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Do I Need a Permit for a Portable Restroom?

Blue portable restroom on a trailer at an outdoor construction site.

Porta potties offer a convenient solution for a range of situations where people lack access to plumbing. An important step in renting portable restrooms is understanding the regulations in your area and acquiring permits if needed. Here, we’ll help you determine if you need a permit to rent a portable toilet.

Permits for Portable Restrooms in Florida

The Florida Department of Health states that anyone who services portable restrooms or hand-washing facilities should obtain a permit from their county’s health department. In other words: The owner of the portable restrooms, not the renter, must have a permit, making the rental process that much easier. This county permit must be obtained for the location where the trucks are stored each night. An operator/company may provide portables in surrounding (same State) counties if they choose.

When renting portable restrooms from a rental company, make sure they have the proper permits. These include:

  • An annual operating permit
  • Relevant city/county permits (search for portable toilet regulations in your county)

Before renting from any portable restroom company in Florida, ask if the company has these permits to ensure they’re cleared to service and transport these toilets. If they cannot show proof of up-to-date permits, it may be a sign you need to choose a different portable toilet provider. (It is this company’s experience that some counties take several months to release updated permits.)

There are also a few regulations and standards that you’ll need to know before the portable toilets are delivered and placed.

Regulations for Portable Toilets 

Special Events, where the public is invited, will require an Event permit from your local authority.  Many times, the local authority will request a service agreement from the portable restroom provider.  There is no permit required for the rental of portable restrooms at Special Events.  Please know that a City or County may have rules that are more stringent than the State rule.  Your portable restroom provider can advise if this is needed in your area.

You will also need to provide a sufficient number of portable restrooms based on the expected number of users and provide sanitary hand-washing stations. The portable restroom provider may insist on an even number of portables for your order to provide for both Men and Women equally.

A portion of your order for Portable Restrooms must abide by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Ensure the placement of your porta potties allows easy entrance to those with disabilities. If you host a public event, ADA regulations dictate at least 5% of your porta potties should be handicapped stalls. For every 20 (or less) portables you order, One (1) should be Handicapped Accessible.

All portable equipment is delivered fully stock for one day’s event use.  If your event is more than one day, you will need to schedule, in advance, additional cleaning or pump out services before the second day’s activities.

Situations Where Renters May Need Permits for Portable Restrooms

If you plan to place any portable toilet units on any streets, sidewalks, or public property, check with your local city or county governments to see whether you’ll need special permits. Also, check with the local homeowner/business property owners to make sure they will allow this placement.  Callbacks are expensive for property owners that are complaining.

Turn to Anderson Rentals for Your Next Event

At Anderson Rentals, you can expect nothing but the best portable restroom service. From helping you choose the right equipment, the best placement, and services – we’ve got you covered. Learn more about the entire rental experience, then fill out this form to get a special events quote!

Enable Event Goers to Protect Themselves from COVID-19

portable restrooms in a field

As COVID-19, the illness caused by the corona virus SARS-2, spreads, it is causing major changes in behavior and activity around the world. With more than 50 years in the portable restroom business, Anderson Rentals knows quite a bit about events and about hygiene. We wanted to offer some insights for those who may be organizing an event during this outbreak. You may feel competing pressures to cancel or hold your event. Hopefully, a little knowledge will help you to understand your situation and make the safest decision.

Personal Hygiene During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 spreads in droplets, such as those produced by sneezing and coughing. When those droplets reach another person’s eyes, nose or mouth, the virus can spread. The virus can also survive on hard surfaces for an unknown length of time, according to Harvard Health. That means a person can touch something harboring the infection, then infect themselves by touching their face.

The virus is susceptible to soap, which breaks it down in about 20 seconds. Everyone is advised to wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and then rinse them thoroughly. In the absence of soap and water, a sanitizing solution with at least 70 percent alcohol will kill coronavirus, according to Consumer Reports.

Facilitating Good Hygiene with Portable Toilets and Sinks

If you already have an order with Anderson Rentals for portable toilets, it’s not too late to add other items to your order. Take a look at these options for improved event hygiene.

