What Kind of Portable Toilet Do You Need for Your Event?

There are a lot of details that go into planning an event, and a lot of decisions that need to be made along the way. As the number of decisions that you have to make increase, the worry that you may have made the wrong choices can start to creep in. This is especially true when it comes to areas that you may not know much about, like in the case of deciding which portable toilets to rent for your event. So if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out which kinds of event restrooms you need, let us help you out by explaining what your options are!

Your local portable toilet supplier will likely have the following options:

Standard Portable Toilet

These are your basic porta johns. They have a toilet, urinal, and typically a hand sanitizer pump mounted inside. Porta potties are a no-frills option for your event, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all created equal. Before renting portable toilets, always ask the supplier whether the units are newer or older models (sometimes older models haven’t been kept in good shape, and you don’t want that for your event). Your porta potty should always arrive clean, fully stocked, and in good working order from the supplier that’s renting it to you.


If you need restrooms for your event and was to keep expenses low, these are your best bet!

Elite Unit

An elite portable toilet is a porta potty that has added amenities. In addition to the basic features mentioned above, it also houses an interior fresh water sink and flushable toilet. Soap and hand towels are provided to enable users to properly wash and dry their hands. The interior is also large on these units, making them feel more spacious and user-friendly. A mirror, shelves, and coat hook give users a place to hang and store their belongings while they use them for added convenience.

These units are great for times when you want added features for your guests to give a more upscale feel – like weddings and neighborhood parties.

Handicapped Accessible Unit

ADA-compliant portable toilets allow individuals in wheelchairs safe and convenient use while also providing a great option for anyone who needs a little extra elbow room. The no-step ground-level accessibility of these units allows for easy entry by handicapped individuals and also small children. These are a popular option for family-friendly events because they allow parents to take their kids in with them without being too crowded.
You should plan on having at least one of these, and maybe even more depending on the number of people you’re expecting for your event.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

Restroom trailers are the ultimate in luxury portable toilets. One step inside and you’ll forget you’re using a portable bathroom at all! These trailers boast the same flushing toilets and fresh water sinks of the elite units, but they also have stalls that offer luxurious details like wooden cabinetry, large mirrors, and decorative accents. Some also include showers! The faux flowers, hanging wall art, and accent rugs make these units look more like a five star hotel bathroom rather than a portable restroom inside. They are also climate controlled for comfortable use in hot or cold weather.

Their incredible versatility makes these luxury restrooms a great choice for upscale events like black tie fundraisers, weddings, and outdoor banquets. They’re also the perfect choice for events where guests may need room to get changed or cleaned up like athletic competitions and weekend festivals.

Don’t Forget…

Many portable toilet suppliers also offer accessories for your event such as hand washing stations and large capacity holding tanks. Discuss whether or not you may need any of these add-ons with your rental company so that you can be sure to reserve these for your event as well.

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!