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Porta Potty Rentals: How Much It Costs, Tips & FAQs

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Tim Forestell
September 2, 2021

Everyone uses the washroom. Unfortunately many contractors and construction workers are set to be on sites and locations where bathrooms aren’t constructed yet. Renting a portable washroom - often called a porta potty - is a great solution when a bathroom wouldn’t otherwise be available. Here’s everything you need to know about renting a porta potty.

Other Names for a Porta Potty

Porta potties, or portable washrooms, have many names and nicknames. Portable toilets, washrooms or restrooms are also known as portalets, porta johns, honey bucket, porta-loo, johnny-on-the-spot, spiffy biff or roll-away John.

two rented porta potties on a construcion site

Why Would You Rent a Porta Potty?

Porta potties are rented when you need to provide a washroom because one isn’t available. Construction sites, concerts, campgrounds or temporary buildings can benefit from a rental. Many special events take place in parks, fields or special locations. These spaces do not have toilets or outhouse buildings so porta potties are a great option.

You may also rent a potty if you require more washroom facilities. Access to a certain number of washrooms per person can put a strain on a facility for events. Porta potty rentals provide a way to bump that number up. 

Rules Around Porta Potties Portable Washrooms

There are certain standards for toilet facilities that make porta potties a great option. Toilets for public or employee use need to be enclosed with a solid, non-transparent material, have a minimum ceiling height, provide reasonable privacy if the washroom has more than one toilet, provide toilet paper and a lockable door. Either hand sanitizer or a skink needs to be provided as well for sanitation. 

How Much Are Porta Potties to Rent?

Porta potty price for renting is quite reasonable. Porta potty rental prices start at a flat fee of $56 for daily, weekly and monthly rentals. On top of this price, portable potty rentals charge an additional  $20 / day, $60 / week and $240 / month as a cleaning fee. 

While this is a standard and average portable toilet rental cost, this price can vary depending on the specific location of the rental and availability. However, porta john rental prices are quite reasonable for providing a basic need. 

These costs also include daily cleanings as well. Additional cleanings are available on weekends or throughout the week if needed.

What Types of Porta Potties Can You Rent?

There are also different types of porta potties you can rent, too. The standard porta potty is the single occupant plastic outhouses are most common. 

There are also trailer portable toilets with stalls and sinks. These restroom trailers usually have flushing toilets. These require an electric and water hookup. There are also accessible portable toilets as well. 

rented portable washroom trailer
Image borrowed from Excloosive.

The type of portalet rental you get depends on your budget, where you are putting the rentals and access to electrical and water hookups. The choice of portable toiler rental can also depend on the type of event. For more formal events, a trailer or larger washroom may be requested while traditional porta potties are fine for concerts or community events. 

How Do You Rent a Porta Potty?

The best way to rent a porta potty is by calling to get a quote for the location you need the rental. As a marketplace our customer service team can contact rental companies near you and organize delivery, cleaning, and pickup. 

By using the DOZR marketplace for your rental, you have one point of contact for everything you need for your entire rental.

Common Questions about Renting a Porta Potty

Here are some of the most common questions about portable potty rentals.

How Often Should a Porta Potty Be Serviced?

While it is recommended to service porta potties at least twice a week, checking daily for hand sanitizer, toilet paper and paper towels is a good call. Daily cleaning is the standard with rentals through DOZR. 

How Dirty Are Porta Potties?

These toilets are cleaner than you’d think. A study found that your home keyboard has 400 times more bacteria than a public toilet. Of course, overall cleanliness depends on how they are cleaned. This is the same for permanent washroom facilities. 

How Do You Keep Porta Potties Clean?

There are some really easy ways to maintain the cleanliness of these washrooms. Airing-out times, renting enough of them, including handwashing stations, using shade to keep them from getting too hot and a simple daily inspection can make a big difference. Maintenance is key. 

What is the Best Place to Put a Porta Potty?

When selecting a location for your rental, look for a shady place that is easily accessible. 

Renting a Porta Potty 101

Porta potty rentals are an inexpensive way to provide a basic need for people. They are a great option for construction teams on projects or for public events. If you need a porta potty or you have questions about renting one, our Sales Team would be happy to answer all your questions. Give us a call anytime and we can help source rentals in your area. 

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Tim Forestell
Tim Forestell is one of DOZR’s co-founders and CCO. Tim got started in the industry as VP Operations for Forestell Landscaping before founding DOZR with Kevin and Erin. Aside from the amazing team at DOZR, his favourite thing about DOZR are the customers. Working with DOZR renters every day gives him a peek at the evolution of different projects and hearing stories about projects being developed from start to finish.
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