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How to Dispose of Waste from Portable Toilets

August 22, 2018

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Portable toilets are crucial for parties, events, concerts, construction sites, and other public gatherings, and how to dispose of the waste product is one of the most common questions people have before renting such units.

There are many reasons why it’s critical to dispose of portable toilet waste properly, and learning what this entails before your big event or job will ensure you’re well prepared to deal with the business at hand.

Why You Need to Worry About the Proper Disposal of Waste

“importantinformation”Portable toilets hold waste matter that can be a breeding ground for bacteria and nasty odors, especially during the warmer months here in Taylor, TX.

Because of the bacteria involved, improperly managed waste can pose a threat to your health and the health of your guests or employees.

Therefore, it’s essential that you have a plan in place to dispose of the waste that will be deposited into the portable toilets. Furthermore, regularly disposing of the waste will ensure cleanliness and proper sanitation inside the toilets and in the surrounding environment, and this will make for a more pleasant experience for everybody.

Hire a Sanitation Company to Take Waste to a Dumping Station

“dumpingstation”There are many sanitation companies out there that specialize in pumping portable toilets and removing the waste.

Here’s how it works: when the unit is full, the company will attach a large vacuum to the unit, suck out the waste, and pump the contents into a large container on the back of a truck.

From there, the company will transport the waste to a wastewater treatment plant for proper disposal. Be sure to talk to your portable toilet provider to see if they have partnerships with specific sanitation companies in your area.

Making Use of Available Sewer Lines

“availablesewer”Depending on the location of your event or project, another option for disposing of portable toilet waste is to pump it directly into a sewer.

If you have a sewer line nearby, you may be able to pump the waste from the holding tank and right into the sewer, which will ensure the waste is transported to a treatment facility and correctly managed.

Unfortunately, this isn’t often an option in rural or out-of-the-way places that don’t have sewer access. Disposing of waste from portable toilets is an integral part of the process, and it’s crucial for both human health and the health of the environment that waste is managed properly.

Waste disposal becomes even more critical if you’re renting portable toilets for long-term events or projects because the units will have to be pumped and cleaned regularly to guarantee safety, cleanliness, and sanitation.