FAQ

Can I rent a porta potty for just one day?

Yes! Our Standard Portable Units are perfect for weekend parties or even a one-day event. Please order at least 2 days prior to your event whenever possible to ensure availability and delivery convenient to your schedule.

Will the portable toilets be clean for my event?

Absolutely! VIP Flushable Portable Restrooms are reserved only for special events and parties, and are not used at construction sites.

How far in advance do I need to order my portable toilet(s) and/or trailer(s)?

To ensure Portable Toilet Rental can provide you with the services you need, we ask that you contact us at least 2 days in advance of your event. For large special events or job sites, a week or more lead-time is encouraged. However, if you require same day delivery, Portable Toilet Rental can accommodate you.

After the portable toilet has been serviced, where does the waste go?

The waste is transported to a local wastewater facility and disposed of according to the regulations and procedures required by the local governing laws.

I’m in a cold part of the country. How do you keep the waste from freezing in the unit?

Anti-freeze is typically mixed in with the deodorizing water that is placed in the tank. It works to keep the water liquid and unfrozen in colder climates. All products used are acceptable to local wastewater facilities.

Am I required to have a portable restroom on my construction site?

Most city ordinances specifically detail the requirements regarding portable sanitation on construction sites. Generally, inspectors require that a portable toilet is ordered and on site before approving the inspection. Additionally, OSHA requires a portable toilet on a construction site, as listed under the Safety and Health Regulations for a Construction Site (1923.51 (c) (1), 1926.51 (c) (3), (I), (ii), (iii), (iv)). For information regarding specific city or country ordinances contact your local Preferred Vendor.

How often will my portable toilet be serviced?

The standard service is once a week so that the units are fully stocked with supplies, cleaned and sanitized. The standard fee includes once a week service. We can provide service more frequently if required.

What happens if my porta potty gets tipped over?

Contact Portable Toilet Rental as soon as possible to report the incident. We will then dispatch a driver to come to the site to clean the unit or provide another unit. We will make the necessary adjustments depending on the situation.

How much does a portable toilet really cut down on my time and expenses on my job site?

By providing a portable restroom on your job site, you can reduce employee downtime by providing a convenient alternative to your employees spending invaluable time searching for a restroom because no close restroom has been provided.

The following chart was developed in a study conducted by the Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI).

The annual cost of 10 minutes of wasted toilet time per employee, per day:

 

Hourly Rate 5 Employees 10 Employees
$7.00 $1,487.50 $2,975.00
$8.00 $1,670.00 $3,400.00
$10.00 $2,125.00 $4,250.00
$13.00 $2,762.50 $5,525.00
$15.00 $3,187.50 $6,375.00

 

Formula: Hourly Rate divided by 60 Minutes Per Hour x 10 Minutes x Number of Employees x 255 Days Per Year.

For more information regarding this study, please contact the Portable Sanitation Association International at 1-800-822-3020.

What are the rules for the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) handicap toilets?

Portable Toilet Rental offers portable wheelchair restrooms that are ADA compliant for use on your construction site or special event. ADA units are large enough and obtain the proper elements to meet the standards that have been outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Specifically, the statute states that for single user portable toilets clustered at a single location, at least 5% but no less than one toilet unit shall be installed at each cluster whenever typical inaccessible units are provided. Accessible units shall also be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility. The exception is that if portable toilet units are used exclusively by construction personnel who do not require the use of an ADA unit, you are not required to comply with this statute. (Federal Register/Vol. 56, No. 144/July 26, 1991/ Rules and Regulations/ 4.1.2 Accessible Site and Exterior Facilities: New Construction).

For a complete set of ADA guidelines relating to portable restrooms, please contact Portable Toilet Rental.

Where can my porta potty be delivered?

PortableToiletRental.co will place your units at your event or job site per your instruction. They will make every reasonable attempt to accommodate your desire for specific placement on the unit. However, we will relocate the unit and notify you if it becomes necessary, so that we may service the unit safely.

How do you counteract the germs and odors inside the toilet?

Portable Toilet Rental has highly trained employees that will not only pump out the holding tank, but will clean the inner bowl of the unit and provide thorough janitorial service inside and out of the unit. They clean and sanitize the portable restrooms at each service, as well as provide a special sanitizing detergent in the water that also acts as a deodorizer to keep the unit smelling pleasant while reducing your exposure to germs.