Flushable Toilets

Our Deluxe Flushable portable restrooms feature foot pumps for both the toilet and the handwash sink.  Liquid hand soap and dispenser are included.  The soap is not hands-free – but washing for 20 seconds eliminates the need for this.

Sinks and Soap Dispensers

Numerous health experts endorse soap as your best defense against this corona virus. Add portable sinks, equipped with soap and foot pedals, to your order.

Hand Sanitizer

We offer alcohol gel hand sanitizer in two ways. We offer Handistands for placing outside individual portables or all by themselves or at other key locations around your site. We can also place gel dispensers inside the portable restrooms.  These add one more layer of defense for your event attendees.

Attendants

We can provide restroom attendants for all-day cleaning and freshening of your portable restrooms.

Servicing of Your Portable Restrooms

When you rent portable restrooms or trailers for an event or a longer-term situation like a construction site, you will get a servicing plan based on the duration of the event and the use-rate.

When you rent for one day, the equipment arrives clean and ready for the day’s activities. For a two-day or longer event, Anderson Rentals will service all equipment at the start of the following day.

Servicing includes:

  1. Evacuating waste from holding tank
  2. Charging the unit by adding blue deodorant.
  3. Scrubbing the walls, floors, toilet seats, and urinals
  4. Restocking toilet paper, hand sanitizer, soap, and paper towels

In lieu of an Attendant, you might also consider appointing someone (a volunteer) to wipe down surfaces like door handles, toilet paper dispenser, and faucets with alcohol wipes at regular intervals.   Please understand that many fast food establishments, with very high foot traffic, clean and service their restrooms every half an hour.

Other Tips for Events During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As this COVID-19 outbreak continues, communication is key for event organizers. Keep the public informed, through your website and social media, about your intention whether or not to move forward with your event. If you choose to hold an event, take the proper precautions. Encourage people to stay home if they feel sick or if they have been in contact with someone who is sick in the last 14 days.

Holding an event during an unprecedented disease outbreak like this one will undoubtedly present challenges. We appreciate you choosing Anderson Rentals and trusting us with your portable restrooms and sinks. We are here for you, in any way we can, to help keep your event attendees as safe and healthy as possible.

Why You Should Rent a Dumpster Instead of Hiring a Junk Removal Service

Full dumpster in front of a residential construction site
Sometimes you just have a lot of trash! Whether you’re working a home remodel or demolition, having a roof replaced, clearing out your garage, tree removal or cleaning up from a storm, you may need a place to dispose of the waste. Such a large amount of material would quickly overwhelm regular curbside trash and recycling bins and hauling it yourself is impractical. One option is to hire a junk removal service but a better choice is renting a roll-off dumpster. Here, we’ll examine some of the advantages when you rent a dumpster rather than hiring someone to haul away your junk.

Renting a Dumpster is Cost-Effective

Junk removers usually charge a flat fee. That system might make sense for removing one or a few items, but beyond that the cost starts to add up. By selecting a dumpster in the size that fits your needs, you get a more cost-effective solution.

A Dumpster Lets You Work on Your Timeline

Big projects can take a long time—sometimes longer than you anticipate. Factors beyond your control, like weather or late contractors, can throw off your timeline. Once you get on the junk remover’s schedule, it may be hard to move your appointment. Don’t let a junk remover rush your deadline. Instead, keep a roll-off dumpster on site for as long as you need it. Take your time collecting your waste, so you can prioritize other aspects of your project.

Don’t Get Stuck with Hidden Items

Sometimes cleaning out a home to sell it or remodel it feels like a treasure hunt. You may continue to find junk long after the junk remover leaves. Then, you have to either pay them for a second round of removal or find an alternate way to dispose of the excess junk. Instead, rent a dumpster for as long as you need it and it will still be there when you find those unexpected extras.

You Keep Control Over What Gets Tossed

When you clean out a garage, basement, or the home of someone who has passed away, you find a huge variety of belongings. You need time to sort things into those you want to keep, to donate, to recycle, or to throw away. This can become a tedious and sometimes emotional process that you need to handle yourself. Trusting someone to simply haul it all away can cause you to miss things, so stay in control.

