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Frequently Asked Questions
Exceptional customer service is what sets Nationwide Waste Service apart from other providers. We are the experts in waste services, and we don’t expect our customers to be. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.
How many porta potties do I need?
That depends on usage levels. A good guide is one toilet per 50 people for events that are eight hours or less, or one toilet per 10 people for a construction site working 40-50 hours per week.
For more information view the Portable Sanitation Association International Guide to Portable Restroom Excellence
How big is a porta potty?
A handicap toilet is 5ft x 5ft, and the ADA Accessible portable toilet is typically 8ft x 8ft for a wheelchair and helper. Standard portable toilets are 4ft x 4ft and almost 8ft high. The standard toilet, standard with sink, and flushing toilet with sink all have the same dimensions.
Does a porta potty come with a urinal?
The urinal is almost always included on a standard portable toilet; it is often removed in other units and replaced with a sink that will drain into the holding tank in the same way as the urinal. Obviously, that will affect usage depending on the hours/number of people since a sink fills the tank quicker. All the units typically have 50-60 gallon holding tank. We will add the blue chemical with a few gallons of water when delivered.
Can I get an environmentally friendly portable toilet?
The chemical used to contain formaldehyde but that is rare these days; a “green” or environmentally friendly toilet is available if requested by customers.
Are porta potties delivered ready to use?
All porta potties are delivered ready to use and include two rolls of toilet paper. The standard toilet can have a wall-mounted hand sanitizer unit installed for an additional cost. This option is only available in standard toilets as the stalls with sinks use the mounting spot for soap.
When can you deliver for my event, and do I need to be there?
48 hours notice is preferred, but our portable toilets can be delivered next day, or even same day in emergency cases. Deliveries for pre-planned events occur the weekday prior to the event, and units will be removed the weekday after. No one needs to be present, we ask for placement instructions only.
What about delivery to construction sites?
Porta potties and wash stations should be delivered to construction sites the day (or week) prior to the start of the project so the portable toilets are available to workers the morning they start work.
I need porta potties for an event. What's your minimum rental period?
We price our event rentals at 1-10 days. That means if you want one of our porta potties for 10 days, it costs the same as one day. There is no service included, so if you had two consecutive weekend events, we would quote a 10 day price (Friday to the following Monday) and add a service fee for sometime in the middle of the week. (Assuming the venue allows a unit to sit there.) The length of rental is not as important as the delivery and pickup. The rental price you pay for porta potties is for delivery, pickup, and final pump out/waste disposal.
Can you put a porta potty in my backyard for my event?
The backyard is usually not a good spot for event rentals. The trucks destroy lawns, so you want to place the porta potty near a driveway or road. Units only weigh about 100lbs on delivery and they have skids on the bottom which makes them easily maneuverable for 1-2 people. However 50 gallons of waste water weighs more than 400lbs, which is why we need to pump out the waste before removing the unit. That limits positioning of the porta potty to within 15 feet of a truck for pump out.
I need construction site porta potties. What are your rental terms?
Portable toilet rental for construction sites is different to event rentals. Short term event rental toilets are typically picked up the day you want it serviced, which makes it a special trip. Longer term construction site port potty rentals are pre-routed, so we can handle multiple services in a day. A construction site portable toilet will be delivered and charged every 28 days. Once weekly service is included in the cost on a day that suits our routing schedule. Off route services cost more. So every 28 days you are paying for four services (four weeks), 13 cycles in one year.
Can you place a porta potty anywhere on a construction site?
There are some restrictions on placement. We need to pull a truck up and extend a hose (maybe 15 foot) to pump out the porta potties. If the porta potty is blocked by vehicles or equipment on construction sites, the service will be skipped.