Renting GAP Compliant Restrooms

As West Michigan’s premier portable toilet supplier, we rent GAP compliant restrooms to area farms. Our agricultural port a potties come fully stocked with everything your farming operation needs to ensure GAP practices are being followed. Find out more:

What is GAP?

 

GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and as the name would imply, it outlines a set of best practices for growers and handlers to minimize food contamination. These practices include following sanitation protocols after eating or using the bathroom, as well as other measures.

While GAP specifications can vary by state or by crop, all regulations are centered around the idea of preventing food contamination to keep consumers safe. Preventing the contamination in the first place is much cheaper and more effective than trying to remove contaminants later.
These practices also try to improve resource use on farms, enhance crop quality, and improve conditions for workers.

GAP-Specific Portable Restrooms

Our portable restrooms prepare farms for GAP inspections by documenting emergency spill response plans, including signage in English and Spanish, and keeping a detailed service record. All units are stocked with unscented soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels. The units are routinely maintained to keep them clean and safe for use by employees.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Music Festival Edition

In this edition of Potty Like a Rockstar, we’re talking about your restroom options when it comes to hosting live music. Whether it’s a single concert, weekend or week-long music festival, or an ongoing concert series, we have the portable toilets needed to give guests an effective place to do their business. While most concert goers simply expect to see a line of porta potties, there are far more options available for concerts! Let’s take a look at how portable bathrooms can benefit your music event:

Keep Musicians Happy


Provide artists with the amenities that they want while performing by using luxury restroom trailers to give them a comfortable place to use the restroom, get ready, and freshen up. While bigger name musicians will likely travel with their own buses, openers and additional performers will rely on the organizer to provide the luxuries that they would have at a traditional indoor venue. Utilizing luxury portable restrooms provides top-flight amenities for artists anywhere where you want them, which is crucial for outdoor music events that have stages spread over a wide area. These units can either supplement artists’ buses or replace them onsite to provide bathroom options.

Give Guests the VIP Experience

Concert planners are always looking for ways to distinguish ticket levels so that they can increase profit margins. Adding unlimited usage of a luxury restroom to the lineup of VIP experience features is a great way to wow ticket holders. These bathrooms are even more spectacular when used in conjunction with VIP lounges or bar areas for guests. Set your event apart by providing the kinds of amenities that will stun attendees who are willing to pay more for an enhanced experience.

Charge Extra for Premium Features

Another way to boost event revenue is to charge for a la carte items like access to shower trailers. These added revenue opportunities are great for music events where attendees are camping. Giving people a way to get clean is an opportunity that many attendees will jump at when given the chance, even for an added fee. Some music venues even find that they make more money on shower access than they do on campsite fees or music access tickets because attendees may use them several times throughout the event.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

4 Reasons Experienced Event Planners Always Choose Kerkstra

Looking for a portable restroom supplier for your next event? Look no further! There’s a reason that the area’s top event planners choose Kerkstra for their outdoor functions. Actually, there are four reasons:

  • Customizable Options

Our wide variety of porta potty and portable restroom options allow for effective customization. Choose as many or as few as you’d like and save on your rental by scaling up your rental needs. We have elegant luxury restroom trailers that range in size from 2-stall to 10-stall varieties to suit any size event. Mix and match to get the right combination for your needs. We can deliver multiple trailers and types of toilets to accommodate specific needs. For instance, for a local half and full-marathon race we delivered a bank of standard porta potty units, several accessible units, and a couple luxury restroom trailers. General spectators could use the portable toilets while the top ranked runners were given access to the restroom trailers to get changed and gear up for the race.

  • Availability

Our large fleet of portable toilet solutions enables us to have better availability than other suppliers even during the busy summer months. This means that you won’t have to compromise on getting the right units for your event or consider moving the date. We can deliver and service the units you want when you want them. And if you reserve a trailer with us and something unforeseen happens, we’ll make it right to provide the best possible customer service.

  • Timely Delivery

You won’t have to guess when your units will show up (or if they’ll show up at all). When you rent with Kerkstra, our experienced restroom pros will get your units there on time. When the portable toilets or trailers you rented show up, they will be clean, well-maintained, and fully stocked. This means you won’t have to wait for our team to show up to get your event underway.

