How to Plan Portable Toilet Rentals for Your Rodeo and Other Special Events
Rodeos are special events. They’re chock-full of fun, excitement, and high-energy crowds, and are certainly one-of-a-kind events. Rodeos aren’t the only type of special events, however; fairs, carnivals, festivals, and farmer’s markets are just some of the other types of exciting events that draw the attention of large crowds of people.
Whether you’re the head of an association or you’re just volunteering your time and lending a helping hand, if you’re planning a rodeo or any other special event, there’s no doubt that you want to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch. To do that, you need to think of the needs of the crowd and make sure that your event attends to those needs. Vendors, food, refreshments, seating – and of course, entertainment – are the most obvious elements that you’re going to need to plan for your rodeo or any other special event you’re planning. There’s another critical element that you need to plan for, too; an element that’s often overlooked. What is it? – Portable toilets!
If you’re hosting an event that’s going to welcome large crowds, providing those crowds with reliable ways to relieve themselves is an absolute must, and portable toilets are the ideal solution. As the name suggests, portable toilets are on-the-go bathrooms. They can be transported and set up virtually anywhere. While renting portable toilets (commonly referred to as “porta potties”) might seem like a pretty simple and straightforward task; however, if you’ve never rented them before, believe it or not, it can actually be a bit more complicated than it appears. Why? Well, because just like every other aspect of your rodeo or any other special event that you may be planning, there are several factors that you should take into consideration in order to help you effectively plan your portable toilet rental.
Number of People at the Rodeo or Other Event
One of the most important factors that you’re going to want to consider when you’re planning your portable toilet rental is the number of people who will be attending the event. If you’re able to, an exact number of attendees would be ideal. You might be able to do this if your event requires tickets, for example; however, if it’s a “come-one, come-all” event, then try to estimate the average number of attendees. With that number in mind, you’ll be able to determine how many portable toilets you should arrange for.
The experts at Arizona Portables will be able to help you calculate the number of units that would work for your event. Just let them know how many people you are expecting. When in doubt, it’s better to arrange for more portable toilets than fewer, as you don’t want to end up having long lines and unhappy attendees.
Location, Location, Location
You want your porta potties to be easily accessible for the attendees, vendors, or anyone else who will be attending the rodeo or special event. An open area where the toilets are easy to spot and aren’t obstructed by anything would be ideal. You also want to make sure that the spot you choose is accessible to the large truck that will be dropping the units off, and picking them up.
Flat, Sturdy Ground
Another factor that you’re definitely going to want to consider when you’re choosing the location for your porta potties is the condition of the ground. It should be flat and stable. If the ground is slanted, not only will it be difficult for the attendees to use the portable toilets, but it could also be dangerous, as there’s a chance that they could topple over. Likewise, if the ground is muddy, mushy, or lumpy, using the toilets would be uncomfortable, dangerous, and even messy.
Consider the Weather
While you hope that the weather will be picture-perfect on the day(s) of your event, you can’t control Mother Nature. If it ends up raining the night before, or in the midst of the event, accessing the toilets could become a serious challenge. High winds are another element that you’re going to want to account for. Choose a location that has natural barriers or install barriers so to block the toilets from winds, otherwise, you could end up with a big mess and a huge headache on your hands.
Steer Clear of Congestion
While it’s true that you definitely want to have your portable toilets placed in a location where they can be easily accessed, you also don’t want them to be placed in congested spots. The ideal spot is one that is well-traveled, yet isn’t right in the middle of the action of the event. As you can imagine, placing them near the main attraction or food vendors isn’t the best idea, that’s for sure.
Contact Arizona Portables for All Your Arizona Porta Pottie Needs!
For all of your Arizona portable toilet rental needs, contact Arizona Portables. Servicing Phoenix and the entire valleys and offering more than 10 years of experience, you can count on us to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
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