It’s all done. Invitations sent. Guests RSVP’d. Catering Booked. But did you remember to rent a porta-potty?

The number of restroom facilities per guest is an often overlooked part of planning an event. And even more forgotten is the need for wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The general rule of thumb is that you should have one porta-potty per 50 attendees, but this still varies based on the duration of your event. Depending on your guests and the type of event, you may need more than one restroom and even a wheelchair-accessible porta-potty or two.

Below are there reasons why you may need to rent a wheelchair-accessible porta-potty for your event:

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Reason #1 to Rent A Wheelchair-Accessible Porta-Potty:

You have guests with mobility challenges attending your outdoor event.

Wheelchair-accessible porta-potties are not just for the disabled or elderly but for any event attendee that may have mobility challenges. Wheelchair-accessible porta potties have ramps and broader doors designed to accommodate the entry and exit of a wheelchair. These units also have more interior space allowing guests with mobility challenges who may use a cane or other walking instrument to have sufficient space to turn around.

Reason #2 to Rent A Wheelchair-Accessible Porta-Potty:

Your event has a certain number of attendees.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommends that for every 20 standard portable toilets, there is one wheelchair-accessible or ADA-compliant portable restroom. Therefore, if you are having a large event with multiple porta-potties, you may need to add wheelchair-accessible porta-potties.

Reason #3 to Rent A Wheelchair-Accessible Porta-Potty

Your venue requires it.

Your venue may require that you also have adequate facilities per ADA requirements as part of your rental agreement. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that “a public accommodation shall afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations to an individual with a disability in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual… a public accommodation shall not deny an individual with a disability an opportunity to participate in such programs or activities that are not separate or different.” So again, it’s important to check with your venue to see if this is part of your agreement.

Bonus Reason to Rent A Wheelchair-Accessible Porta-Potty

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It’s the right thing to do! Having an inclusive and comfortable event for all your guests may mean renting a wheelchair-accessible porta-potty. These units may cost a little more than a standard unit, but they go a long way in ensuring a safe and inclusive experience for all of your attendees.

We provide standard, ADA-compliant, and wheelchair-accessible portable restroom rentals to individuals and businesses throughout Portland, Salem, Oregon, and surrounding areas in Washington and Oregon. Contact us today to learn more about our different portable restroom rentals, or visit our portable restroom products page to learn more!