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Portable Toilets: What You Need to Know


Whether you’re planning an event or setting up a construction site, toilets are a non-negotiable part of working on a remote site. Portable toilets are often the best choice when it comes to a temporary set up, such as a concert or fair. The question is, how many do you need, and where do you find them?




How Many Portable Toilets Do You Need?


First, you will need to estimate how many people you expect to be at your event or on the construction site. Each portable toilet should handle around 250 uses before it requires emptying, so you should aim for one toilet per 100 people.


The length of the event will also have an impact. For a two day event, you need to assume that people will be using the toilet multiple times, so you will either need the company to empty them out or you can order extras.


On a job site, you will need one portable toilet and one urinal for every 50 employees. This is due to the fact that they will be onsite every day. You don’t want to overflow the toilet due to overuse and too few toilets to people. Check the regulations in your area to see if there is a limit to how many employees can use one toilet. You should be sure to follow any laws for this, as inspections are often carried out on job sites.




Finding Portable Toilet Services


You will want a reliable company to provide the toilet hire for your event or worksite. Get quotes from a few different companies and find out what they offer. For example, some will provide emptying services, but you will be required to provide the toilet roll and do any cleaning. A full service company will provide everything from cleaning and removing the waste to adding soap, water, and replacing the air fresheners.


You should also find out what type of toilet is for hire in each company. Some will be fairly basic, with just a toilet and possibly a urinal. Others will offer a sink, flushing, and even soap and chemicals to neutralize the odour. While you’ll likely pay a little more for these, it’s worth the extra, since they provide more comfort for your guests and workers.


Are you looking for a toilet hire in your area? Contact Manchester Cabins today to get a quote for your project.

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