  • Professionalism

Timely delivery is only one of the factors that makes up our professionalism. We show up on time and do our job with a smile. We love the work we do because it means that we get to be a part of wonderful events and meet great people. We take pride in our work and will make it our mission to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch. Find out why we get so much repeat business from event planners.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Finding the Right Bathroom Solution for Your Winter Construction Jobsite

A construction jobsite has its own unique needs when it comes to portable toilet rentals. Couple those needs with the distinct challenges of the winter months, and you have a very specific use case scenario. Using just any portable bathroom in this instance can be foolish and even negligent. A standard porta potty may do the job just fine on the ground when no snow is present but may be entirely the wrong choice at height or where snow needs to be cleared.

Find out what the right bathroom solution is for your winter construction site:

Construction-Specific Portable Toilets

Standard construction portable restrooms have non-slip floors to keep users safe, while other types of construction bathrooms include other features like crane racks and roller casters for easy movement. Using construction-specific toilets for use on the jobsite is always the best idea because they are specifically designed to accommodate workers in safety gear on construction environments. Crane rack portable toilets can be safely hoisted to different floors using a crane without requiring any special accommodations. Similarly, roller units can be moved in freight elevators to provide access inside of active construction areas. Additionally, both these units can be moved easily to clear snow and allow for easier movement from employees and machinery.

Renting Enough Units

Getting enough units for the jobsite is one area that some managers struggle with when securing units. Renting too few units can result in workers waiting to use the bathroom or choosing to go elsewhere to do their business at a nearby public restroom, which hurts productivity and increases the likelihood of accidents. Both are productivity killers, which can delay job completions or require overtime from employees, driving up project costs.

Restroom Placement

While there may technically be the right number of units for the number of employees on the jobsite at a given time, the units may not be effectively spaced out or placed where it is convenient for workers to use them. Ensure that plenty of units are rented to avoid losing on-the-job efficiency. Keep units clear of roadways and high-traffic paths, especially when snow is expected that will need to be moved or cleared.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Where do We Go? Kerkstra Portable Restroom Service Areas Explained

Whether you’re looking for standard porta potty rentals or luxury portable restroom trailers, we have you covered! Call us today at 888-320-9992 for a quote on restrooms for your next event. Our experienced team can determine which units will be best for your event, deliver them on time, and service them professionally.

Find out which areas we service below.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Whether it’s a 2-stall mini trailer or a booming 10-stall trailer, our luxury restrooms crisscross the states surrounding the Great Lakes. We’ve serviced some of the regions best outdoor events from sports competitions and music festivals to charity events and community functions. These luxury units are aesthetically appealing and make a great addition to any event where attendees want added amenities and more space.
We service the following states with our luxury portable toilets:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

 

Porta Potties

Need one or many? We can deliver as many portable toilet units as you need! Whether it’s a park, tailgate, or community festival, we have you covered. Our units are well-maintained to ensure that they will arrive at your event in great condition, fully serviced, and ready to use comfortably.

As the region’s premier portable toilet supplier, we service the following Michigan counties with our porta johns:

  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Ionia
  • Kent
  • Muskegon
  • Ottawa
  • South Montcalm
  • South Newaygo

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Bathroom Remodel Edition

If you’ve been following our Potty Like a Rockstar series, you know that we’ve been highlighting reasons to rent luxury restroom trailers. In this edition we’re talking about bathroom remodels.

It might surprise you to learn that the winter is a great time to remodel a bathroom. Tradespeople are typically less busy during the holidays, which means that you can often complete the project faster and for less than you would at other times during the year. While you shouldn’t simply look for the lowest quote possible to do the job, contractors, electricians, and plumbers will sometimes work with you more on labor rates when they have excess capacity. Additionally, since you already have time off around the holidays, you may be able to put in some sweat equity to reduce costs. Determining which improvements you can do yourself is a great way to save money on the remodel. If your work schedule permits, you may even be able to act as the GC (general contractor) yourself to save even more. Either way, being around for part or all of the project and pitching in will make you feel more connected to the end result, like you’ve done something you can be proud of.

Since family and friends usually exchange gifts for the holidays, you can put practical items on your wish list to tie your remodel in with the holidays. Why get gifts you don’t want or need when you can ask for fixtures, flooring, decorations, or other bathroom must-haves instead?

