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In Summary: Porta Potty Rental Costs
On average, the cost to rent a portable toilet for one day runs from $75 to $100. If you will need to keep the porta potty on site for an extended period of time, the price comes down significantly to $175 to $400 per month depending on how often the unit needs to be cleaned.
There are a lot of names for these modern outhouses. We see them wherever indoor plumbing is not available. Whether you call them porta potties, porta toilets, portable outhouses, portables johns, portable restrooms, they all mean the same thing. Even though they sometime get a bad reputation, they are welcome site when you have to go and there's no bathroom around.
These portable bathrooms make life away from indoor plumbing bearable, sanitary, and quite frankly, less smelly.
- Construction sites
- Music concerts
- Camping trips
- Car Races
- Running Races
How many portable restrooms do I need to rent for my event?
It's important to decide how many portable toilets to rent. If you have too many you are wasting money. If you don't have enough portable toilets then people are waiting in lines and missing out on the work or fun they should be taking part in, whichever the case may be.
The general rule is this. You should have one porta potty for every 50 people for a one day event. If the event goes over night or lasts a couple of days then you should double the number of portapotties you have. Hence, if the event is going to go 24 hours or more then you should have 2 portable toilets for every 50 people.
- 1 Portable Toilet - 50 People (One Day-8 hours or Less)
- 2 Portable Toilets- 50 People (More than one day)
How much does it cost to rent a porta potty?
It will cost $75 to $150 per day to rent a portable toilet. This is the cost for a very short period of use.
How much does it cost to rent a portable toilet long-term?
Now, if you are in the construction business and you need permanent portable toilets on site for months you will see a good break in price. The real cost comes when they need to transport the units to the location and when they need to pick them up and clean them. These are the large expenses for portable toilet companies.
When you help portapotty services decrease their costs they can pass down some of those savings. Therefore, you may be able to keep a portable toilet on site for $175 to $400 per month per unit if you sign a long term contract for multiple units, as long as the units only need to be cleaned once a month or so. The more attention they require the higher the cost.