How Much Does it Really Cost to Rent a Porta Potty?

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How much does it cost to rent a porta potty?

Factors that Determine Porta Potty Rental Costs Porta potties aren’t just for construction zones. They can be utilized during large scale events such as concerts and weddings, or other events like TV shoots, long camping trips and more. There are many factors that determine the pricing structure for renting portable restrooms—which can include location, availability,… Read more »

How to Empty a Portable Toilet

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If you’ve ever used a porta potty, you may have wondered if and when a toilet of its size is ever emptied. The answer, of course, is yes. In sanitation worker terms, it’s called “servicing.” Servicing involves emptying the toilet of waste and also several other steps to restore the restroom to clean conditions. Porta… Read more »

How Many Toilets Do You Need Per Person?

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wheelchair accessible porta potty

So you’re thinking about placing an order for porta johns, but you have some questions. More likely than not, one of those questions is how many? If you’re hosting an event, the general rule of thumb is to provide at least one restroom per every 50 people. The larger the crowd, the more this number… Read more »

Porta John Science: How do Portable Toilets Work?

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row of porta potties in downtown Pittsburgh

Porta johns. Porta potties. The portable toilet. No matter what you call them, these standalone restrooms are always there for us when we need them most. But where exactly does all of that waste go? And how do portable toilets actually work? We’re here to give you the explanation you’ve been waiting for. The process… Read more »

Do You Need a Permit for a Porta Potty?

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If you’re planning to host an event and know you will need to provide restroom facilities, you may be wondering about the details and requirements to do so. Keep reading to learn what they are. Many localities require you to apply for a special events permit when planning a gathering that will involve more than… Read more »

My time at Mr. John – by Allee

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When you’re a kid you imagine you’ll have a firefighter’s or a doctor’s job. But you never expect to find a job working in the office of a portable toilet company in Pittsburgh. I got lucky, and this is my first “real” job. I say real in quotations not because this isn’t a serious job…. Read more »

America Agrees: All Porta Potties Are Not Created Equally

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Mr. John portable toilets

You may be familiar with portajohns and porta-potties, even if it leads to a cringe-worthy reaction. That’s because generally speaking, the portable toilet rentals most of us grew up with are the single unit, cramped, smelly, sitting stalls that serve as a short-term solution to temporary sanitation problems. The truth is that portable restroom options… Read more »

6 Reasons You Should Choose a Flushing Toilet Rental

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Apart from the convenience of having clean portable restrooms at large events, outdoor events or events where the indoor toilets cannot keep up with the demand, there are many benefits of portable sanitation. Flushing portable toilets take these benefits to the next level, providing an effective and environmentally friendly way to keep your event as… Read more »