New York Porta Potty Rental

When you think of New York City, there are probably plenty of things that quickly come to mind. This is one of the largest cities in the United States, with a population of well over eight million people, according to the 2013 numbers. While it has always been a major draw for tourists, 2014 was really the city’s year, with a record-setting 56 million tourists bringing in over $61 billion.

The city is one of the world’s largest natural harbors and is home to three of the world’s ten most visited attractions. Of course tourism, while a major industry here, is only one of the main sources of revenue. This is the city that is famous for museums, fine dining, and, of course, major sporting events as well. Most of the professional sporting associations have their headquarters here in New York City, and there are major sports teams in each of the major sports, including football, baseball, basketball, and hockey.

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In addition to the more obvious attractions of this bustling city, there are some hidden gems as well, including some extensive parks and natural areas that are like little vacations from the traffic and noise. There are outdoor skating rinks, walking and biking pathways, and other opportunities for outdoor leisure activity that are all accessible within the city limits.

When You Are Planning Your Events

There are countless reasons why you might need to rent a porta potty in New York City. Some of the most popular reasons include things like these:

  • Sporting events (professional or amateur in all age groups)
  • Weddings
  • Anniversary parties
  • Graduations
  • Birthdays and other celebrations
  • Family reunions
  • Outdoor farmer’s markets and bazaars

The list could go on and on. For most of these, there are many details that need to be covered, including parking, seating, and, of course, food and drink, but it is equally important to consider where all of those people will go to the bathroom. The more people that will be there, the more important that need will become. Capacity for the porta potties is listed on the inside of each unit and will be covered in your rental agreement.

Choosing the Right Portable Restroom Company

Price is only one of the considerations that you should be looking at here. Getting a free estimate is good, especially if you are hosting a very large event. That estimate should cover all of the associated fees, including the number of porta potties that you will be renting, the length of time that you will be renting them, services such as cleaning them or removing damaged units, and, of course, transportation to and from the venue. Keep in mind that you will want the units brought in before the event is set up so that you have a portable restroom space for the people setting things up, and you will want to keep them until all cleanup activities have been completed for the same reason. Here are some additional things that you will need to consider:

  • Capacity – Each porta potty unit will be labeled to handle X number of visitors per day. It is important to get a rough estimate of the number of people that are expected to be there so you know how many units will be needed.
  • Who provides things like toilet paper and hand soap? Will this be an extra charge from the rental company? Would it be cheaper to provide your own? Is this allowed? Some companies require certain types of toilet paper, so be sure to ask.
  • How quickly can a damaged unit be removed and/or replaced? Will this even be possible during your actual event, or will you just need to be minus a unit for the remainder of the time? Does that mean that you will get a portion of your fee returned?

Legal Obligations and Other Questions to Consider

Most events, especially those that are very large, will need the proper permits before they can happen. You may need to have proper vendor’s licenses for food stands and for anyone who is planning to sell merchandise of any kind during your event. You may also need a permit to have a portable restroom set up at the venue, especially if the event is near any type of public water, for health and safety reasons. Make sure that you know what permits are needed, and get them before you sign any final papers for rental so that you can have a successful and wonderful event without any problems.