What do you do when you’re on a run and need to go? Don’s Johns to the rescue!

We give you some of the most popular running sites in DC, Maryland and Virginia 

 

At Don’s Johns, we love the running community in DC, Maryland and Virginia. That’s why we always service races like the Army 10-Miler, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and shorter races hosted by Pacers Running and Potomac River Running. But what about the runners who are training for those races and need scenic trails, or who run just for the joy of it? We’ve got you covered too!

With more than 800 miles of trails in the DC region, runners are guaranteed to see Don’s Johns along their route. Some of the most popular running trails in the area include:

 
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National Mall: The National Mall is an incredibly popular trail for both natives and tourists. It offers historical views in the heart of DC such as the Capitol Building, the Memorial Bridge and the Lincoln Memorial.

 

 

 

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C&O Canal: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail runs along the Potomac River from DC to MD. With a surface of clay and crushed stone, it’s a popular spot for hikers and bikers as well. Although it occasionally gets crowded, it’s a great trail for beginners.

 

 

 

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Capital Crescent Trail: Built on an abandoned railroad track and partially paved, this trail also connects DC and Maryland. Runners often see deer, foxes and other wildlife along this 11-mile trail.

 

 

 

 

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Rock Creek Trail: A winding path that flows toward the Potomac River, Rock Creek Trail is popular with joggers looking for a quiet run. With paths that are not always well marked and include unexpected side paths, this trail keeps things interesting.

 

 

 

These are just a few of the many trails runners can enjoy in the DMV area. For more paths in DC, check out these five routes not to miss. You can also get a breakdown of the best trails based on length and views, and TrailLink gives you access to all the running trails in Maryland.

 

Did we miss your favorite trail? Have you seen a Don’s Johns along your run in the area? Let us know and we’ll be sure to update our list because at Don’s Johns, our main goal is to keep you happy while on the go.

 

Happy trails!

The Royal History of the Porta Potty You Never Knew

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Porta Potty History

The porta potty epidemic came across to the US around the 1940’s. Shipyard crews needed a convenient place to use the restroom. So, instead of going back and forth from the ship to the dock, a manager used a wood cabana to hold tanks in place. It was patented in 1962 by George Harding and the PolyJohn Corporation begun. Let’s now go back in time to uncover a few bits of royal history regarding the porta potty that you never knew.

Why Porta Potty’s are Considered the “Throne” Room

The Can, Commode, Little Girls or Boy’s Room, Lavatory Oval Office, Porcelain Throne, Water closet, or simply the “Throne,” we all know them as restrooms. However, they got their start with a well-known British nobleman named Sir “John” Harrington. He invented the first-flushing toilet back in 1596. This nobleman paved the way for our portable “john” toilets to be born.

Once the original “portable” thrones were invented, they weren’t a sight for sore eyes. They too were as ugly as the current unattended blue boxes you find in the parks.

However, members of the royal family saw fit to be seated on more of an upscale porta potty. The presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Henry VIII couldn’t dare be caught bare on such monstrosity. So, they had them transformed into beautiful, comfortable facilities, including velvet padded seat coverings. These portable restrooms were seated upon even during meetings that couldn’t wait. So there you have it, the portable “throne.”

Luxury Porta Potty’s fit for Our President

Here in the United States, our presidential staff were accustomed to the finer things in life also. So porta potties were not to be excluded. President Obama’s inauguration had people worldwide come see the monumental event. So, there was an order of 7,000-porta potty’s ordered. This was the largest order placed for an event in our US history.

President Bush also wanted to travel and have only the best. It is said that he actually had his own porta potty on his trip to Vienna. And even more shocking, all the contents were shipped right back to the States via Air Force One. The mystery of what could have been done with it remains unknown.

Even His Holiness Required a Massive Amount of Thrones

In Pope Benedict XVI visited Munich, Germany. His Holiness had an enormous amount of pilgrims coming to see his open-air mass that required over 8,000 porta potties on site.

Then later, Valencia was out of over two million euros accommodating the crowd with porta potties.

Grab Your Smartphone to Find a Porta Potty!

Another interesting aspect of the 2013 inauguration was that the Planning Committee wanted to ensure all witnesses of the swearing in ceremony were comfortable. So, they organized with the National Park Service an Inauguration Ceremony iPhone and Android app that not only directed visitors to their seats, provided live stream video of the events, but also directed them to the nearest porta potty. Of course, Dons Johns was there for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony!

