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Planning for Restrooms at Outdoor Events

portable toilets and handwashing stations

Did you know that the average person goes to the toilet between six and eight times a day? If you're holding an event with a few hundred people, you could see how those toilet trips could add up! Fortunately, it won't be a problem with adequate planning. You’re probably wondering, how would you calculate the number of portable toilets and handwashing stations you need for the event? We create a guide of valuable tips to ensure your event is successful - at least restroom-wise! Read on to find out more.

How Many Portable Restrooms Do You Need?

When planning an outdoor event or festival, it’s essential to match the number of porta potties with the number of guests attending. Luckily, we have a handy chart that makes calculating that super simple. By looking at how many guests there will be and how long they'll be at the event, we can estimate the correct number of portable toilets. Of course, some factors will affect this. For example, if you have an event that's all women, we suggest adding a few extra toilets to cut down on queues.

Make Sure It’s Wheelchair Accessible

One of the most vital event planning tips is that you must have wheelchair-accessible toilets available. If you don't, you may have some very unhappy guests! At Carter's, we have plenty of options to ensure this won't be a problem for your event.

Plenty of Signage

Nothing is worse than walking in circles when you need the toilet. On your checklist, include ordering and putting up signage for your restrooms. Place your signs in easy-to-see areas, especially in spots that see high foot traffic.

Handwashing Stations Are Essential

It's easy to plan all of your restrooms for outdoor events and forget about handwashing stations. Not only is this inconvenient for guests, but it's unhygienic. Make sure you order separate handwashing stations alongside your portable toilets so there are enough to cater to all of your guests. All portables from Carter’s Septic Tank Service and Portable Washrooms come with hand sanitizers. No matter how good the sanitizer is, your guests will never feel quite clean compared to washing with water and soap.

Elevate the Experience with VIP Trailers

If you have VIP ticket sales, you can enhance your guest experience by offering VIP toilet trailers. These are a must for anyone who's spent extra for comfort at your event, and can be a great way to promote your more expensive tickets, too! VIP trailers feel lavish and come with flushable toilets and running water sinks.

Make Event Planning Easy with Carter’s Septic Tank Service and Portable Washrooms

If you’re in the process of planning a wedding or an outdoor festival but haven't sorted your restroom situation, we can help. At Carter’s Septic Tank Service and Portable Washrooms, we have over sixty years of experience in the portable toilet industry and a wide range of restroom products. Call our team for more information about our portable sanitation solutions in Moncton. We guarantee your guests will enjoy using our facilities!



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