How Many Porta Potties Do You Need?

November 23, 2021

Portable toilets are essential for events and construction sites. In the latter case, they’re even required by law. But how many do you need? And what type of unit is best for your purposes? Read on to know how to help your guests answer nature’s call comfortably and easily.

How many porta potties do you need for a special event?

Hosting a wedding, corporate meet-and-greet, family reunion or any other type of special occasion? You’ll need enough porta potties to keep your guests comfortable. Generally, wedding and other event planners recommend one porta potty for every 25 guests in attendance.

In the case of corporate events, though, you really want to make the right impression on attendees. That might mean increasing the number of facilities for your guests or investing in luxury restroom trailers to send a message of professionalism.

How many porta potties do you need at a construction site?

If you oversee a construction site, you need the right amount of porta potties at the premises to comply with OSHA requirements. You’ll need one toilet and one urinal for every 40 workers if you have more than 20 but fewer than 200 workers on site. If you have more than 200 workers on site, you’ll need at least one toilet and one urinal for every 50 workers.

What type of porta potties would work best for my purposes?

Portable toilets have come a long way over the years, and today there’s a surprising variety of styles and setups to choose from. From bare bones to luxury models, getting the bathroom situation right at your next event is essential for the comfort of your guests.

The first step in finding the right portable toilet is to analyze your needs. The type of units you choose can impact your overall costs and expenses, including delivery. Your provider can help you make the right decision for your needs. Generally, your options are:

  • Traditional porta potty: These standard portable toilets are typically found at outdoor events and venues. They usually contain toilets that don’t flush, and not much else, but they get the job done.
  • Accessible porta potty: Every event should have an accessible porta potty for those with disabilities and for families with young children. They offer a wider access door and a larger space for guests to use the restroom, and have railings installed along the walls for stability.
  • Portable restroom trailers: Luxury portable restroom trailers are the ultimate in portable facilities. They’re complete with all the features your guests will appreciate, including lighting, mirrors, sinks with running water, flushing toilets and more.

Don’t forget to include a portable sanitation station as part of your plans. Portable handwashing or sanitizing stations promote good hygiene, and will make your event much more pleasant overall. Since these units are self-contained, you don’t have to worry about water or electricity considerations. Your provider will simply set up the unit, and it’ll be ready to go.

Having trouble choosing the right portable toilets for your event? Contact Pit Stop Portables today. We have a wide range of options with all the features you need to ensure the comfort of your guests, no matter what type of event you’re hosting.

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