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Portable Toilet Rental: How Many Should I Order?

If you’re in need of portable toilet rental in Gainesville, FL, or the surrounding area, you may be wondering, “How many porta potties should I order?” We aren’t surprised by this question. It’s commonly asked not just in our service area in North Central Florida but throughout the country.

We completely understand. You don’t want to have problems as a result of renting too few portable toilets, but you also don’t want to overestimate your needs and pay for more porta potties than necessary. Whether you’re managing a construction site in Lake City or planning a festival in Alachua, you want to be fully prepared.

That’s why we developed the chart below. We wanted to provide a useful reference that can be quickly used to make portable toilet rental decisions. By being an informed renter, you’ll make sure you don’t underestimate and create a situation where there are long lines and overused, smelly portable restrooms or the converse where you overestimate and unnecessarily burn your hard-earned money.

Using the chart is easy. Choose the rows for the length of the event and the estimated number of attendees. Where those rows intersect, that’s how many portable bathrooms are recommended. If it’s a multi-day event, calculate based on the longest day of the event as well as the day with the highest estimated attendees.

If food and/or alcohol are being served at the event, increase the porta potty count by 15-20%. You should also add 1 handicap-accessible portable restroom and 1 portable sink for every 4 standard potties rented.

Portable Toilet Rental Calculator for Construction

Need to rent porta potties for a construction site? A general rule of thumb is to rent 1 portable toilet for every 10 workers during a 40-hour workweek. If operating two shifts, double your portable toilet count. (Example: 1 shift with 40 workers = 4 porta potties; 2 shifts with 40 workers = 8 porta potties)

If operating three shifts, triple your portable toilet count. (Example: 1 shift with 60 workers = 6 porta potties; 3 shifts with 60 workers = 18 porta potties). The exemption to this rule is if you operate three shifts with 80 or more workers. In that case, 32 porta potties are recommended. There you have it! We hope this article and chart have been helpful as you consider your portable toilet rental needs. At Florida Portable Services, our goal is for everyone we interact with to have an enjoyable and stress-free experience. If you have any more questions about ordering portable restrooms, please contact us.

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