5 Key Tips for Portable Restroom Rentals

Planning an event and need portable restrooms? From selecting the right type of portable restroom to estimating the number of units and managing costs, we’ve got you covered. At Kerkstra, we are committed to supporting you at every step with advice and comprehensive resources to provide the perfect solution for your event. Here’s all the critical info you need about porta-potty rentals for your next outdoor event to ensure you have enough of the right kind of portable bathrooms:


The first step is determining what type of restroom you want and need; there are a variety of portable toilet options to choose from. At Kerkstra, we offer many options under both our luxury restrooms and our standard portable restrooms. These units all contain the essentials—a regular toilet, urinal, and wall-mounted hand sanitizer. However, depending on the unit, they may also contain minor upgrades like ground-level access, additional space, or a mini-sink.

If you want something a little more classy for your event, luxury portable restroom trailers offer significant upgrades. These units are perfect for outdoor events like weddings, black-tie events, fundraisers, and corporate retreats. They come with amenities like climate-controlled interiors, running water, lighting, wooden cabinetry, large mirrors, and homey décor accents.


Guest size, the type of event, and the landscape will all factor into where and how many portable toilets you will need. Events with portable toilets spread out over a wider area will need more bathrooms to accommodate guests and avoid long lines. Therefore, you should have a sense of where you will put units before trying to decide how many you will need. If you need help figuring this out, you can ask an experienced portable toilet supplier for recommendations.


The more people attending and the longer duration of the event, the more bathrooms you’ll need. But for people looking for a specific number, use this handy chart to estimate how many units you’ll need. Generally, you’ll want 1 unit for every 50 attendees for every 3 hours of event time. However, as events get larger and longer, the estimate can change slightly. Check out our event planning chart for more information!


When assessing portable restroom service providers, start by asking if they have units available for your specific date. If you still need to set a date for your event, you can ask us about potential dates. You can also inquire about general availability during busy months. 


If you have a set budget, ask your portable toilet company for tips on maximizing it. They may suggest ways to reduce vendor costs or offer similar services at a better price. Adjusting the number of rental units or the rental duration can significantly impact the final cost. If you’re early in the planning process and unsure about the rental budget, a good provider can give you a ballpark estimate to help you plan more effectively.

Are you looking to rent portable restrooms for an upcoming event? Look no further! Kerkstra Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury portable restrooms for all the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!