When planning a special event in El Paso, Las Cruces, and surrounding areas, it is important to consider many factors, including ensuring you have ample restrooms and waste supplies. If you have never planned an event before and need to supply portable toilets, below are some tips on where to best place portable restrooms and other solutions.
It is best to have portable restrooms close to food, such as food trucks, cafeterias, or any other site where food is being served. But when doing so, it is crucial to place the portable restrooms downwind and a sufficient distance away so that any unwanted odors do not make their way to the surrounding concessions.
Similar to food and concession stands, keeping portable restrooms close or within comfortable walking distance to seating areas is also helpful. Anyone who needs to use the restroom can do so easily when they are close by, especially in the case of emergencies.
If your event includes live performances, consider keeping portable restrooms relatively close to the stage. Even during performances, you never know when the need to use the restroom will arise. People can easily exit and re-enter the crowd if portables are a comfortable distance from the stage.
Whether people need to go to the restroom when arriving at or leaving the event, it is always helpful to place portable toilets near parking areas. Portable restrooms and their locations should be easily accessible to both drivers and party attendees. Also, remember to keep guests with limited mobility in mind, ensuring that some of the portable restrooms are ADA-compliant.
Unfortunately, some people may try to vandalize or trespass on the property, especially if they are outdoors. Because of this, it is essential to keep security and security personnel in mind when choosing where to place portable restrooms. Like concessions, it is best practice to place portable restrooms in close proximity to security personnel but also far enough away to reduce detectable odors.
Station Them On Leveled Land
Another tip when mapping out portable restroom locations is to ensure they are placed on leveled land. Before having your restrooms delivered to your event, scope out and inspect the desired location. If the terrain is sloped, uneven, or otherwise unstable, locate an area with level ground and easy accessibility.
Keep Them Visible But Not Too Visible
You want to keep portable restrooms visible enough so guests or customers know where to go. However, you also don’t want them to be too visible, so they don’t create an eye sore at your event. If your event goes for several blocks, consider placing restrooms along the perimeter, edges, or corners of the grounds to keep them from becoming a focal point.
Make Sure You Follow Public Sanitation Laws
Public sanitation laws vary by state and could vary by other factors. With that in mind, it is essential to do your research ahead of time to find out what the local regulations are. The Sarabias team is always more than happy to help ensure your event is in compliance with any applicable laws.
Choose Sarabia’s Portable Waste Solutions for Your Next Event
Whatever event you have planned next, Sarabias can help. We are proud to have helped individuals, businesses, and organizations with their portable sanitation needs for over 45 years. If you are in El Paso, Las Cruces, or surrounding areas, contact us to learn more about our portable jon services! Reach out to us online or call (915) 544-9022 for a quote.