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Best Businesses to Add Portable Toilet Rentals“What’s new in your business?”

That’s a question business owners are often asked. And for owners of certain types of businesses, under the right conditions, a great answer will be “portable sanitation.”

Adding porta-potties to your service offerings is a smart way to expand your business and gain a completely new revenue stream. Generally, businesses that have experience with waste management and/or equipment rental are the best candidates to expand into the realm of portable toilet rentals. Here’s a more in-depth analysis of prime porta-potty “expander” companies:

Septic Companies

You’re a good candidate if:

  • You already have the grounds to accommodate storage of units and facilities for maintenance and repair
  • You have the financial resources to invest in units, supplies, trailer, etc.
  • Other septic companies in your service area successfully provide portable sanitation services
  • Portable sanitation companies in your area have a reputation for unreliable service — you may already be receiving inquiries about renting facilities from your company

If portable sanitation businesses are delivering poor or inconsistent service, your septic company can fill the gap. You already have experience in handling and disposing of liquid waste, along with knowledge of the environmental regulations associated with the business.

Waste Management/Garbage Companies

You’re a good candidate if:

  • You already have the grounds and facilities for storage and maintenance of units and truck(s)
  • You have the financial resources to invest in a pumper truck, units, supplies, trailer, etc.
  • Your company already provides “roll-off” services
  • Your company already has brand recognition as a “total solutions provider” (you also provide recycling, yard waste, etc.)

Boost your brand! Your familiarity with outdoor work, regulations, and creating routes are advantages.  Many of your current customers are likely renting portable restrooms already!

Equipment Rental Companies

You’re a good candidate if:

  • You already have the grounds and facilities for storage and maintenance
  • You have the financial resources to invest in a pumper truck and trailer
  • You have the time and/or manpower to run a route
  • You have great relationships with construction companies in your area

Your familiarity with rental operations will give you a leg up. You should be able to easily adjust to the changes to the rental side of the business. You’ll just need an employee or employees to handle the service duties.

Event/Party Companies

You’re a good candidate if:

  • You have the financial resources to invest in a pumper truck, units, trailer and supplies
  • You have access to or the financial resources to invest in grounds and facilities for storage and maintenance
  • You have the time and/or manpower to run a route
  • You have a commitment to learning the portable sanitation business

Are you genuinely interested in portable sanitation? It’s a big commitment! You already know the rental business and have access to customers who are major sources of portable toilet rental, from public events to birthday parties.

Every time a customer asks you if you rent portable toilets or know a company that does, it’s a clue that portable sanitation may be in your business future. Customers appreciate a vendor who can offer a one-stop shopping experience for their service needs.

If you are interested in adding portable toilets to your business, the best first step is to contact your current customers and ask if they would rent toilets in a bundle from you.

Check out our informative report on starting a portable sanitation operation in the JohnTalk Vault. Log in or register for access.

5 Comments

  1. You make a great point that portable toilets are a good choice for party and event companies because they have access to invest in grounds and facilities for storage and maintenance. Also, it makes sense that customers will be a lot more satisfied with the event if there are clean and accessible restrooms. If I was the owner of an event company, I would definitely consider purchasing portable toilets!

  2. My make a great point that garbage companies can benefit from portable toilet services because they already have the grounds and facilities for storage and maintenance so it will be easy to find a place for the portable toilets. Also, I think that it can boost employee morale and efficiency because they will have a restroom readily available to them. If I was part of a garbage company, I would definitely think about getting a toilet service!

  3. Burt Silver says:

    I really like what you said about good candidacy for event and party toilets. It’s really important to a lot of people in my opinion that they have a nice, clean, portable bathroom to go to and to take care of their business. It would be a good idea to look more into the costs I think and see if it’s really worth it or not.

  4. My office building will be undergoing a lot of construction over the next couple of months. We need to accommodate the workers with a suitable place to use the bathroom, so we are looking into portable toilet rentals. I really appreciate this article describing the different types and explaining which are the best for different situations.

  5. I learned that one of the things that an event or party companies should have is the presence of portable sanitation for visitors and guests. This is to make sure that everyone is having a good time with the convenience of a restroom nearby. If I were to own an event business, I’ll make sure that this is included in the package that I’m offering to my clients for outdoor parties.

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