FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

HOW MUCH DO PORTABLE TOILETS COST?

It depends on what kind of restroom you will need, and where the portable toilet is going. Is it a restroom rental for a special event or for construction? How long will you need the toilet rental? How many restrooms do you need? Please call for information that is more specific.

What do portable toilets include?

  • Tissue Paper

  • Biodegradable Deodorizer 

  • Urinal and Seat

  • Weekly Service

All restrooms are ready for use when they are dropped off. Our portable toilet rentals are also 100% self-contained.

DO YOU DELIVER AND PICK UP?

Yes, we deliver to just about anywhere in northern New Mexico. Just call for availability.

HOW SOON CAN YOU DELIVER?

Usually the following day, but we sometimes offer same day delivery for an additional fee. Just call for availability.

CAN YOU DELIVER TODAY?

This depends on location and will be an additional same-day fee.

CAN YOU BILL ME?

If you are an established customer — Yes. 

If you are a new construction customer — Yes. 

All weekend and special events must be pre-paid by credit card or COD on delivery.

WHEN IS MY SERVICE DAY?

Your service day will depend on your geographic location, but we can let you know your service day(s) when you place your rental order.

CAN I LOCK THE UNIT?

Yes, as long as the unit is accessible to our service drivers. Toilets must be stationed within 25 feet of our service truck access.

CAN YOU PLACE THE UNIT WHERE I WANT IT?

Yes, as long as the unit is accessible to our service drivers. Toilets must be stationed within 25 feet of our service truck access.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?

The Enchanted Circle in northern New Mexico, surrounding areas, and parts of southern Colorado.

DO YOU HAVE UNITS WITH WHEELS?

Yes upon request

DO THEY COME WITH SINKS?

The standard unit does not. We have freestanding sinks available upon request.

HOW OFTEN WILL THE UNIT BE SERVICED?

Special event units are dropped off and picked up on a prearranged date. 90% of all special event units will not require service, but it is an option that can be added for those needing service.

Non-event units are available for those needing units for longer than a day or weekend, and, on these, a one-time per week minimum is required for 10 workers working a 40-hour week.

DO I HAVE TO BE THERE WHEN THE UNIT IS DELIVERED?

No, clear directions and drop-off instructions will be given at the time of rental.

ARE YOU OPEN ON WEEKENDS?

Office hours are Monday through Friday, but we can prearrange weekend event service.

WHERE DO LIGHT AND VENTILATION COME FROM?

Each toilet unit has a translucent roof, which provides natural light and illumination of more than 400 lux., which calculates out to mean the transparency is in the 30% range. Lightbulbs are not installed standard into our units, not only because of the expensive installation cost, but also because of the public vandalism mentality.

The toilet also has enough ventilation, which is provided on three sides of the toilet while still giving the user total privacy. They are discreetly placed and cannot be seen through from the outside.

HOW MUCH DOES THE AVERAGE PORTABLE TOILET WEIGH?

The weight of the unit varies between 160 lbs. to 330 lbs., depending on the type of unit.

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF WASTE FOR THE AVERAGE PORTABLE TOILET?

The capacity varies from 60–85 gallons depending on the model.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN USE THE UNIT?

The number of people using the units varies from 75 uses to 150 or more uses depending on the model of the toilet. You can find a special event calculation chart here. For construction sites, a standard unit would be adequate for usage by 10 to 15 men working an 8–9 hour workday, five days per week, with one cleaning per week.

HOW IS THE TOILET CLEANED?

The portable toilet cabin is main-free (meaning it does not need to be connected to a septic tank or sewer line) and has to be evacuated or cleaned using a vacuum driven system, which is provided by Bob's Yard.

DOES THE CLEANING SERVICE COST EXTRA?

Unless otherwise stated, your base quote includes the one-time per week service.

DO YOU RENT DUMPSTERS?

No we don't.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY SEPTIC TANK?

For most households, it is recommended that you have your septic tank cleaned once every 2 years. In some cases, more or less pumping may be required.

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SEPTIC TANK NEEDS PUMPING OR IF THE DRAIN FIELD IS FAILING?

  • Some of the signs of these issues include:

  • Sluggish Drainage in Home

  • Gurgling Sounds in Pipes and Drains

  • Your Plumbing Is Backing Up

  • Outdoor Odors

  • Mushy Ground around Your Septic System

Portable Toilets - Septic Pumping

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