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!

Best Spots to Place Your Portable Restroom for Events

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So, you’ve decided how many restrooms you’ll need for your event, but where will you put them? When placing your portable restrooms, it’s essential to keep functionality and guest comfort in mind. Use these tips to help you determine the best placement for your portable restroom.  The last thing anyone wants is for a guest to trip or twist an ankle on a rock, stick or depression when exiting the portable.

Stay Grounded for Safety

This one is crucial. Placing your portable restroom on level ground is essential to the safety and comfort of your guests. Placing the rental on irregular ground can cause tipping and wobbling for guests – making for an unpleasant experience.

Near Concessions

It is usually best to have the portables in plane site.    Placing your portable restrooms near concessions is a concern unless there is some distance between them. Your porta-potties don’t need to be right by where food and drinks are being served but should be located within a short walking distance to avoid discomfort for guests.

Check the Weather

Is there a possibility for high wind during your event?  If so, we suggest placing the portables in groups, back-to-back, for added stability in high winds.  Otherwise, we recommend securing your rentals by placing them along a wall or other structure. This will prevent it from catching wind and shaking, or even worse becoming airborne! It’s also important to check for rain and ensure that the ground you place your portable restroom on won’t become a large puddle or surrounded by standing water if a downpour occurs.

Choose a Central Location

Who likes walking around frantically looking for a restroom? Likely, not your guests. That’s why you should look to place portable restrooms somewhere that can be easily seen and found. At the same time, you don’t want your portable restroom to be the focal point of your event.  That’s why we suggest central placement in the middle and scattered along the edges of your venue.

Keep It Accessible

Accessibility is key to a good portable restroom placement. Not only do you want to make sure guests can easily get to the location, but it’s also important to make sure our drivers can deliver and pickup safely (without getting stuck, falling into an unmarked septic tank, etc).

Next time you’re planning an event, use these tips to ensure the safety and happiness of event goers. Still have questions? When you choose Anderson Rentals Inc. for your portable restroom rental, you get our team of experienced experts too! Our team can advise you on the best placement for your rentals.

Looking for a luxury restroom trailer for your next event? Contact Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

What Size Shower Trailer Rental Is Right for Me?

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If you’re hosting an event or have a large job that requires shower facilities, you may be asking yourself “what size show trailer rental do I need?”. Use this guide to learn about the multiple shower trailer sizes available to rent, and which types of events each are perfect for.

8-Stall Combination Bathroom & Shower Trailer – 28′

Whether you’re going to be hosting a large campout or need facilities for fairground of concert workers, the 8-stall combination restroom and shower trailer is a great solution. This combo trailer gives you the option to set up as many of the 8-stalls as either showers or restrooms, whichever best suits your needs.

10-Stall Shower Trailer – 28′

The 10-stall shower trailer is ideal for large events like air shows and concerts. With 10 shower heads, this trailer keeps lines moving even on the busiest days. Renters have the option of dividing the trailer with a partition to create 2 rooms with 5 shower stalls each.

26-Stall Shower Trailer – 40′

The 26-stall shower trailer is the largest mobile shower trailer we have available. If your planning for a multi-day festival, this is the solution for your needs. No matter how busy peak time is at your event, the size of this trailer allows it to reduce wait times and keep event goers and staff happy. This particular shower trailer comes with the option to have 1 large 26 stall room or 2 smaller rooms with 12 and 14 stalls – all depending on your unique needs.

28- Stall Shower Trailer – 60′

For events of extra-large proportions, the 28-stall shower trailer is the best option. This includes multi-day festivals (think Coachella, Burning Man etc.) and large camping events. This shower trailer comes fit with a 2-gender configuration, helping to alleviate long lines and serve more users at a time.

30-Stall Shower Trailer – 44′

Our largest shower trailer available is the 30-stall shower trailer. Although they are popular for big festivals, they are also ideal for large storm relief crews. This trailer comes in two different options, depending on what suits your needs best:

  • 2 room configuration: 12 stalls on one side and 20 stalls in the other with no sinks.
  • 2 room configuration: 10 stalls and 4 sinks in one side and 15 stalls and 8 sinks in the other.

If you have an extra-large event or job, the 30-stall shower trailer is a great way to eliminate the need for multiple shower trailers.

Next time you need to rent a shower trailer for an event, be sure to choose the option that will best suit your needs. It’s important to consider possible wait times that your customers or workers may have to deal with depending on the size and number of trailers you rent. If you still have questions on what size would be best for you, the team at Anderson Rentals is here to help.

Need to find the right size shower trailer for your next event? Contact Anderson Rentals today!

What Size Roll-off is Right for Me?