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals for Construction Crew

rolloway-construction-porta-pottyKeep Construction Crews Productive with the addition of Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You may be wondering what the deal is with the promotion of construction porta potty rental options for construction sites. Well, they bring more than happiness and comfort to construction crew members. Don’s Johns provide many portable construction restroom options that you can host on site for your construction workers that prove to save your company time and money.

Construction Business is Booming Again

Operations are back up like never before. As the housing crisis of 2008 gradually recovers, the rental market created a greater need – more housing. In addition to this, with corporations being comfortable investing once again, there are other lucrative renovation projects underway. So construction needs are back up again, which requires an increase in construction workers, which requires an increase in construction porta potty rentals.

You may have had to lay off a few of your workers, but now is the time to hire them once again. You may need to hire new workers as well. Sure, you’re going to need to stay competitive and have new construction tools and software put in place so they can perform optimum. However, you must also remember your workers are human and require select services, such as a convenient to access portable restroom.

construction-porta-pottyTake Care of Your Construction Crew with Small Gestures

When your employees do a great job, such as finishing a milestone ahead of schedule, you want to reward them. Small gestures such as bringing them an unexpected lunch or giving out an additional bonus are appreciative by employees.

You’ll be amazed to know that many workers understand that financial gestures aren’t always possible. So they appreciate the things such as having clean restroom facilities nearby to relieve themselves. There are many options Don’s Johns has for your site such as:

So no matter the site your workers are on, they will always have a sanitized environment to go to. This eliminates their need to wander to unsanitary areas.

Moreover, how about pleasing your workers by giving them other sanitary options to use during the day? Placing a few hand sanitizer’s or hand wipes & foam stations around the site keeps germs to a minimal as they take breaks and have a small snack during the day. Quad wash stations and our portable sink’s provide clean drinking and hand washing water as well. This is perfect for those hot days in the sun.

You can also really treat your employees and show them you care about their health and that they are in a sanitary environment by placing a DJ3000 Restroom Trailer on site. This provides not only 7 partitions for their privacy, but offers a heated and cooled environment to escape to should they need a moment.

Reduce Time and Save on Labor with Construction Porta Potty Rentals

You will actually see productivity increase with your workers, which means somewhere they are reducing their time finding suitable restroom accommodations, and this will save you money. In fact, in this Portable Sanitation Association International study of the Provisions for Sanitation Facilities at Construction Sites, you’ll see how it’s not expensive at all to add high-rise and other portable restroom options to your site.

The average company will see an ROI of about 588% of the cost of the restroom in direct cost savings. The average construction worker is gone for 7 minutes to use an off-site facility. So, our construction site portable restroom options pay for themselves because your workers are gone less.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Uncomfortable Family Outing without Proper Portable Restrooms

Dear Don’s Johns,

I can’t believe how some people do not plan their events properly. I’ve never really thought about the aspects of planning for a party with proper portable restrooms until I had this unfortunate event.

I have twins, a boy, and a girl. A friend of mine invited me to a party and said it was a family friendly event. My husband and I were ecstatic to get out of the house and possibly meet a few families that we could arrange our kids a few playdates with.

Well, we arrived at the party and everything was set up beautifully. It was an outdoor event. There were play areas for the kids, plenty of food and drinks, and a wonderful dessert bar. As the kids played, they, of course, got dirty. We also needed to change their clothes as they are still being potty trained. With all the excitement, they were losing their concentration!

To my surprise, there were no family restrooms available at this family friendly event! All they had were a few standard porta potty’s! You know the blue kind you see along construction sites! There were no sinks or towelettes around.

My husband and I had to take our kids to our truck and get them cleaned up. I glanced around and saw a few other families doing the same thing. I used up about all our baby wipes cleaning the kids back up after they hit the dessert bar. I’m sure you can imagine chocolate everywhere! We didn’t really stay that long as it was a bit warm out and didn’t want them to get overheated.

I thought how wonderful this other event was that I attended the summer before. I didn’t bring the kids with me then, but the event planner had Don’s Johns luxury restroom trailers. It was nice and cool in there and a nice size family area. Parents had their children in changing them or letting them cool down for a while. How I wish everyone knew about Don’s Johns and your portable restroom.

