Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Yes they can! Portable toilets are great for colder climates. Units that are frequently used during a special event tend to stay a bit warmer than the outside temperature. If the temperature gets really cold a salty brine solution can be added to the waste reservoir to help prevent it from freezing.

This depends on a variety of factors as well as the size of the holding tank. Our standard portable restroom can be used between 80 and 100 times before it needs to be serviced. Long-term rentals should be serviced at least once weekly.

For long term applications a weekly service (or after 80-100 uses) is sufficient to meet the needs of most users. However, for large special events a portable toilet service may be needed on a daily or nightly basis. When renting a portable toilet be sure to discuss your specific needs with the customer service representative to ensure that your toilets will be serviced at an appropriate frequency.

After the holding tank is pumped out, the interior is thoroughly cleaned and washed down. The waste reservoir is refilled with water and chemicals and all of the accessories such as hand sanitizer and toilet paper are replenished.

Once a truck is full of waste it is delivered to a nearby wastewater treatment plant for processing. The wastewater facility processes it in a similar fashion to raw sewage.

The blue liquid inside of a portable toilet is composed of a variety chemicals designed to improve the user’s experience. Typically a fragrance and a deodorizing agent are the primary ingredients added to the tanks water that neutralize the smells that human waste can generate. Traditionally, anti-bacterial agents such as formaldehyde were added to kill bacteria within the tank however the modern approach favors the addition of enzymes and biocides instead. The enzymes speed up the decomposition process while the biocides consume the bacteria that produces odors. In addition to these chemicals, a third ingredient, blue dye, is added to the liquid to act as an indicator that turns green when mixed with urine. It also helps mask the contents of the tank from anyone who steps inside. Once the contents of a porta potty’s holding tank turns green then it is ready for service by a sanitation technician.

Yes we do! You can read more on the features of our flushable portable restrooms and get a quote by clicking here.