Next Event

March 21, 2018

PortaPotty Event Placing

When you are planning your events in Taylor, TX, there are always a number of logistics to think about: food, entertainment, technology, crowd control and in some cases, even the weather.

But hands down, one item that you need at the very top of your event planning list is your guest’s comfort. That means having adequate restroom facilities on site, which may require bringing in portable toilets for events.

Here is a handy checklist to help with your events.

Must Have a Permit

PermitFirst and foremost, you need to ensure that you have the required paperwork and permits for your event and your portable toilets.

There are different rules and regulations around hosting different kinds of events, based on size, location, type of event, activities and whether or not food and/or alcohol is being served.

When it comes to portable toilets, generally speaking, if the event that you are holding is on your own private property (say a wedding or family party) you are not required to have a permit. As soon as you place a portable toilet on public ground (even the street side for a street party), you’ll need to have a permit. Double check before you begin planning.

Allow Visibility and Easy Access

VisibilityPart of guest comfort involves having easy access to restrooms when they require them. It is important to place porta-potties in key locations for your event. They have to be highly visible, or at least have signage to direct guests to their location.

Consider the path that guests will have to take to get to the portable toilets as well. Is it rugged? Is it easily navigable? Can guests with mobility issues access the facilities?

By the same token make sure that you place the portable toilets in a location at your event that will provide them with privacy while they are using the restroom.

Measure Available Space and Make Sure Potties Will Fit

Measure SpaceWhile this point may seem obvious, you’d be surprised at how many people either underestimate the size of the portable toilets they require or overestimate the size of the property they are using.

In order to make sure that they fit, pick portable toilets that fit within the available space. Portable toilets come in various sizes, so you should be able to select one that meets your needs.

Have the measurements handy for your property too, to make a good match.

Account for all People Invited and Make Sure that You Have Enough Porta Potties

Count GuestsNo one likes waiting in line for the restroom, so make sure that you have enough porta potties for your estimated guest numbers. Try to get an idea either through RSVP or ticket sales, depending on the type of event.

Factors influencing how many portable toilets you need include number of guests of course, but also a time of day and whether or not food and/or alcohol is being served.

Don’t underestimate the necessity of having the right number and kind of portable toilets to either make your event succeed or fall short of expectations.