There’s a reason why people are always talking about shopping small businesses and supporting local. These businesses are the bread and butter of our community. Small businesses are defined by the Small Business Administration as an organization with fewer than 500 employees. These businesses account for 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses and create 1.5 million jobs annually – that’s 64% of all jobs created in the United States! That means you or someone you know works for a small business.

When it comes to supporting local businesses, it’s even more important! Shopping from independent, locally owned businesses rather than national chains means more money goes back into the local economy. If you are thinking about a porta-potty rental, some large national chains out there can rent you a decent unit. But there are a number of reasons why shopping local for porta-potty rentals is the best thing to do.

1. Local Porta-Potty Rental Companies Know The Rules

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When you work with a local portable restroom company, you work with a team that lives and works in your community. They know the area, the parks, the venues, and most importantly, know the rules. Our team regularly works with local municipalities in Salem, Portland, Vancouver, and other towns and cities in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. As a result, we know how best to set up porta-potty delivery and servicing in the area without violating local codes.

2. Local Porta-Potty Rental Companies Create Jobs In Your Neighborhood

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Up to 90% of net new jobs in the U.S. are created by locally owned businesses. By working with a local portable restroom rental company, you are helping to provide employment to residents in your community – your friends, family, and neighbors. We employ people for a range of positions from customer service staff to drivers and technicians.

3. Local Companies Keep Our Community Unique

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Keep Portland Weird,” but have you ever thought about what makes Portland weird? It’s not just our people or our culture, but it’s all the unique, small local businesses and boutiques that make up the fabric of our eclectic community. One-of-a-kind businesses are part of the character of our community as opposed to having chain stores everywhere. We know it’s a stretch to say porta-potty rentals help to keep Portland unique, but supporting local businesses does. And we’re here to support your business and community events so that we can all keep Portland (and surrounding communities) weird and fun!

4. Local Businesses Reduce The Environmental Impact

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Although we are a sanitation company, we also consider ourselves an environmental company. Part of our role is to make sure that human waste is managed hygienically and in an environmentally friendly way. So yeah, the environment is kind of a big deal to us. We take pride in our environmental impact as a company. We also take pride in knowing that we’re also helping reduce the ecological load by employing local workers. Did you know that residents of neighborhoods with more local businesses log 26% fewer automobile miles? According to, “Locally owned businesses make more local purchases — requiring less transportation — and set up shop in town or city centers which generally means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.”

5. Local Porta-Potty Rental Companies Provide Better Service

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Okay, we may be a little biased on this one, but we think you’re bound to get better service by calling a local portable restroom company. We’re not a referral service; when you call, you will speak directly with a member of our staff who will answer your questions and help figure out the best solution for your situation. We love what we do, and our staff and technicians are among the best in business. Visit our products page or call us today to learn more about our sanitation solutions.

We rent portable restrooms across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, so whether you’re in Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, or other nearby cities and need to rent a portable restroom, wash station, trailered restroom, or holding tank, contact us today so that we can give you a porta-potty quote for your project or event.