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Portable Toilet Sizes and Capacity | The Event Planning Guide

If you need portable restroom facilities for a construction site, wedding, or event but have questions about the type or amount you need, you are in the right place. Planning an event like an outdoor wedding can be a daunting task. Worrying about whether you have made the right choice regarding your portable restroom facilities should not be part of the stress you feel. Take a look at our guide describing all of the portable restroom types and options that are available.

Portable Restroom Calculator

Not sure how many portable toilets you will need for your event? Here is a handy calculator to get an idea of what you will need. Simply enter the approximate number of guests, and how many hours your event will last.

Standard Portable Toilet | The Classic

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At Nisly Brothers, our standard portable toilet is known as “The Classic.” These portable toilets are compact and include the necessities of toilet, urinal, and hand sanitizer. You can also add a handwashing station beside a single classic or multiple units.

The Standard Portable Toilet Size

The standard portable toilet is the most iconic portable toilet in the industry. These portable toilets have about 12 square feet with a dimension of 43.5”x47”. They are configured with a comfortable setup and interior dimensions of 11.7 square feet or 41”x41”.

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The capacity of The Standard portable toilet Size

The standard portable toilet has a capacity of about 200 uses. On average, one standard portable toilet is capable of serving 100 people for a single, 4-hour event. This portable toilet is great for construction sites (10 workers for a 40-hour work week), outdoor concerts, or a casual event at your home where you may not want to have people going in and out of your house (i.e. family reunions, or graduations).

Best Event Types For The Standard Portable Toilet

1. Construction Sites

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2. Outdoor Events

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3. Casual Events

While the standard portable toilet can be used for almost any occasion, here are some of the reasons to use this style versus another.

  • You are looking for the most economical way to offer a lot of units
  • You are hosting a casual event
  • You need a temporary restroom during a home remodel project

It is important to remember that these restrooms are not large enough to be handicap accessible. If you are doing any kind of public event, you must also order a Handicap unit. Also, remember these standard units do not have a handwashing station, so if you need a sink, you may want to consider an elite unit or adding a handwashing station.

How much does the Standard portable toilet cost?

The cost to rent a classic portable toilet in nearby Reno County Kansas, serviced once a month starts at $20 per week plus a delivery charge. However, the final rental fee that you pay will depend on how many portable toilets you need, how often you need them serviced, and where you are in relation to our service area. For an exact quote for the central Kansas region, use the Nisly Brother’s quote form.

Classic U-tow Portable Toilet Option

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Do you have a remote event, remote job site, or just want to save a little money? Our U-tow classic portable toilet could be just what you are looking for.

Deluxe Portable Toilet | The Elite

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The deluxe portable toilet will give you that “next level” portable toilet experience. These deluxe portable toilets are slightly larger than the standard portable toilet size, and these come equipped with a freshwater sink (non-potable), soap dispenser, and paper towels. With these additional features, you can give your event a touch of class and provide a better portable toilet experience, especially for those who need to assist their children. This model is known as “The Elite” at Nisly Brothers.

The Deluxe Portable Toilet Size

The exterior of the deluxe portable toilet is almost 15 square feet with a dimension of 47”x47”. They are configured with a comfortable setup and interior dimensions of 13.5 square feet or 45.5”x43”.

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interior view of deluxe portable restroom in reno county kansas

The capacity of the Deluxe Portable Toilet

Just like standard portable toilets, the elite can contain up to 200 uses. This means that you can accommodate around 100 people for 4 hours/per portable toilet unit. If you are using this as a portable toilet solution at a construction site, you will be able to accommodate ten workers for a single 40-hour workweek. Constructions workers in particular really like this size because there is extra space to use it with your tool belt on.

Best Event Types For The Deluxe Portable Toilet

1. Construction Sites

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2. Weddings

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3. Formal Events

A deluxe portable toilet is a great option for more formal events where you need to have a portable toilet that is just a bit nicer. It is also a great option for your event if the following criteria apply.

  • You need a portable toilet solution with hand washing abilities. 
  • You need a portable toilet where comfort is important. 
  • You need a portable toilet for a diverse group of people (church property, campground or hiking trail).
  • Your event feels too formal to use a basic portable toilet.
  • You need interior space large enough to be comfortable for families with children.

