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What To Know Before Renting Portable Toilets

Posted by ADB Septic on October 17, 2019

If you are planning an outdoor event such as a fair or wedding, then chances are you have looked into renting portable toilets. Portable toilets are the go-to restroom solution for outdoor events since they are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than indoor restrooms. However, there are a number of different factors you should consider first before deciding to rent your own portable toilets.

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Workplace Regulations

According to OSHA's 29 CFR 1926.51, lavatories must be available in all places of employment. This means if you are preparing an outdoor workspace, such as a construction site, then you will have to make sure you have portable toilets for your workers. Since OSHA has a list of requirements for non-flushing toilets placed outside, you should check your state and federal workplace regulation laws before renting any toilets. For example, OSHA requires 1 portable toilet be provided for every 20 workers over a 40 hour workweek. However, if you hire 20 or more employees, then you will need to provide them with 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 40 workers. If you have a large project with over 200 employees, then you will need to provide 1 toilet seat and 1 urinal per 50 workers. OSHA standards also require portable toilets to be in sanitary condition, so you will need to be sure you are prepared to regularly clean however many toilets your workplace requires.

What Type of Portable Toilet You Need

Depending on the job site or event you are preparing for, you may require certain features in your portable toilets. You should carefully examine the range of options that are available to ensure you are renting the portable toilet best suited to your needs. For a casual gathering or routine worksite, a standard unit will probably do just fine. However, if you are hosting a formal or more intimate event, then you may want to consider springing for a more spacious VIP unit with a foot pump operated flushable tank and freshwater sink. Some events may require even more specialized amenities depending on their circumstances. For example, if you are preparing for a fair that includes a petting zoo, you should consider renting a separate hand washing station to place near the animals for hygienic purposes.

How Many Portable Toilets You Need

Any decent portable toilet rental company will be able to provide you with an idea of how many portable toilets your event will need based on a variety of different factors. However, you can gauge a rough estimate yourself by calculating how many guests you are expecting. A good rule of thumb is that you should have at least one portable toilet for every 25 guests attending your event. That being said, keep in mind that your event may require additional portable toilets if you are hosting a particularly long event or serving food and drinks.

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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