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Utilizing a roll-off dumpster is a great way to easily dispose of debris. This can be at construction job sites or home sites: when cleaning out garages or taking down trees. Choosing the proper size roll-off can save you money and prevent frustrations later in your project. Keep in mind that we mostly have 20-yd dumpsters and our pricing is based mostly upon the ’20s as most customers find the best value in this size.

Are you asking yourself what size roll-off you’ll need for your next project? If you’re unsure, the experts at Anderson Rentals have the solution for you! Read this guide to help you determine what size roll-is right for the job.

10-Yard Roll-offs

If you’re taking on a smaller, weekend project, then a 10-yard roll-off could be perfect for you. 10-yard roll-offs are the ideal size for short-term projects like the renovation of a bathroom or other small rooms, garage clean-outs, and concrete removals to name a few. These roll-offs can hold up to 4 tons or equivalent to 3 pickup truck loads worth of items.

20-Yard Roll-offs

Our best value, 20-yard roll-offs are the most popular size among both contractors and homeowners since they offer a happy median in terms of proportions. Simply said, they are usually just right. This size roll-off is good for bigger jobs, like home remodels, deck removals, large landscaping projects, new roof installations and more! 20-yard roll-offs can hold up to 10 tons, or 6 pick-up truck loads worth of waste.  The 20-yd cans are typically the maximum size cans when moving concrete or dirt, due to truck weight restrictions.

30-Yard Roll-offs

Bigger is NOT always better unless you are dealing with bulky/light debris (trees, tree roots, large garage/home clean outs, or bulky lumber job sites.)  30-yard roll-offs will be your best option (not for dirt or concrete loads). Typically, during a home addition or building demolition construction companies and contractors will choose this option. 10 tons, or 9 pickup truck loads, can easily fit into one of these receptacles.


What is a Pull?  A ‘pull’ is when the truck comes to pick up the dumpster and take it to the landfill for disposal.  A Pull & Return, is when the customer wants it back to put more debris into a second dumpster.  And a Final, is when we pull it and do not return it.

Disposal Fee: the dollar rate per ton we charge back to the customer based upon the landfill disposal fee per ton and the debris type disposed (construction waste, roofing, yard waste, etc).  Every municipality charges differently.

*Minimum Usage Fee: when a dumpster customer completes a pull within 28 days of delivery – there is NO minimum usage fee.  When a customer keeps a dumpster for greater than 28 days with no pulls, the customer is charged a minimum usage fee.

Having a roll-off dumpster at your next job site will create an easy means of waste disposal and help make your project a success. Next time you’re asking yourself, “what size roll-off dumpster is right for me?”, be sure to reference this guide to help you determine what size will work best for your needs.

Need a roll-off dumpster for your next project? Contact the team at Anderson Rentals Inc. today!

The 5 Best Things About Renting a Luxury Restroom Trailer

Luxury restroom trailers have all the functionality and comfort of your restrooms at home, while providing multiple restrooms at a lower cost. So, what kind of amenities can you expect? Here are 5 of the most loved features of luxury restroom trailers:

Feel the Breeze

Especially for those events held in Florida, air conditioning is a nice perk to offer your festival or event-goers. Think of the restroom trailer as a sanctuary for guests, where they can escape the heat and take a moment to breathe.

Wash Up

Who likes to leave the bathroom feeling unclean? Having hot and cold running water gives guests the ability to wash their hands and freshen up after a long day of festival going. Much like your restroom at home, luxury restroom trailers come with a full sink and customizable water temperatures.

Always Flush

Luxury restroom trailers come decked out with a fully operational plumbing system. So basically, this portable restroom gives guest the ability to flush after use. As with many standard restrooms, the luxury restroom trailer discretely removes waste making for a more pleasant experience for the next guest.

What’s That Smell?

Our luxury restroom trailers also come with a ventilation and exhaust system to further eliminate any of the usual portable restroom odors that can be present.

Decked Out

29' 10-stall Satellite trailer Interior from anderson rentals

Luxury restroom trailers are not only functionable, they can be fashionable too. Many of our trailers now come with interior “mariner” décor that is very pleasing.   A luxury trailer adds an element of ambiance to your guest’s restroom experience.  Of course, the customer can always add additional decorations such as (shelf/floor)(interior/exterior) plants and/or flowers to personalize the restroom to fit your event if you so choose.


Using the bathroom at an event can be just like going at home with a luxury restroom trailer. At Anderson Rentals, we supply many different sized restroom trailers, including (Qty. two)  10-stall and (Qty. three)  3-stall luxury restroom trailers to provide you with all the amenities you love. When it comes to choosing bathroom options, the choice is clear: luxury restroom trailers are the way to go!  (Note: we also carry Shower trailers as well.)