Renting a Dumpster Allows More Flexibility

As we’ve said, clean-out or clean-up projects don’t always go as planned. Sometimes they even finish sooner than you expected. You can still keep the rented dumpster for as long as you have it rented. You might find additional uses for it and even start on your next project. However your timeline plays out, renting a dumpster gives you more flexibility than sticking to a junk remover’s schedule.

Fee’s and Charges

Delivery Charge:  This is the charge to deliver and pickup the dumpster

Disposal Charge:  This is the fixed rate charged at the County landfill for disposal. 

Rental Charge: We charge Rental – only when you keep the can for more than 30 days and only when the dumpster has no activity during this time. 

Disclosure

Please know that these dumpsters can be very heavy upon delivery.  And so much heavier on pick up!  Together with the large trucks that move these dumpsters, the HEAVY truck can cause damage to sod (ruts), concrete driveways/sidewalks, sprinkler systems, etc.  Please make careful consideration for placement of the dumpster as we cannot be held liable for this and similar kinds of damage to your property.

Anderson Rentals is more than just portable toilets! We can supply you with roll-off dumpsters in a range of sizes. Choose from a 10-yard, 20-yard or 30-yard roll-off dumpster, depending on your job. Our roll-off dumpster rentals are ideal for construction waste removal, home renovation waste removal, tree removal and more. Next day service is usually available. Make clean-up and debris disposal easier when you rent a dumpster. Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today to find exactly what you need for your clean-out project.

Top 5 Uses for Portable Shower Trailers in Florida

Portable shower trailer for men and women in Florida.

One of the upsides to living in Florida is the often warm and sunny weather. However, that weather can feel like a downside at times. No one likes to feel grungy from the heat and humidity, so frequent showers are a must. For situations where a permanent shower is unavailable, a portable shower stall can feel like a lifesaver.

There are numerous situations where a portable shower trailer could come to the rescue. At Anderson Rentals, we offer shower trailers in multiple sizes, ranging from eight shower stalls to 30. Each one comes with interior lighting, one or more water heaters, and low water usage shower heads. Just hook it up to a water source and you’re ready for hot showers just about anywhere.

1. Construction or Renovation Sites

Whether you’re renovating commercial bathrooms or living onsite at a large event you need a place to shower, then a configurable 8-stall trailer (4 men’s, 4 women’s) can serve all your needs. The 8-stall trailers are built to be “convertible.” That means you can choose either a shower or flushable toilet for each stall. This 8-stall trailer is commonly provided with 2 commodes and 2 showers on each side. It also includes sinks, air conditioning and toilet paper dispenser—everything you need to feel at home.

For remote areas, workers, staff or guests may stay onsite for long periods with a portable shower/restroom trailer can make it more practical and enjoyable.

2. Portable Shower Trailers for Disaster Relief

Following a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster a hot shower makes a difference. It can not only contribute to health and safety but provides a bit of physical comfort during a stressful time. Hot water and air conditioning can make a big difference.

3. Showering After an Athletic Event

Athletic events like marathons, mud runs and scouting “jamborees” have become popular ways to raise money for a cause and unite communities. Afterward, event organizers offer provide entertainment, food and drinks, and other festivities. In order to enjoy the rest of the day, any athlete will certainly appreciate the chance to shower. A large portable shower trailer with 28 shower stalls can serve a lot of people efficiently.

4. Multi-Day Outdoor Events

Ah, the great outdoors. Florida offers year-round opportunities for multi-day camping events, music festivals, yoga retreats and the like. However, a large group of people sweating all day, whether at the beach or in the pinewoods, can smell less than beautiful. Help everyone stay comfortable and refreshed with portable shower stalls and bathrooms. Hire an attendant—yours or ours—for an added bit of luxury.

5. Showering During Hunting or Camping Trips

For hunting and camping trips, a hot shower provides a welcome retreat. Try a ten-stall shower trailer, which can be plumbed to sewer, septic, or holding tanks. Connect to your own electrical supply to enjoy air conditioning and water-resistant fluorescent lighting. Keep the fun going longer with portable showers.

Find the ideal portable shower trailer for your needs by exploring the various options Anderson provides. Enjoy extras like low water usage shower heads, interior lighting, and flushable toilets in your selected shower trailer.