Sincerely,
Anonymous

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Dear Anonymous,

We’re sorry about your unfortunate event. We’re glad you have used our portable restrooms in the past and enjoyed them.

Here at Don’s Johns we pride ourselves in bringing innovation in portable sanitation with porta potty rental and restroom trailer rentals in VA, MD and DC. Our people make the difference!

For more than 40 years, Don’s Johns has been a leading provider of porta potty rentals in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. regions.

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Do let us know if you ever need us in the future for any portable restrooms.

WJLA-DC (ABC) – Best Bathroomsrestroom-trailer-rental Don’s Johns caters event services with porta potty rentals ranging from the Standard Porta Potty Rental to the Premier Flushing Portable Restrooms to Restroom Trailer rentals of all different styles and sizes

 

3 Reasons You Need to Rent a Portable Toilet

Portable Toilets for all Summer Events

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If you are planning an outdoor event this year or working outdoors, having a place to beat the heat is as important as having proper hydration! Dons Johns encourage you to be safe and happy this summer. Check out the following three reasons you must have a portable toilet to rent.

Rent a Portable Toilet for Family Gatherings

Summer brings about many family barbeques, celebrating graduations, weddings, the Fourth of July, reunions, and other celebratory events. Often hosted in the park, you may not have access to a restroom facility. With so much food and celebration going on, it’s best for the party planner to have ample portable toilets available.

Guests drinking and eating all day will soon have an immediate restroom need for themselves and their children. The DJ2300LF Luxury Restroom Trailer w/Family Room is the perfect portable toilet for large gatherings with multiple children. It’s a heated and air conditioned unit with a changing table. This is a perfect place to calm down children and get them out of the heat.

Rent a Portable Toilet for Public Events

All public events try to cater to not only the audience but the performers as well. So from sports games, to not-for-profit banquets, to concerts, everyone needs to be accommodated.

Don’s Johns fortunately have a portable toilet to fit each guest’s needs. The DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer is the crème de la crème, offering granite counters, marble walls, and hardwood floors. Treat them like the VIP they are. The DJ4000 Restroom Trailer is great to keep restroom lines to a minimum, offering 7 stalls.

Construction Site Owner need to Rent a Portable Toilet

If you have a construction site, you want your employees happy. When employees are unable to relieve themselves at work, they often become poor performers. This could result in a safety hazard.

No matter if they are on the site, working on a highrise, or on the highway digging holes, it should not take them more than 3-5 minutes to get to a suitable portable toilet. You can also keep clean drinking water available with an additional portable sink.

Having enough portable toilets will make business owners will appreciate your workers not relieving themselves in an alley around their business. Also, this prevents workers from using restaurant restrooms with the many customers they must past through, disturbing their business.

We can help you get started today. Our seasoned staff can help you choose exactly the right portable toilets for your needs and budget. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Porta Potty Rental for Marathon Planning in DC, MD, and VA

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To plan a marathon causes for months of preparation. You must be considerate of spectators, reporters, and of course, the Marathon runners. In planning some of the highlights of the event, make sure you include enough porta potty rental stations for them to access.

TIP: Be Courteous of Retail Owners

Many retail owners are proud to stand along the sidelines and cheer runners on. However, on the race to the finish line, marathon runners aren’t so courteous. Their goal is to continue running, not necessarily stopping to relieve themselves.

However, when nature calls, they must answer. They aren’t always running along the course of the woods nor have the ability to move over to the side. So unfortunately, those seasoned runners are capable of blocking out others from around them and relieving themselves or never stopping… which is definitely not ideal or comfortable for any marathon runner. Yikes!

Retail owners are definitely not happy about that, as their customers see this as well. So be courteous to retail owners and place plenty of porta potty rental units along the way.

Runners are Going to Plan Ahead

porta-potty-rentalYou can guarantee that the year round training that marathon runners have, they will know where each porta potty is located. Most marathons include a Course Information page that runners and their trainers can check online, well before the race. It outlines the course map, start and finish lines, where runners can replace their fluids, and where porta potty rental units are stationed.

Don’t discourage them from running in your marathon! Put comfortable, portable toilets around the beginning and end of the finish lines. You can ensure they are comforting enough to relieve themselves before the race in the DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer, which has hot and cold running water and private stalls.

