FAQ

Special Event:

Do I need portable toilets? Here are some points to consider :

  • Are there permanent facilities available and are there enough?
  • Does the event include activities such as alcohol and food consumption, which could increase the need for hygienic equipment?
  • Are there permanent toilet facilities with a septic system which may be unable to handle the increased usage?
  • Will some guests require specialized equipment? Think here for example of young children or people with reduced mobility.

Where to place the toilets and other sanitation facilities? When you decide on the location of the toilet, consider that they must be:

  • Accessible for delivery and service. In others words, make sure that the location of the equipment is accessible for a truck with enough space for unloading, services, and exiting for the truck. Make sure that the truck does not have any chance to get bogged down if the ground becomes wet.
  • Straight and resistant. It is necessary that the toilets are placed on a hard leveled surface to ensure that the equipment stays stable and does not sink.
  • Of a sufficient size for the desired number of toilets. You can verify the measurements and specificities of our rental equipment in Our Products section.
  • Place in function that the service, which may be noisy and emit odors, do not bother the guests.

How many toilets will I need?

  • Here you have a table showing the recommended number of toilets considering the number of guests and the average of operating hours.

 

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To keep in mind:

  • A chemical toilet can be used up to an average of 400 times before needing service.
  • A single person normally uses the bathroom every 2 or 3 hours.
  • For certain events washroom usage rarely averages out. Instead there are peak times (during intermissions or after meals). A sufficient number of units should be provided to account for this.
  • Men take half as long as women to use the washroom. When using gender specific units there should be a 2:3 ratio in favor of women.
  • Placing sinks outside of units is a great way to minimize line-ups.
  • Insure there is an appropriate amount of garbage receptacles available, otherwise garbage can end up in the units themselves.

For the construction site:

How many toilets will I need?

Normally, a construction site should keep a ratio of 1 toilet for every 10 workers on a 40 hours a week schedule. It may also be a good idea to reserve one or more toilets for the women working on site.

Where to place the toilets and other sanitation facilities? When you decide on the location of the toilet, consider that they must be:

  • Accessible for delivery and service. In others words, make sure that the location of the equipment is accessible for a truck with enough space for unloading, services, and exiting for the truck. Make sure that the truck does not have any chance to get bogged down if the ground becomes wet.
  • Straight and resistant. It is necessary that the toilets are placed on a hard leveled surface to ensure that the equipment stays stable and does not sink.
  • Of a sufficient size for the desired number of toilets. You can verify the measurements and specificities of our rental equipment in Our Products section.

Do you have isolated toilets ready for the cold weather?

  • Yes, our construction site toilets will be prepared to go through the cold weather as soon as Winter approaches. We cover them with an insulating fabric and provide a heater that needs to be plugged.

Is the service included?

  • Yes, the weekly service is included with the rental. Additional services can be added if the need arises.

Do you have toilets that can be moved with a crane?

  • Yes, we can install a crane hook on certain units for a nominal fee.

Do you have toilets that can be installed inside of a building?

  • Yes, we have units on wheels which can easily be moved inside of buildings.