Looking for portable shower trailers? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

Why Luxury Restroom Trailers are Great for Car Shows

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Rent Luxury Restroom Trailers for a Successful Car Show

Florida loves its car shows. Three Florida cities—Miami, Tampa, and Orlando—sit on the list of best U.S. cities for car lovers. From huge, nationally known shows, to small community fundraisers, you can find one in practically any county in the Sunshine State. Hosting a car show can bring visibility to your business or cause, uniting people from all walks of life. The key to success is good planning, which includes providing ample restrooms for patrons.

It can be easy to overlook how much the quality and availability of restrooms affects people’s experience at an event. Mess it up and they will remember your event as “that car show with the gross restrooms.” Allocate enough budget to rent luxury restroom trailers, and the investment will pay off in the following ways.

Distinguish Your Car Show from Others

When you participate in a car show, you want your ride to stand out. But as an organizer you want that thing that makes your event stand out, especially in a state with so many car and motorcycle shows. If you spring for spacious restrooms with flushing porcelain toilets, wood grain-patterned flooring, solid surface vanity tops, and paper towel and soap dispensers, those other shows with standard porta potties won’t even compare.

As with all events – know that if your attendees have to leave the property to find a clean restroom, then any money you are trying to generate is leaving with them as well.

Car Lovers Care About Customization

Car guys and gals put their hearts and souls into customizing their cars. Show them you get it. Customize your luxury restroom trailers with kitschy-cool items on the shelves or floors and maybe even some “new car smell” air freshener. For an added special touch, hire a restroom attendant to keep everything neat and tidy the entire day.

Stay Cool with Air-Conditioned Restrooms

Car show attendees walk and stand all day, often under the warm Florida sun. Air-conditioned restrooms provide a little welcome relief. When they get hot and tired, they might decide to call it a day. Then again, a few minutes to step inside, and to wash their hands using actual running water and soap, can leave a patron refreshed and ready to hang out for hours more.

Luxury Restrooms Arrive Right Alongside the Cars

When you rent luxury restrooms, they arrive on trailers just like many of those vintage and luxury cars. It’s an exciting moment when all those vehicles start rolling in! Restrooms from Anderson Rentals are easy to transport and set up. We can work with you to choose the best locations, but a good guideline is to place some at the center and around the perimeter of the event space.  The site needs only to provide a water spigot and electricity.  If a water spigot is not available for some reason, call our team and we’ll work on a solution to the problem.

A Few More Tips for Car Show Restroom Rentals

Plan ahead. The larger your event, the more lead time you will need to secure the right quantity of restrooms. We can help you calculate how many you will need based on how many attendees you expect.

Florida is Seasonal.  If you are planning your Florida event in the cooler months of spring or fall, know that many of the event organizers are also planning their events during the same time period.  Most annual event organizers are booked 4-6 months in advance of their event date.  Don’t be left out!

Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) offers recommendations for bathrooms at a car show. They say, “a nice touch is separate men’s and women’s facilities if the cost isn’t prohibitive. Don’t forget about handicap access.” And, they remind you, “Dirty or overflowing restrooms can be a real event killer.”

Anderson Rentals knows how to provide the right portable restroom to rev up any event. We can help you plan for ADA accessibility and ensure that your restrooms meet all state and local regulations. We’re located here in Florida, and we’re ready to put your car show on the road to success.

Looking for portable restroom rental and servicing? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

Four Signs It’s Time for Portable Restroom Cleaning Services

For multi-day events or construction projects, portable restrooms are a must. First, you need to find the right vendor from whom to rent, but it’s even more important to order the correct quantity and to get them serviced regularly. Find out why you should seek a trustworthy, knowledgeable portable restroom cleaning service for your event or job site.  Remember: you get what you pay for.  So, if clean reliable service is a concern, you don’t want the lowest bidder.

Why  Servicing is Necessary

Event Organizers: Know that if people are leaving your event to find a restroom, then so too is their money!  Portable restrooms are a practical solution for outdoor events or activities in locations where plumbing is under construction or unavailable. They can stay in one place for long stretches of time—but only if the proper quantity of portables is provided along with the proper service frequency.  The servicing of a portable restroom includes cleaning, sanitizing and restocking it.