No One Wants to Wait in Line, nor Have the Time

You can imagine how a marathon runner must feel having to wait in line. It’s not that they are conceited or think they are so much better than most. Many are running for charity, not their good name. So make sure they want to participate in the next event.  Lining rest areas with the DJ3000 Restroom Trailer’s has a women’s suite of 4 flushing toilets and men have access to 2 toilets and 3 urinals. That’s enough to keep the line going.

Don’s Johns has a wide variety of porta potty stations for your marathon or special event needs. Planning and organizing an event or function is less stressful when you place your trust and needs to seasoned professionals.

Don’s Johns is the largest, oldest, and most experienced company in the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. We provide competitive pricing, immediate delivery, and superior service for portable restrooms, sinks, hand sanitizer stations, restroom trailers, and shower trailers for all your event needs. We have the largest dedicated special events inventory in the entire Mid Atlantic region. We also have the largest, newest fleet of service and delivery trucks to ensure that your order arrives on time and is serviced on schedule without excuses.

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Portable Restroom for Outdoor Events in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC

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No outdoor event in DC, MD, or VA is complete without having a Don’s Johns portable restroom to be there for your guests’ restroom needs. You may think it’s an unfavorable idea, but your guests truly depend on a clean, sanitized area to have a comfortable experience.

It doesn’t matter the event, a charity event, art show, neighborhood block party, family reunion, BBQ cookout, graduation, or political celebration. All these events will have people there who want to drink, eat, and have fun. This freedom to do so is eliminated if they can’t find an appropriate place to relieve themselves.

Convenient for You and Your Guests

If you’re hosting your party in your backyard, you don’t want many people coming in and out of your home. You don’t want them trampling mud or dust through your clean house.

Hosting a party on the beach or at the park is a great way to keep your home clean. However, public beaches may not have the cleanest restroom facilities. The sinks could be dirty, stalls may be missing paper towels, and the floors are wet and unkempt. The restroom’s could have a long line at any time as well as be far from the event.

All the Comforts of Home Your Guest Will Love

The common idea of a portable restroom is the standard portable restroom you see along construction sites. However, Don’s Johns have a full selection of Premier Flushing Porcelain Restrooms, luxury port-a-potty, and luxury restroom trailers. Your guests will feel at ease going to into a fresh restroom, decorated with flowers and plenty of amenities. The granite countertops and black marbleized walls will certainly “wow” them.

If it’s a hot and muggy day, they can enjoy an air-conditioned restroom trailer, which is large enough to accommodate a few chairs to relax in. There is hot and cold running water so your guests can freshen up at any time. There are beautiful mirrors to use for women to retouch their makeup. And, the DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer is equipped with three flat screen televisions and a dual audio system to continue to hear the festivities outdoors.

Once you start planning your outdoor event, don’t forget to budget in a few affordable portable restroom units. Dons Johns representatives are here to help you plan for your next outdoor event – 877 – 9 – TOILET or get free porta potty quote here.
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ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental for your next Event

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Every day we take the little things in life for granted, such as enjoying a good BBQ event with our friends. There are plenty of food, entertainment, and drinks. As a host, you may be friendly and invite many over, however, cautious enough to keep the party outdoors.

As a noteworthy gesture, you should always order portable restroom trailers to keep your guests happy. They can consume as many drinks as they wish and have a perfectly acceptable area to relieve themselves in. Portable restrooms allow guests to stay as long as they wish.

Unfortunately, some things can be overlooked. One of them is ensuring there is at least one ADA handicap portable restroom at your next event. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but for those on crutches, use a cane, or are wheelchair bound, it’s very different from their point of view.

ADA Handicap Portable Restroom Rental – Your Guests Need Secure Features

You don’t think about security when it comes to portable restroom. However, a standard porta potty is different from that of an ADA handicap portable restroom.

For starters, an ADA restroom standard porta potty makes it easy for a wheelchair to roll across the entrance. For a restroom trailer such as the DJ2300LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room, you’ll see your guests that need accommodations can comfortably use the wide steps and handrails to ease up to the door. There is also an ADA compliant entrance ramp. You’ll also find inside there are interior safety bars. The floor is non-slip to help prevent any accidents.

Your Guests Need To Be Comfortable

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At any party, your guests should be comfortable. Having the right luxury restroom trailer is available for all your guests. The DJ2000LH Luxury Restroom Trailer w/ADA Room has beautiful Corian countertops and woodgrain non-skid floors. There is plenty of fresh hot and cold running water for your guests to freshen up. It also has heat and air conditioning available.