However, if you’re going to undergo a remodel, you’ll need to plan for a backup bathroom for your family regardless of the time of the year. Any temporary bathroom you get better be climate controlled during the winter or you’ll end up with a very grumpy family! A luxury portable restroom fits the bill by offering toilets, sinks, and showers to give your family the same amenities as home with a nice, warm interior. The inside is also aesthetically appealing, providing a cozy and familiar feel for family members. Our master bathroom trailer looks great from the outside as well, which means your neighbors won’t mind seeing it for the duration of the remodel.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

5 Ways to Save Money on Portable Toilets

Looking to rent portable toilets on a budget? Here are some tips to save money on your next portable restroom rental:

  • Rent Locally

Most people think that if they use a national portable restroom service that they’ll save money because big companies can offer better rates. However, this isn’t usually the case. Large national companies typically just book rentals and then sub-contract local companies to provide the units. The result is that renters pay more for the units because the national company marks up the local company’s rental prices so that they can make a profit. That’s why it’s often less expensive to just rent from a local company directly.

  • Rent More

Volume discounts can help you save money on a per unit basis, especially when renting many of the same type of unit. This is most often the case when the truck needed to bring out portable toilets has extra capacity. Don’t be afraid to ask your portable toilet supplier if there are specific quantities that can be rented to reduce the per unit cost. This is a great way to be cost effective while minimizing lines at your event.

  • Rent Longer

Sometimes renting units for more time can substantially reduce the per day rate. This will depend on which (and how many) units are being rented, where they’re being delivered, how often they’ll need to be serviced, but keeping them longer may help provide additional value for your event.

  • Add High-Capacity Holding Tanks

Waste holding tanks can be added to increase portable toilet capacity, reducing how often they need to be emptied. Depending on the nature of your event, adding these onto existing rentals can be a smart way to reduce cost while still providing enough bathroom options for the duration of your event.

  • Shop Around

This may sound like an obvious tip, but comparison shopping is important when renting portable toilets. Keep in mind though while you shop around that you shouldn’t just be looking for the cheapest solution. Finding value is about getting the best solution for your needs at a reasonable price.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Where Can You See Kerkstra Porta Potties in Action?

Most people don’t pay much attention to portable toilets, but chances are that if you’ve been out and about enjoying the outdoors in West Michigan, you’ve probably seen our porta potties before. So, where can you spot our units? The short answer – everywhere.

Our biggest event during the busy summer season was Electric Forest (a rockin’ 8-day music festival) in Rothbury, Michigan. However, we service all types of events and location year-round! Some of our favorites include:

  • Parks – West Michigan is full of family-friendly parks, dog parks, hiking trails, nature walks, walking paths, and biking trails… and all these locations need bathrooms! The versatility of porta johns makes them an excellent restroom option for even the most remote locations. So, the next time you lace up your shoes, fill up your bike tires, or tie down your canoe, look around some of Michigan’s favorite parks for our clean portable toilets.
  • Construction Sites – We love giving back to the hardworking men and women that build and maintained our roadways. By providing well-serviced units to their jobsites, we feel like we’re doing our part to keep Michigan moving.
  • Farms and Farm Stands – There’s nothing more iconic than a small-town farm stand or u-pick patch. We offer GAAP compliant restroom solutions for growers and pickers as well as standalone portable toilets for visitors to their farms to use.
  • Marathons/Half-Marathons/5K Runs – The spirit of competition makes community races fun for participants and spectators alike. We serve these events we porta potties for attendees and restroom trailers for competitors to provide a customized solution for each race.
  • Corporate Functions – Whether it’s one of the region’s largest employers or a small neighborhood business, we can provide restrooms for any size function. Our portable bathroom trailers and porta potty units can be rented in any combination imaginable.
  • Sports Festivals – Weekend-long sports competitions bring competitors together to showcase their skills, and our units out to keep everyone game ready. Whether athletes are using the bathroom between games or changing before and after playing, our Elite Units and luxury restroom trailers are spacious and comfortable for competitors of all ages.
  • University of Michigan and Michigan State Events – Whether it’s Go Blue or Go State, we love the atmosphere of university events. We can service casual functions like game day tailgates all the way up to black tie fundraisers.
  • Music Festivals – Week-long, weekend-long, or single day music festivals need bathrooms. We can provide restrooms with or without showers to give attendees necessities so that they can enjoy their favorite bands in beautiful outdoor settings.
  • Private Residential Events – Neighborhood functions and block parties are always a good time. We regularly service holiday get-togethers throughout the summer and fall to give neighbors a convenient place to use the restroom without having to go into each other’s homes. Typically, we see the most demand for 4th of July and Halloween parties, but we’ve delivered units for everything from birthdays and weddings to retirement and funerals.
    Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Neighborhood Party Edition

If you’ve been following our Party Like a Rockstar blog series, you’ll know that we’ve been covering different events that portable toilets can be used for to have a great time outdoors. In this edition, we’re talking about neighborhood parties.