Nobody wants to use an unpleasant restroom. You’re likely to hear complaints if users find that a portable restroom smells strongly or runs out of toilet paper. What is worse, users could be subjected to significantly more germs in a neglected restroom. If you host an event or manage a job site, you have a responsibility for the health and safety of the guests.  You must also comply with Florida health codes. Our staff can help to ensure you have an adequate number of portables and service(s).

How Often is Service needed?

Special Events: When you rent portable restrooms or Restroom trailers, the agreement will indicate how many times they will be serviced during the event. The portable restrooms are delivered fully ready for use the first event day.  For events lasting 2-7 days, your servicing schedule should be daily (usually beginning the morning following the first event day). The second consideration is the number of guests you expect each day. Usually, it is safe to consider one portable for every 100 (max.) people for an 8 hr day.  And know that events selling large quantities of beer will need to plan on one portable per 75 people. In either case, you can help by providing accurate projections for how many people will use the restrooms. Check your rental agreement to see whether you can adjust the frequency if you need to. Consideration should be used for adding both handicap accessible portables and portable handwash sinks.

Construction sites or other ‘monthly’ use locations: Portables for monthly use should have one portable per 20 people per 5-day work week, for an 8-hr day. Services are primarily scheduled either once or twice weekly. Remember, it is always cheaper to order my portables than to have a smaller number of portables serviced more frequently.

Three Signs It’s Time to Get Your Portable Restrooms Serviced

These are the things to keep an eye on when renting portable restrooms for an extended time.

  1. Odor: Maintaining portable restrooms is simply good customer service. The first sign you may be due for a service is that your users are complaining. If someone speaks up, especially about the smell, address their concerns right away. Portable restrooms should come with deodorizer to cut down on odor. If you notice the odor increasing significantly, the restroom probably needs servicing.
  2. Toilet tissue is out: Naturally, when any supplies run out, you will want to get them replaced. Above, we mentioned toilet paper and hand sanitizer. If you rent portable sinks for handwashing, this may also include water, soap, and paper towels. Remember, if toilet tissue runs out (assuming it has not been stolen) – you don’t need more tissue, you need more portables!
  3. Cleanliness: Surfaces, including the floors, walls, doors, toilet seats, and urinals should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. When you notice any of these looking particularly dirty, your servicing team can put things back in order.

The Four Steps to Servicing Portable Restrooms

Your servicing company should perform the following four tasks.

  1. Evacuate waste from the holding tanks.
  2. Charge the unit by adding a deodorant to reduce bacteria and odor.
  3. Scrub the walls and significant points of contact including floors, toilet seats, and urinals.
  4. Restock supplies such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, soap, and paper towels.

Before you sign a service agreement, confirm that your vendor will follow these steps.

Count on Anderson Rentals for all your portable restroom needs—servicing as well as rental. Anderson Rentals not only provides several types of portable toilets but also professionally services them.

Looking for portable restroom rental and servicing? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

A Wedding Planner’s Guide to Portable Restroom Rentals for Weddings

Restrooms might not be the first thing on your list when planning an outdoor wedding. It’s more fun to choose flowers, dresses, and a cake. However, the availability of clean, comfortable restrooms can make or break the experience of your wedding guests. After the reception, you want them talking about the beautiful setting and bride, not how long they waited in line for a less-than-beautiful bathroom.

Whether you’re planning your own wedding or the big day for your son, daughter, or BFF, learn what you need to know about porta potty rentals for weddings.

Does Your Wedding Require Portable Restrooms?

Whether you dream of an intimate wedding at your family home or a lavish garden party at a park, you need a place for guests to… you know.

First, let’s talk about a home wedding. Don’t torture the existing bathrooms in the house. Having people in and out can create unease for the homeowner—even if that’s you. Worst case scenario, you could wind up with a disastrous clog that ruins your whole wedding.  A septic tank for a 3 bedroom house is designed to support 6-8 people.  A septic tank can fail when a party of 50-100 people show up for 4-6 hours.

If you get married outdoors, bathrooms are a must. Don’t rely on public restrooms in a park or at the beach. They may be badly managed and, in some cases, people other than your guests may have access. That’s just awkward.

Think about how many trailer stalls you need and where to position the trailer. A rough guideline is one toilet stall per 100 guests (or one portable toilet per 75 guests). With our wide selection, you can choose from trailers with three to 13 stalls.

