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Portable toilets – should I hire or buy?

The majority of people who use portable toilets will hire them but there are circumstances where buying could be more beneficial. In this article, we examine the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The benefits of buying a portable toilet

Having a portable toilet at your disposal without having to pay for rental, delivery or collection.

Being able to use the portable toilet over many years where necessary, potentially saving hundreds of £££ in rental fees.

Providing you have somewhere to store the portable toilet, owning your own allows for greater flexibility – you can install and remove it to suit you, without having to arrange to book it in with the hire company.

The benefits of hiring a portable toilet hire

  • All liquid waste disposal is handled by the hire company.
  • You are not required to store the toilet units when not in use.
  • The hire company will handle all transportation, delivery, installation and removal of units, saving you time and manpower.
  • You will have the choice of several different toilet units to hire.
  • You will not have to worry about replenishing any consumables such as toilet paper, hand soap or hand sanitiser, and paper towels.

How to decide whether to buy or hire

  • Think about why you need the portable toilets – do you need the toilets on a long term basis for example?
  • Do you have somewhere to securely store the portable toilets when not in use?
  • Do you have the means to safely transport a portable toilet unit full of waste? Or the means to empty it yourself?
  • Do you hold an Environment Agency registered waste carrier licence? In the UK, this is a mandatory requirement for anyone disposing of liquid waste.
  • Will you have appropriately trained and skilled personnel available to correctly install the toilets, who can service them in the event of any problems arising?


For event organisers, construction site foremen, and utilities managers responsible for organising events such as festivals, conferences, new build developments and large scale sporting events, portable toilet hire is the simplest and most cost effective solution.

Portable toilet hire and luxury toilet hire from JB Event Facilities

With over 20 years’ experience in the event industry, supplying portable toilets and luxury toilets to large-scale, high footfall events, JB Event Facilities offer customers the peace of mind that we will arrange and supervise every aspect of your toilet hire. Registered with the Environment Agency as licenced waste carriers, we have the means and knowledge to empty your rental units and dispose of all waste in line with government guidelines. We will arrange delivery and installation to suit your requirements and for prolonged rental periods, we can clean and service your units mid-hire period, replenishing all consumables where necessary.

Wide choice of portable toilet units

Our luxury toilet hire range gives customers the flexibility to choose the perfect unit from a wide choice available, to accommodate from less than 150 people to in excess of 400 people over an 8-hour period. Our range includes water-saving vacuum toilet pods, as well as a luxury accessible toilet unit and the 4+2 Event Toilet Unit perfect for high traffic volume public events. For home renovations or building developments, we offer single event toilets that are ideal for general use where economy is a factor. Our standard toilet range also includes an assessable toilet and a urinal.

To find out more about portable toilet hire and luxury toilet hire, call today on 01280 851200 or send us an email to info@jbeventfacilities.co.uk