Picking the Right Number of Port-a-Potties for Your Construction Site

If you’re beginning a construction project, sometimes it’s hard to determine how many port-a-potties you really need to rent.

The American National Standards Institute actually regulates this, which makes it fairly simple: they say you need at least one unit for every ten workers. That’s easy math, but you should also factor in the number of shifts per worker based on a forty-hour work week. We’ve created this handy chart to make it simple for you.

Once you have an idea of how many portable toilet units you need, give us a call or request a quote and let us work with you today!

The Details (including Restroom Trailers) Can Make or Break Your Event

Whatever kind of outdoor event you are planning, take considerable time and effort in planning all the important details.

Here are some helpful tips for making your next outdoor gathering a huge success:

Balance creativity and sensitivity.

People tend to think of outdoor events on sprawling lawns or backyards, but you can also plan the perfect outdoor event at local historic sites, forest locales, and city parks. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination; just check to see if your ideal outdoor event location requires permits.

What great outdoor event doesn’t have food? Consider convenient snacks and finger foods that can be eaten without too much mess or utensils. Hors d’oeuvres, fresh vegetables, and stuffed savory or sweet pastries are delicious, and can be catered and consumed easily.

Don’t forget the amenities!

If you’re having an outdoor event, it’s important to think about lighting (for longer/evening events), trash, and toilets. Solar lamps are a great way to extend a daytime party for a few more hours without tripping over power cords, and can be easily found in home improvement stores. Trash receptacles are often overlooked but important to any outdoor event and, if your venue doesn’t provide them, it’s important to make sure you have enough bins to handle your party’s litter.

Last, but not least, consider what kind of restroom facilities your venue has, and when/where they are available. For many outdoor locations, bringing in luxury restroom trailers may be the easiest, most comfortable fit for your event and your guests. (click here to learn more about portable restroom trailers)

You want your guests to feel important and taken care of. Providing luxury right down to the restroom toilets can make your event one everyone will remember.

Top Five Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor weddings can be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing but there are certain things you need to plan ahead for if you want to enjoy the great outdoors at your wedding and/or reception.

Follow these tips for a memorable and comfortable wedding experience!


Tip #5.  Dress for the weather.

Be season-conscious when choosing fabrics for the bridal party’s clothes. In summer, lightweight fabrics such as cotton, linen, and chiffon can be much more comfortable than heavier fabrics.


Choose sensible shoes – heels tend to sink in grass or sand, but many brides are opting for stylish flip-flops for the wedding party.


A complete suit, tie, and vest ensemble can be brutal in summer sun for the men! Consider slacks and vests or lightweight linens for suits.


Tip #4. Select venue-conscious foods.

If you choose to have an outdoor reception, take the weather into consideration when planning your menu. If you are expecting heat and/or humidity, mayonnaise-based salads or finger sandwiches are not the best idea, as they must be served cold.


Likewise, consider what type of icing you’d like on your cake: fondant holds its shape much better under warm conditions than buttercream, which is prone to melting. Be sure to discuss your choices with your caterer and your cake maker.


Tip #3. Expect wind and/or sun exposure.

Prepare for the possibility of wind and sun. If your ceremony is outside, try to angle the chairs so the sun is at the backs of your guests, not in their eyes. Let your hairstylist know that you’ll be outside for an extended period of time so that your hairstyle will last through the event. It’s a good idea to have the men use a bit of pomade so their hair stays in place as well.


Tip #2. Have a back-up plan.

Always, always, always have a back-up plan. For your outdoor reception you may consider having a sturdy, weighted tent so that you and your guests don’t get soaked in the downpour. And some of them nowadays are simply lovely.


Tip #1. Make your guests comfortable & plan for the essentials.

Will the weather be warm and sunny? Brisk and cloudy? Be prepared. If your wedding is planned for July and it’s likely going to be hot, consider printing your programs on fans or setting up a tasteful stand in the back where guest could find water before the ceremony.


Your guests will also need restroom facilities for your wedding guests. Look for professionally designed, luxury restroom trailers complete with air conditioning, a stereo system, full length mirrors, flat screen TV’s and more.

(Check out our full line of luxury restroom trailers here!)