The goal of every party is to get people together to have fun. However, depending on how many neighbors you have, you may not want that much togetherness. Having everyone come inside to eat and drink and use the bathroom can be a pain. Instead, keep kids and adults outside by serving food out there and providing portable toilets nearby for everyone to use. This can be a real time-saver after the party is over because it eliminates extensive cleanup.

While regular portable toilets will do the trick, you may want to provide something nicer for guests to use to mimic the homey feel of a neighborhood party. (And depending on neighborhood ordinances and owner association rules, standard units may not be allowed anyways.) Instead, check out these great alternatives:

Elite Units

A step up from regular portable toilets, Elite Units have more spacious interiors as well as features like foot pump flushable toilets and fresh water sinks. Additionally, they come stocked with supplies like soap and hand towels to use. They also have handy extras like mirrors, shelves, coat hooks, and hand sanitizer. These additional items make the Elite Unit visually inviting, highly accommodating, and a great choice for neighborhood parties.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Luxury portable toilet trailers take portable restrooms to a whole new level. With large, climate-controlled interiors, they can be used year-round in all weather to give guests a luxurious place to use the restroom. In fact, these trailers are so nice that they are the top choice for weddings, black tie fundraisers, and other fancy events.

Restroom trailers have functional amenities like flushing toilets, sinks with hot/cold water, and well-lit interiors. However, their amenities don’t end there! Depending on the trailer, they can also have wooden cabinetry, wide vanities, large mirrors, hanging wall art, accent rugs, faux flowers, and exterior lighting.

They are also available in many different configurations to suit events of various sizes. With everything from 2-stall to 10-stall options, they can accommodate parties for up to 1,000 attendees, which means your neighborhood party will be a breeze.

Handwashing Stations

This is an often-overlooked accessory, but any party that has food (so basically, every party) can benefit from having a standalone handwashing station! Giving people a convenient place to wash their hands encourages everyone to stay clean. This is especially important for families because it gives parents an opportunity to wash kids’ hands without having to wait in line. The result is a more sanitary gathering, which is crucial when food is being cooked, serviced, and consumed.

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!

Potty Like a Rockstar – Tailgating Edition

Do you #PottyLikeARockstar? Well, we do!
In this edition of our Potty Like a Rockstar series, we’ll tell you what you need to know about renting portable restrooms for tailgating functions. Whether your tailgate is school-wide, just between some friends and family, for your whole neighborhood, or a professional event with paid admission, we’ve been a portable toilet supplier for it all! Here are your rental options for this football season:

Porta Potties

Standard portable toilets are great for two things – renting bathrooms on a budget and spacing out restrooms across a wide area. Regular porta johns are a no-frills solution to give tailgaters and party-goers the basics. Equipped with a toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer pump, these standard units can be strategically placed to give people bathroom options in many different areas, or clustered together to create a giant bank of toilets to minimize lines.

Ensure you’ll have enough porta potties for your tailgate by using our event planning chart.

Depending on the needs of your event, you can also rent elite porta potty units or accessible units to supplement your standard rentals.

Handwashing Stations

Handwashing stations are the most underutilized tailgating element that we typically see. These standalone sinks allow users to wash hands with soap and running water. These are vital to any tailgate because they provide attendees with a way to get hands thoroughly cleaned before indulging in the delicious finger foods like hotdogs, chips, and wings that are a staple of every tailgate.

Hand sanitizer stations are another way to keep tailgaters’ hands clean. While these pumps don’t clean hands in the same way that sinks do, they offer a way to kill bad bacteria on hands quickly. While each porta potty has its own hand sanitizer pump inside, setting up pumps outside bathrooms has a few important benefits:

  • It speeds up lines by offering a place for users to get hands clean after using the bathroom once they’ve exited, which means that they don’t have to take the time to do so in the portable toilet unit itself, freeing it up more quickly for the next user.
  • It uses social pressure to encourage users to clean hands after going to the bathroom. While some people may skip this step inside the privacy of the bathroom, they are less likely to do so out in front of others, especially other people they know.
  • It gives people a place to clean their hands without having to go into the bathroom. This reduces lines and improves sanitization.

Restroom Trailers

Luxury portable toilet trailers are an excellent option for classy tailgates or paid tailgating functions. Give guests something to remember by offering them the best in luxury restrooms. Ticketholders can be reassured that while they’re going to be enjoying pre-game fun, they won’t have to rough it. With climate-controlled interiors, running hot/cold water, and flushing toilets they may even forget that they’re at an outdoor event!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!