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How Many Portable Toilets Do I Need at My Event?

Posted by ADB Septic on July 25, 2019

Outdoor events are a wonderful warm weather activity, allowing guests to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while they celebrate. However, outdoor events pose a problem when considering restrooms. Portable toilets are typically the solution to this problem, as they can provide easy access to restrooms no matter the location. When planning an event, it can be difficult to know how many portable toilets you’ll need to properly accommodate your guests. While your rental company can certainly help you decide on the right number, here are some of the top factors that will impact the number of portable toilets you’ll need at your event.portable toilets

Number of Guests

The single most important factor that will help you determine the number of portable toilets you’ll need is the number of guests you are expecting. A good rough estimate is that you’ll need at least one portable toilet for every 25 guests you’re expecting. Although this number can give you a good baseline, there are other factors that can make this number higher.

Food and Beverage

If you’re serving food and beverages at your event, you will need more portable toilets than an event without food. Food and beverage increases the usage of restrooms. For this reason, your event needs enough units to comfortably accommodate your guests. If you will have multiple food and beverage areas at your event, it’s important to have enough units that guests who are eating or drinking are never far from a restroom.


Serving alcohol greatly alters the amount of portable toilets you will need at your event. Alcohol dramatically increases guests’ need to use the restroom. For this reason, it’s essential to have enough units to accommodate your guests. Renting the right number of units is especially important when alcohol is involved, because failing to have enough units can lead to intoxicated guests relieving themselves in places that they shouldn’t. For this reason, be sure to rent extra units and ensure that guests can easily access a restroom at events with alcohol.

Families and Children

If your event is a family event that is likely to attract a lot of children, it’s essential to increase the amount of portable toilets at your event. Not only do children need the bathroom more frequently, but typically when they need to use the bathroom it’s immediate. For this reason, it’s essential to have a multitude of restaurants posted all around your event to ensure that children and families are never far from a restroom.

Location Layout

Another important factor when considering the number of portable toilets at your event that is often overlooked is the layout of your location. If your event space covers a large area, you will need more portable toilets than the estimate related to your number of guests. For a safe and comfortable event, it’s essential to ensure easy access to restrooms no matter where your guests are, so a large location means you’ll need more portable toilets to cover the area. When renting portable toilets, be sure to inform your rental company about your location layout to help them recommend the correct amount of portable toilets.


ADB Septic |  Portable Toilet Rentals in CT

ADB Construction & Septic is pleased to offer Portable toilet rentals. We service the entire state of Connecticut, offing a full menu of portable toilet options.   Whether you’re a contractor with a long term job site, or hosting an event that requires temporary bathroom facilities we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on clean units you will be happy to use. Customer service isn’t just a priority but a commitment. We offer convenient cleaning schedules to work around your schedule. Call us today and discover what sets us apart.

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