(Closed) How many portable toilets should we hire?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How many portable toilets should we hire?

    1 toilet should be fine!

    2 for sure!

    More than 2 (comment how many you think)

  • Post # 32
    458 posts
    Helper bee

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    Gemma1million:  It’s not that porta-loos are definitely more likely to get messy on their own than a normal loo, but there will be a lot of people using them. Normal toilets in a staffed wedding venue are cleaned/checked so maintained throughout the evening. Toilets in somebody’s home normally have brushes, sprays, candles etc. so it’s easier for people to clean up as they go or there’s the psychological aspect of people treating someone’s home toilet better than a ‘public porta-loo’. And of course if the hosts/homeowners are using the same toilet as their guests they will see any issues when they use to loo themselves and be able to deal with them accordingly. If the hosts are using one nice clean indoor loo, and 80+ other guests are using an outdoor loo that isn’t being checked/maintained, then any potential issues are unlikely to get picked up unless somebody has the balls to mention the state of the loos to the host. 

    Post # 33
    60 posts
    Worker bee

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    Brickette:  Yeah sorry I have to agree with a PP that urinating on a tree at a wedding is pretty gross,  even if the property owners are doing it, doesn’t make it any less gross.

    I was at a festival once where people were doing that,  every so often when the wind blew the right way you’d get a waft of stale urine. 

    Post # 34
    7995 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would say 3.

    Post # 36
    458 posts
    Helper bee

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    Brickette:  I don’t think anyone’s trying to be rude but to point out that some of the problems commonly associated with porta-loos such as the mess and smell could be easily dealt with by getting more porta-loos (three or four, as already mentioned, in answer to your original question), and/or hiring someone or assigning someone to check on them and clean them throughout the night. We don’t know your guests and they may have zero reservations about porta-loos, clean or dirty. But some people might – and having more porter-loos available could help with this. 

    Post # 37
    3164 posts
    Sugar bee

    Heya. So  I did a little googling and thought I’d send through a couple of companies to get some competing quotes from (if you haven’t already). If I’ve spoken to them I’ve mentioned it in my comments. 

    http://excloosive.com.au (between Brissy and the GC)

    http://www.splashdowneventservices.com.au/portable-luxury-toilet-hire-in-gold-coast/ (I spoke to these guys in NSW. The rates were good but they didn’t deliver where I needed them to)

    http://www.prestigebathroomhire.com.au/index.html (Brissy based but v cheap)

    http://www.portablepowderrooms.com.au (Their Tiffany trailer is what we’re getting and is $900 for the dual toilet. This might work for your function. They deliver to to the coast from the Sunshine Coast to Byron)

    If you’re very regionally based it could be tricker but if you haven’t already do shop around. $900 per unit is pricey compared to the quotes I’ve received. 

    The other option could be more of the less exxy portaloo style toilets. I thought about this and was recommended Kennards by a hire company I spoke to. 

    Good luck and don’t let some of the comments get to you. I’m sure our weddings won’t be *too* gross and smelly and cause many people to leave early! 😉

    Post # 38
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Maybe it’s just an Aussie thing but that’s what guys do…. I don’t think anyone finds it gross. 3 should be fine. 

    Post # 42
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’d say two or more! 

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