Be aware that for public events you will need to include a handicap accessible units.

How much does the deluxe portable toilet size cost?

The cost to rent a classic portable toilet in nearby Reno County Kansas, serviced once a month starts at $40 per week plus a delivery charge. However, the final rental fee that you pay will depend on how many portable toilets you need, how often you need them serviced, and where you are in relation to our service area. For an exact quote for the central Kansas region, use the Nisly Brother’s quote form.

Deluxe U-tow Portable Toilet Option

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Do you have a remote event, remote job site, or just want to save a little money? Our U-tow elite portable toilet could be just what you are looking for.

Handicap Accessible Portable Toilets

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When you are hosting any public event, you need to have at least one portable toilet available that is handicap accessible per 20 portable toilets (19 standard or deluxe and 1 handicap portable toilet). The handicap portable toilet we offer satisfies this need easily. The handicap portable toilet size is the largest size we have to offer and allows for easy wheelchair access due to its ground-level threshold and entry point.

Handicap-Accessible Portable Toilet Size

The handicap-accessible portable toilet offers about 25 square feet of space and measures 61″ by 61″ on the exterior. This spacious interior is wheelchair accessible and easy for parents who need to go with small children.

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Handicap Portable Toilet Capacity

Just like the standard and deluxe portable toilet sizes, our handicap portable toilet is capable of 200 uses. This means that a portable toilet of this size is suitable for about 100 people in a 4-hour period. Additionally, if you use a portable toilet this size at a job site, you will be able to accommodate a 10-person work crew for a typical 40-hour workweek.

Do I need a Handicap portable toilet At My Event?

A handicap portable toilet is a great option for those events when you need a more spacious portable toilet. The handicap portable toilet size is a great option for your event if at least one of the following is true:

  • Your event requires one per ADA guidelines.
  • You have people with limited mobility attending your event.
  • You need a portable toilet that is wheelchair accessible.
  • Your event includes elderly people.
  • You want to decrease tripping hazards.
  • You need a portable toilet size that can easily accommodate a child and a parent.

Cost of Handicap Portable Toilet

The cost of renting a handicapped portable toilet is the same as the rental fee for our elite unit. For example, the cost to rent a classic portable toilet in nearby Reno County Kansas, serviced once a month starts at $40 per week plus a delivery charge. However, this price will change depending on distance from our location, number of units needed, and how often you need them serviced. For an exact cost on a handicap unit in Central Kansas, get a quote from Nisly Brothers.

Portable Toilet Dimensions Comparison

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In case you are still uncertain about what type of portable toilet you need for your particular situation, here are the three models side by side.

Standard

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Exterior Height: 91 inches

Interior Height: 82 inches

Exterior Width: 43.5 inches

Interior Width: 41 inches

Exterior Length: 47 inches

Interior Length: 41 inches

Great for large events where quantity is more important than internal space.

Deluxe

elite floorplan

Exterior Height: 91 inches

Interior Height: 83 inches

Exterior Width: 47 inches

Interior Width: 45.5 inches

Exterior Length: 47 inches

Interior Length: 43 inches

Great for events that need an interior sink and more interior spacing.

Handicap

handicap porta potty interior

Exterior Height: 91 inches

Interior Height: 83 inches

Exterior Width: 62 inches

Interior Width: 60.5 inches

Exterior Length: 62 inches

Interior Length: 58 inches

Great for events where wheelchair accessibility is necessary and/or children need assistance.

Luxury Restroom Trailers

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Luxury restroom trailers are the height of class and luxury. These trailers come with all the comforts of a residential bathroom including: a flushable toilet, electricity, AC/Heat, traditional vanity, mirror, stereo system, and more. These luxury restroom trailers have either 2 or 4 units per trailer.

Luxury Restroom Trailer Capacity

The Luxury Classic Model

This model has 2 stations and supports up to 200 uses overall.

Premium Luxury Model

This model has 4 stations and supports up to 940 uses!