Work Them into Your Wedding Budget

Put restroom rentals on your list of needs right from the start. Just as you budget for your venue, catering, photography, and other necessities, budget for portable restrooms. If you’re lucky enough to have family contributing to wedding costs, discuss all the amenities you need with everyone involved. Help everyone understand the vital importance of clean, comfortable restrooms for your wedding guests.

Choosing the Right Type of Portable Restrooms for Weddings

Keep the magic of your wedding alive even when guests take a potty break. The last thing you want are grossed-out guests. Look for luxury amenities like fully operational plumbing, ventilation systems, air conditioning, and running water. Wedding planners recommend adding personal touches, like flowers or shrubs to mask the outside and small decorative touches inside. Martha Stewart Weddings even suggests hiring a restroom attendant for an added touch of elegance.

Order Your Portable Restrooms in Plenty of Time

Don’t get caught ordering portable restrooms for your wedding when it’s already too late. In Florida, demand peaks during the cooler months of spring and fall, especially in March and October. You’ll also need to allow more time for larger restroom trailers. Asa general rule of thumb, you should order these at least one to three months in advance, depending on the size of your wedding.

Get Advice on Choosing the Right Portable Restrooms

We get it; renting portable restrooms isn’t something you do every day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options and to have a lot of questions. We’ve been in this business for more than 50 years, so we’ve seen it all. We want your wedding day to go off without a hitch, so let us guide you to the right choices.

If you’re planning a wedding, it’s time to plan for your wedding restroom needs. Explore your options for the right quantity and the most comfortable options to match the special day you envision. Portable restrooms may not sound glamorous, but they can save you a lot of hassle.

Say “I do” to elegant restroom options. Tell us a little about your wedding and we’ll help you choose the right portable restroom trailer to make your special day a success.

Lakeland’s Best Portable Restroom Services

When it comes to portable restrooms rental, Anderson Rentals Inc. is Lakeland, Florida’s trusted source. Next to Lake Mirror Park and the beautiful downtown Lakeland, Anderson Rentals is one of the hidden gems of Polk County! Continue reading to learn about our experience in Lakeland.

Local Expertise

Our team has worked in the Lakeland community for over 30 years.   In our time here, we’ve provided portable restroom solutions and shower trailers with a smile to so many happy customers.  There is no shortage in variety of the types of events we’ve provided restroom solutions too! Brides have trusted us for their wedding receptions, event planners have hired our services for their large festivals, and numerous construction projects have asked us to provide their workers with cleanly portable restrooms and shower trailers.   Note: we are a past supplier to one of the largest special events in the country: the Sun N Fun, Lakeland Air Show.

The Preferred Rental Choice in Lakeland

Each year, the Sun ‘n Fun organization puts on an event called the EAA Fly-In. This event takes place at the Lakeland Airport and is the 2nd largest event in North America. Each year, thousands of guest’s flock to Lakeland to experience the best collection of planes there is to see. For 5 years Anderson Rentals was trusted as their designated portable restroom supplier, working closely to develop restroom solutions that were tailored to fit this huge event.

Portable Restrooms in Lakeland

On your hunt for portable restroom options in Lakeland, there are a few things to keep in mind. Some companies boast low prices – but what about the quality of their services? Choosing the right providers is important because a poorly coordinated and unkept restroom area can mean disaster for your event. At Anderson Rentals, we provide the people of Lakeland with affordable rentals that are second to none in reliability, quality, and professionalism. Our experts will work with you to plan the number of restrooms needed to keep your guests happy during your event.

Whether it’s a large camping trip at the Saddle Creek Campground, a beautiful wedding at Haus 820, or an event at the Polk Museum of Art; our expertise and well-maintained portable restrooms are sure to impress guests! For quality that’s second to none, trust the team at Anderson Rentals.

Looking for portable restroom rentals? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

When’s the Best Time to Order Portable Restrooms or a Restroom Trailer(s) Before Your Event?

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When ordering portable restrooms for your event, timing is everything.  The changing of the seasons brings with it increased demands for rentals. This is because when the weather is nice during Spring and Fall, people want to be outside enjoying events like festivals, carnivals, and even outdoor weddings. When planning your next event, keep these things in mind to ensure you’re able to get the port-o-potties you need.