Guaranteed that if you ensure your guests have ADA handicap accessibility options, you will be remembered as the host that considers everyone’s needs. It’s so much better to do this than not at all. Then, you could be remembered as the inconsiderate host whose next party they dare not attend.

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Restroom Trailer Virtual Tours are a HIT in DC, MD and VA

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Restroom Trailers are increasing in popularity for events of any size. That’s right, a standard porta potty rental is not always the best option for your outdoor or luxury event.

There are so many luxury restroom trailers to choose and so little time for event planning that virtual tours are a must before making the final booking decision. Don’s Johns is the leader in restroom trailer rentals in DC, MD and VA. You can view all of our restroom trailer rentals from Don’s Johns on Youtube.

There are so many uses for restroom trailers including: Weddings, Big Celebrations, Celebrity Events, Government Events, National Mall Events, Sporting Events, Movie & Production Companies, Festivals, Emergency Services.

All of our restroom trailers have different features, benefits and specifications according to the size of your event, type and budget. Below is informaton on one of our popular models, Don’s Johns Exclusive DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer.

Restroom Trailer Features and Benefits

● Beautiful interior with granite counters and shelves, black marbleized walls, wood panel doors, and a hardwood-designed floor.

● A multi-zone, climate-controlled heat and air conditioning also guarantees to keep guests in maximum comfort during their restroom visit.

Specifications

● The womens suite features 4 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

● The mens suite features 2 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, 4 urinals with courtesy shelves, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

You get MORE with a Restroom Trailer Rental

Don’s Johns porta potty predominance doesn’t stop there either. The dual audio system not only plays soothing music inside for the visiting guests, but those waiting to use the restroom can keep up with the event with three flat screen televisions!

Restroom Trailer Capacity

300 gallon water tank (if city water is not available)

Waste holding tank capacity: 1,150 gallons

Additional information: All restroom trailer rentals arrive on your site fully stocked. Connections necessary for complete operation are 3/4-inch city water supply via garden hose and (3-4) 20-amp 110-volt power connections

Please check out this restroom trailer virtual tour and others. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Planning you awesome Event Planner You!

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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Portable Potty Rentals in DC, MD and VA

Portable Restroom & Porta Potty Rentals VA, MD & DC

When you need sanitation services, you want to be sure that the portable potty rental company you choose is reliable, affordable and experienced. Don’s Johns has the largest selection of portable potty rentals in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area to meet your needs. Whether it is a standard restroom, VIP flushing, or luxury Premier solar powered restroom, we have the products to fit any size need and budget.

We can truly do it all, no matter the event size. We carry all-inclusive portable potty rentals and sanitation solutions to serve your needs! Whether it is a single portable potty for a small construction job or 5,000+ porta potties complete with hand-washing stations and shower trailers for an inauguration or weekend long event, Don’s Johns provides the portable sanitation services that you need, when you need them!

Largest inventory of Portable Potty Rentals

portable-potty-rentalWe have the largest inventory of portable restrooms and restroom trailers in the Mid-Atlantic region including Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Our complete selection construction porta potties are primarily dark blue in color. We are also the only company in the region with an extensive product line of special event restrooms. Our line of hunter green portable toilets are dedicated solely to special events so you can rest assured that you will not receive a restroom that has been used on construction sites for your event.

Also on our porta potty website, you can view our complete line of portable toilet related products, such as handicap accessible restrooms, restrooms with sinks, Hook Construction Portable Toilets, Rolloway Hi-Rise Construction Toilets, Road Crew Porta Potties with included trailers, VIP flushing restrooms, stand-alone sinks and hand wash stations, basic to luxury restroom trailers, shower trailers, waste holding tanks for homeowners, restaurants, caterers and jobsites, interior restroom systems for office trailers, and luxury solar powered restrooms.

We also provide septic and waste-water pumping services for Home, Business, Restaurant, Municipal, Government and Agricultural needs. Our on-site washing and maintenance facilities provide the cleanest and most well-maintained truck fleet in the septic tank maintenance industry.

If you see a product you desire that is not currently on our site, please call us at (703) 273-7100. We guarantee that if we don’t have the portable restroom, trailer or sanitation supplies that you are looking for, we will get it for you!

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