Whether you’re organising a festival, a construction site, a vintage model train expo or the world’s largest tea party, there’s one thing you need more than anything else: portable toilets! Portable toilets are a key component to any successful event or construction site. Seriously, you can’t really live without them! And we don’t suggest trying, that’s for sure.
If you’re in the market for top quality portable toilet hire, there’s probably a few questions on your mind. First and foremost: how many do I need?
Well, it’s a good thing you’ve come to the right place – here, the legends at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire break down how many portable toilets you’ll need depending on your event.
The general rule: 1 toilet per 60 people
The general rule for deciding how many toilets you need is to allocate 1 toilet for every 60 people. Sticking with this ratio helps to minimise lines, keep toilets cleaner and keep your attendees, guests or site staff happy.
The 1 per 60 rule isn’t always foolproof. There are some other important factors to keep in mind when deciding how many toilets you need per person.
- Age of toilet users
The age of the people using your portable toilets makes a huge difference to the number of toilets you need. If you’ve got a site full of young tradies, then you can expect to need fewer toilets than an event which caters primarily to the elderly; elderly people use the toilet more frequently than younger people do. A higher number of female attendees could also impact your decision in how many toilets to hire per 100 guests. There’s often a longer queue for female toilets, so if your event is something like a women’s health expo, then you should consider an increased number of toilets.
- Alcohol or no alcohol
What goes in must come out, right? Yep, but this is doubly true when alcohol is a factor. Alcohol is a diuretic substance, causing us to use the toilet more when consuming it. Therefore, for your event to be a success, you’ll need a higher number of portable toilets per person. If your event is something like a music festival, speak with the experts at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire to figure out the ideal amount of toilets per person.
We hope this sums up your queries on the number of portable toilets per person. But if it doesn’t, feel free to contact the team at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire. As Sydney’s best bunch for quality portable toilet hire, SBS are busy all-year-round, helping out Sydney locals with construction sites, festivals, expos and a tonne of other events. Just get in touch with the team to learn more, or grab yourself a competitively priced quote.