Outdoor events like concerts and festivals entertain many people throughout the warm spring and summer months. If you are on one of the committees responsible for planning these events, then securing portable toilets is likely a high priority. These portable facilities provide crowds with a place to safely relieve themselves without the need to construct permanent restroom structures.
Here are three tips that you can use to enhance user-friendliness when securing portable toilets for your upcoming outdoor event.
1. Make sure you rent enough portable toilets.
There is nothing worse than waiting in a long line to use the restroom when you really have to go. Ensuring that you rent enough portable toilets to accommodate the needs of event attendees is critical when it comes to improving your festival or concert attendees' portable restroom experiences.
Ask your portable restroom provider for recommendations based on the number of people expected to attend your event and the length of time the event will run. Be sure to add an additional 15% to 20% more restrooms if you are serving alcohol at the event, since alcoholic beverages can increase the frequency with which attendees must use the facilities.
2. Make sure your portable restrooms stay clean.
Portable restrooms have a bad reputation for being foul-smelling and dirty. If you want your event attendees to have a positive experience with the portable restrooms you rent, then you need to ensure these restrooms remain clean.
If your event will last multiple days, it can be beneficial to pay a cleaning crew to scrub down the portable restrooms each night to ensure cleanliness. Events that will last multiple days may also benefit from the periodic replacement of portable restrooms to ensure that no unit becomes too full over the course of the event.
3. Provide sanitation options.
Since portable restrooms don't offer access to running water, attendees who use these toilets will not be able to wash their hands after using the restroom. It can be beneficial to install a handwashing station near the portable restrooms to give event attendees the opportunity to wash with soap and water.
If there is no running water on the site of your event, then be sure that each portable restroom is equipped with a bottle of hand sanitizer that event attendees can use to eliminate germs.
Planning for the rental of portable toilets can significantly impact the overall success of your outdoor event. Be sure to rent enough toilets, keep them clean, and provide sanitation options to improve the user-friendliness of your event's portable restrooms in the future.