Looking for a luxury restroom trailer for your next event? Contact Anderson Rentals. today!

4 Ways Restroom Trailers Improve the Festival Experience

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It’s that time of year again! The weather is cool and people want to enjoy time outside, especially at music and food festivals. If you’re planning a festival of your own, there is one thing that often gets overlooked: restrooms. While standard portable restrooms can get the job done, restroom trailers can be a great way to elevate your event. Here are 4 reasons why a restroom trailer could be the solution for your festival planning:


Cleanliness is next to godliness, and your festival attendees will appreciate a nice cool and clean place to go. Normally, portable restrooms sit out in the direct sunlight for many hours, which can lead to unsatisfactory odors and a general “unclean” feeling. Unlike regular portables, restroom trailers feature air conditioning and a ventilation system that is great for eliminating odors and making your guests feel comfortable.


Having access to clean restrooms keeps your guest onsite and happy.  No one likes waiting in line for the bathroom when they could be seeing their favorite band play. Long wait times are a pain point that restroom trailers can help to alleviate. Because they feature multiple stalls, it is easier to get guests in and out to keep lines moving. Keep in mind that if your guest leaves the property to go find a restroom, your revenues are leaving too.

Quality Experience

Restroom trailers show your festival go-ers that you are committed to quality. Trailers provide your attendees with all the amenities of home and provide a sanctuary from being outdoors for long periods of time. Flushable toilets, sinks with running water, Air conditioning, and lighting for your guests are just some of the great features to enjoy.

Cost Effective

Depending on the size of your event, a restroom trailer could be a great way to save some money. Restroom trailers have multiple stalls, usually anywhere from 3-13, and can reduce the need for numerous standalone portable toilets at your event. Again, if your event guests leave the property, so does your revenues.   Having restrooms available for your guests keeps them on property and happy.

When planning your next event, don’t flush out the possibility of a restroom trailer. The cleanliness, availability, quality experience and cost-effectiveness of restroom trailers can be an easy way to elevate your next festival. To find the restroom trailer that’s right for your needs, contact Anderson Rentals today. Our team of potty experts can help find the right product for your needs.

For information on restroom trailer rentals, contact Anderson Rentals, Inc. today!

Keeping Your Portable Restroom Safe this Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season is a portable restroom’s worst enemy. Due to the high winds that come along with hurricanes, unless the proper steps are taken to secure a unit there can be great damage to your rental. Read on for Anderson Rentals’ guide on why it’s important for you to secure your portable toilet rental, tips for keeping it safe, and when to expect your service to resume in the event of a major storm.

Why It’s Important

Two reasons: You are protecting the portable from receiving physical damage and/or causing physical damage to another property. Also, you are securing the portable in order to have it for use immediately after the storm. Failing to secure a portable toilet before a hurricane can have serious implications. If the wind catches inside of the unit, it can send the portable toilet flying 50’ in the air. While this sounds like a funny phenomenon, it can create serious damage to surrounding properties or individuals. Typically, when a contractor rents a unit it becomes their responsibility to make sure that it is secured – meaning that if damages are incurred the contractor is held liable.

What You Can Do

Prepping for the storm is the best way to avoid damages to portable toilets. There are a variety of things you can do before the storm hits to help secure your rental and keep it from becoming airborne. One of the most effective ways to secure your rental and have it available for use after the storm is to bring your portable toilet into a garage and weigh it down or face it towards an inside wall, but we know that’s not always plausible. If that option isn’t available, you can try these tips:

  • Move the portable to an exterior wall on the leeward side of the building.
  • Tie the door of your rental shut to reduce damage and keep it from flying.
  • Tie the toilet to a tree, telephone pole or dumpster with the door facing the tree
  • Lay the portable down on the ground, on top of its door to help prevent wind from getting inside. Weigh it down using sandbags or other heavy materials.
  • If at a worksite, park your construction equipment around the unit to form a barrier

After the storm has made its way through the area, we advise putting some water in the rental until we can safely come out to service it. In securing your unit proactively, when the storm passes it will be easier for your unit to be serviced and running again!

When to Expect Resumed Service

After the storm passes, notify Anderson Rentals of any damages, and we will work to replace your rental as soon as we can!

The severity of damages created from the storm can affect how quickly our team can get back on the road to service units, but we are committed to serving your needs as soon as we can. It is also important to remember that when we resume our clean up routes, we may not be able to get to every unit right away, as cleanup and restoration crews can sometimes block the way.

Never forget the importance of securing your portable restroom rental before a hurricane hits your area. Keep these tips in mind the next time you are facing a storm to help you secure your portable restroom rental, while also keeping area property(ies) safe as well.

For information on rentals, contact Anderson Rentals today!