Best Event Types For Luxury Restroom Trailers

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1. Business Events

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2. Weddings

formal events

3. Formal Events

A luxury portable toilet trailer is a perfect option for events where you want to add a level of class. A luxury portable toilet is a great option for your event if some of the following are true:

  • You want to add a high-class feel to your event
  • You want your guests to be as comfortable as possible
  • You are planning a high-end event such as a wedding or charity event

Other Portable Toilet Units To consider For Events

Portable Handwashing Station

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A portable hand washing station is a great way to bring sanitation to your portable toilet site. Portable handwashing stations utilize fresh water and soap to give you the resources needed to comply with OSHA (1 hand station per 20 workers)  and the Portable Sanitation Association (1 station per 10 workers).

When should I get a handwashing station for my Event or Job Site

You should consider a handwashing station under any of the following circumstances:

  • You need to meet the OSHA requirements of having 20 portable toilet units at your job site.
  • You are not using the deluxe or luxury models that already include handwashing stations.
  • You have employees, volunteers, customers, etc. in contact with food or animals.

Towable Portable Toilets

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Towable portable toilets are an affordable way to get the portable restroom solution you need. We offer both the Classic and Elite portable toilet options in a towable fashion. By picking up a towable portable toilet on a trailer, you can do two things easily. First, you can plan your own delivery on your personal time schedule. Second, you don’t have to pay any fee for delivery and can tow the portable toilet to remote locations outside of normal service areas.

Both the Classic and Elite portable toilet sizes at Nisly Brothers can be rented in a towable form. What’s more, we offer both the Classic and Elite in single and double portable toilet options.

What is the Size of a towable portable toilet tank?

All of our portable toilet tanks are typically 60 gallons. This will allow for about 200 uses of the portable toilet before it needs to be serviced by one of our technicians.

When Should I Use a Towable Unit For My Event?

Towable units are picked up and returned by the customer and there are several use-cases where this is an ideal way to get a portable restroom.  Consider a U-Tow when some of the following are true.

  • You would like to save some money by avoiding delivery fees.
  • Your job site or event is located in a remote location or outside of the service area of the company you are working with.
  • You are confident that you will not use it enough to need it serviced before you return it.

How Much do Towable Portable Toilets Cost?

Towable portable toilets are the most economical option that you can get, because they do not incur delivery fees, and the rental company does not have to travel to you to service them. At Nisly Brothers, our towable portable toilets are quite popular due to their affordable cost.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many Portable toilets do I need for my event?

Generally speaking, you should have one portable toilet unit per 100 people per four-hour event.   This means that for each additional hour past 4 hours you will need a second portable toilet. So if you have 100 people at an 8-hour event, you will need at least two portable toilets from any of our available sizes.

If you really hate math, it can be a bit daunting to figure out the exact amount that you need for your particular event.  Check out this chart from the Portable Sanitation Association for calculating the needs for different crowd sizes.

How many portable toilets per person for a construction site?

When you are working at the job site, you will need one portable toilet per 10 people during a 40-hour workweek. For example, a typical crew of 25 people will need three portable toilets for one workweek.

Can I Use a portable toilet at my wedding?

Yes! Portable toilets of any size have become an increasingly popular option for all weddings, especially outdoor weddings. We recommend that you have at least two portable toilets no matter the wedding size, with one of those toilets being a handicap-accessible option. By having both options available, you can accommodate all your guests. We would also recommend using the Deluxe or Luxury restroom trailers for weddings.

Are portable toilets a turn-off for weddings?

They certainly don’t have to be. To put your guests’ minds at ease, we offer luxury portable toilets so that no matter how upscale your planned event is these are sure to be a show stopper. However, we always recommend at least one handicap-accessible portable toilet for those with limited mobility.

Conclusion

Portable toilets come in multiple sizes. No matter if you need a budget-friendly option like our towable units, and our Classic model, or want to wow your guests with a luxury portable toilet, quality rental service should be able to serve your needs. That is why at Nisly Brothers, we put your needs first. No matter the event you are planning, we want you to enjoy the event just as much as everyone attending it. We specialize in delighting our customers by offering outstanding and clean service.

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