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How Many Portable Toilets Do I Need?

August 1, 2020

When you’re hosting a major outdoor event—or even just renting portable toilets for your construction site—getting the right number can make or break your event. If you get too few, restroom lines will wrap around the event site and you’ll have a lot of angry guests. If you get too many, you’ll be paying for services you won’t end up using. So how do you know how many portable toilets to rent in Toledo, OH?

Here’s a brief overview of how to determine how many toilets you’ll need—and when in doubt, ask your rental company. Generally, the number of units you’ll need will depend on the kind of event or site you’re hosting.

Construction sites

When it comes to outfitting your construction site with a toilet rental, you’ll need to comply with OSHA regulations. OSHA requires that there be at least one toilet per 20 workers on site.

If you have more than 20 but less than 200 workers on a site, you’ll need one toilet plus one urinal for every 40 workers. If you have 200 workers or more, you’ll need one toilet and one urinal for every 50 workers.

If you have 120 workers on site, you’ll need three portable toilets and three urinals. For 250 workers, you’d need five toilets and five urinals.

If you work on construction sites, you undoubtedly know how important it is to comply with OSHA regulations. Making sure you’re in compliance will save you fines and other inconveniences.

Outdoor weddings

Your outdoor wedding rental will depend on how many people are coming, how long they’re staying and whether you’re serving food and alcohol. Typically, women use the restroom more than men, and if everyone is drinking, there will be even more demand for a restroom. The last thing anyone wants is a long restroom line while they’re in their party clothes.

You should figure you’ll need one men’s and women’s toilet per 50 guests, for every four hours. That means a 200-person wedding reception that’s scheduled to last up to four hours should require about eight toilets. Remember that you can always rent luxury restroom trailers to make the experience particularly special on every level. These can be an especially nice touch for the newlyweds and their respective wedding parties.

Festivals and fairs

Finally, festivals and fairs need plenty of accessible bathrooms, especially if there’s food and alcohol involved. The rule of thumb here is that if you’re serving alcohol, you’ll need three toilets per every 100 people. If you have other extenuating factors—for example, if it’s an Oktoberfest celebration where the point is to consume plenty of alcohol—you’ll probably want to double that number. Remember, the more restrooms you have, the more comfortable and pleased your guests will be. That often makes the difference between happy attendees and frustrated ones, so plan accordingly.

If you need help figuring out how many portable toilets to rent in Toledo, OH, Ace Diversified Services is happy to help. Call today to learn more about our services and book your rental.

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