The Busy Times

As mentioned earlier, Spring and Fall are usually the busiest times for portable toilet rental companies, especially March and October. That means lower inventories are available during these two months and that it’s more likely for things to sell out more quickly. Planning in advance is essential to securing the portable toilets needed for success.

One important thing to keep in mind is college football games are in season during the Fall. For our customers in Orlando, that means October is especially a hard time to find rentals. Our recommendation is to pre-plan as soon as you have the date and time of your event to avoid frustration.

Planning Your Potties

The first thing you must do is determine how many portable restrooms you’ll need for your event. Depending on how many you need, the amount of time in advance you order them matters.

Small Events (Requiring 1-10 Portable Restrooms)

When hosting a smaller event, it likely you’ll trust standalone portable restroom to get the job done. You can order the exact number of these you need for an event and there is typically a larger inventory of these. When ordering for a small event, we suggest calling us at least 2 weeks in advance but we suggest a month during the busier times of the year. A small event would be one with 1-20 portable restrooms.

Medium Events  (Requiring 10-30 Portable Restrooms and/or a Restroom Trailer)

Medium-sized events need a larger number of standalone restrooms or a mix of trailers and portable restrooms. Because of this, we suggest ordering at least two months in advance.

Large Events (Requiring Greater than 30 Portables and/or a Restroom Trailer)

For large events, you’ll most likely need to order restroom trailers to accommodate the number of guests you’ll have. There are typically less of these in stock than our smaller models, so we suggest ordering these at least 3 months in advance.

Please remember that March and October are the ‘high’ season for Florida.

Knowing when to order your portable restrooms can be a challenge, but always remember that the earlier the better. Avoid the frustrations of not being able to get the resource you need for that special event you’ve been planning. Contact the potty professionals at Anderson Rentals today!

Portable Restrooms: We’ve Seen It All

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At Anderson Rentals, Inc. we know that working with portable restrooms isn’t all milk and honey. As is true in any industry, things don’t always go as planned. What’s important is that no matter what situation presents itself, our team members are ready to take the challenges head-on.

Storms vs. Portable Restrooms

Hurricanes and port-o-potties don’t always mix well. That’s because the high winds can create flying debris or even airborne portable restrooms if the proper measures aren’t taken to secure them. So of course, our team has seen our fair share of storm-struck potties. After a large hurricane hit a Florida town, we had to pull multiple portables out of an alligator-infested lake for one of our customers. Following a separate hurricane, a few of our portables ended up swimming with the fishes in the Indian River – graffitied and airborne from a combination of high wind speeds and vandalization. Oh, and did we mention the twister? Our team has had to pull a portable out of the top of a pine tree after a tornado picked up the portable and sent it airborne!

When Nature Calls

Mother nature has thrown us her fair share of non-storm related horrors too. We’re no stranger to dealing with creepy crawlies. On multiple occasions, we’ve found snakes in and under our portable toilets when cleaning and removing them. Some of our crew members have also been greeted by skunks when servicing restrooms. And the most notable of all, when purchasing several hundred portables to add to our fleet we were met by a cottonmouth snake hiding underneath the very last one we moved.

Success Doesn’t Always Come Easily

It’s not all about flying potties and lurking wildlife, working in the portable restroom industry has some great aspects too. One thing we’re particularly proud of is our contract with the UCF Football team in Orlando. Over the years we’ve had this contract on and off many times, sometimes losing it to other companies promising lower rates. But in the end, our quality is what reigns supreme and is the reason UCF has chosen to have us take over their portable restroom needs.

It’s a Learning Process

In our 50 years in business, we’ve worked with all types of equipment and learned by trial and error what works best. We’re currently very proud of the equipment we use, especially our truck fleet and the onsite staff who manages it. You can catch us riding in style down the streets of Orlando, Tampa and the rest of Central Florida touting our orange and grey trucks to match our portable restrooms!

With over 50 years in the industry, you could say that we’ve seen it all. No matter what life throws your way, you can find peace knowing our team is ready to assist in any situation – big, small, or strange.

Looking for portable restroom rentals? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!