What You Need to Know Before Renting Portable Restrooms


Considering a portable restroom or sink for your next special event? What about how many you might need? How many sinks per restroom is appropriate? Are all portable restrooms wheelchair accessible? These questions can sometimes be tricky to answer, but they are necessary for planning a successful event. We provide tips below to know when a portable restroom or sink may be required, and the regulations surrounding wheelchair accessible restrooms for your next special event.

When Should I Get a Portable Restroom for My Event?

If you’re looking for a portable restroom, you can choose between standalone portable restrooms or a restroom trailer. Standalone restrooms work well for most all events as the organizer can order exactly the number of portables needed for the expected attendance with the appropriate handicap accessible portables and portable sinks. Alternatively, a Restroom trailer may better suit your needs For events with a more upscale appeal When

determining how many restrooms you may need, don’t forget the golden rule: for every 50 people at your event you should typically have at least 1 restroom available. Check out our guide for more information on determining how many restrooms you may need.

How Many Wheelchair Accessible Bathrooms Do I Need?

There are certain regulations put into place by the ADA concerning the need for wheelchair accessible portable restrooms. Generally, we suggest 1 handicapped portable for every 20 standard portables. As well, if you choose to order a restroom trailer for your event, you must also have a handicap accessible restroom trailer or portable handicap – to ensure that all your attendees are receiving equal treatment. It is also important to ensure that the placements of these restrooms are easily accessible and that users won’t have to step on a curb to access them.

Should I Rent Portable Sinks for My Event?

Portable sinks provide a hand-washing facility that acts as the first line of defense against the spread of germs. These portable sinks are especially important if you are holding an event where food and drink are involved. Not only is it important for a successful event, but in Florida, it is required for portable sinks to be present at all events. For determining how many portable sinks you may need, remember this rule of thumb: 1 portable sink for every 10 standard portables.

When planning your next event, don’t forget about the importance of portable restrooms and sinks for your guests. With the addition of these necessities, you can greatly improve the quality of your event and exceed any expectations regarding sanitary needs. For your portable restroom or sink needs choose Anderson Rentals, because we go where you go.

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How Many Portable Restrooms Will I Need For My Event?

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Whether you’re planning an intimate outdoor wedding or a large outdoor music festival, there’s one important question every event planner has to ask: How many portable restrooms do I need

Our portable restroom usage chart gives a basic breakdown of determining the number of portable restrooms needed at a special event. Please keep in mind that certain factors may skew this chart. Below is a list of questions to consider when determining your final numbers.

Will alcohol be served?

If alcohol is being served at your event, we recommend adding an additional 15-20% to the total number of portable restrooms needed for your event.

Are you serving food?

State regulations require that portable restrooms and hand washing facilities be setup in areas around but not immediately adjacent to food service areas. The quantity for the portable restrooms and hand washing facilities may be based on state, county or local regulations. Food prep and service areas may have special requirements; hand washing facilities for these areas can not be simple hand sanitizers due to the food handling. Contact your local health department for additional information on these requirements.  If you’re hosting a wedding or something more formal than a backyard party, you could check out our deluxe trailers with wood trim. These are perfect for upscale events, where guests expect a little more out of the facilities.

Are there any additional permanently built restrooms available on site?

Any available on-site or permanently built restrooms on the event property should be considered based upon the number of people these facilities are designed to accommodate. You will want to check the shape that on-site restrooms are in. If they’re not up to your standards or if they are too far away from the event, you will want to rely on portable restrooms.

Who’s Coming to the Event?

It is important to consider your guests when planning the type and number of portables. Kids, and especially infants, will have different needs than adults. If you have a large number of older people at the event, many of them might need more accessible restrooms. If that is the case, you will want to go beyond the minimum requirement from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and get more ADA Accessible Restrooms.

How large is the event space?

If event space is a problem for a large quantity of portables, then perhaps an alternative to reducing the number of portables is an increase in the service/cleaning of the portables during the day of the event. If the units are serviced twice during each day of the event, you can cut the number required in half. If the portable restrooms are serviced three times in a day, you can cut it to a third. You may have to pay a premium for the additional services but when the choice is more parking for paying patrons or more portable toilets the additional business could be worth the expense.

It’s also important to note that our air conditioned restroom trailers can substitute for up to 30 portable restrooms. Consider a combination of the two. A few portables placed near the trailers allow for shorter lines, especially for those who may have an urgent need! A few portables placed strategically near parking areas are always appreciated as well.

Our air conditioned restroom trailers also make a great all-in-one package for intimate gatherings, such as a wedding or outdoor party.

Still have questions? We’re happy to help. Contact us today at 1-800-553-2213 and we can design a custom portable restroom plan that’s the right fit for your event’s needs.