5 Questions to Ask When Renting a Portable Toilet or Restroom Trailer

Are you hosting an event and just not sure what type of portable restroom option to choose? First, do realize that the main difference between the two is that a portable toilet is a standard restrooms with a toilet and possibly lighted sink area. A restroom trailer is much larger, offering recessed lighting, temperature control, and vanity areas. Let’s review a few questions you should ask yourself before renting.

Are Other Restrooms Nearby?

If there are public restrooms available near your event, you may still consider a portable restroom to ensure your guests don’t travel too far. So your option for portable restrooms will be due to placement. If you have many guests attending, you don’t want them all wandering the park area looking for a restroom. If the grounds have a nice restroom facility already, consider just a few portable toilets in the area. If not, you’ll want to have a toilet trailer for their comfort.

Are There Other Events at the Same Facility?

As stated above, if there are restroom facilities on site, it may just be an issue of how long it will take the guests to get to the restroom. However, another question to ask yourself is if there will be other events going on at the facility as well. If you are expecting many guests, your guests could have a long wait if another event has many patrons as well.

For larger events, a portable toilet trailer is best to have to reduce long lines. This is especially helpful and cost effective if your event revolves around product sales. You want your guests at your events, not waiting to use the restroom.

Will Children be in Attendance?

However, if your event is lengthy and children are in attendance, consider the parent’s needs. They may need to change infants, and that’s possible with a baby changing station in a portable trailer unit. For family events, families need the space and amenities to get their children tidied up. Children get into all sorts of accidents such as muddy shoes and chocolate covered shirts.

What type of Portable Toilet will fit my Event?

The type of event that you will host makes a big difference. Impressions are everything, and portable restroom options are no different. If you’re hosting a sporting event, portable toilets are a perfect option and are cost effective. Adults can use the restroom fairly quickly. If it’s a short event, that may be all they are doing. Nobody is going to linger in a restroom and miss the big pitch!

However, for more formal black tie events, you need to have a more comfortable environment, such as Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Black tie events such as award ceremonies and art gals, your guests need to groom themselves before walking on stage or freshen up before networking. Give them the amenities they are going to need to do so. These types of events usually request a handsome amount for the tickets. A five-star restroom is well deserved.

How long will the event last?

If you are hosting an event for a long period, portable toilet trailers have the lighting and space you will need. A portable toilet is dimly lit. Your guests want to be able to freshen themselves up. This helps everyone feel comfortable and stay longer.

Contact Don’s Johns friendly representatives today. They are knowledgeable regarding each type portable toilet or restroom trailer and can help you decide on the best for your event.

Portable Toilet Rental on the Moon?

While reading our daily news, we found out that there is in fact, a portable toilet sitting on the moon.


NASA recently released new images of the Moon, clearly showing a porta potty left by the famous astronauts, Buzz Aldroun and Neil Armstrong during their historic mission in 1969.  The recent picture from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), can be seen below:

We wonder if NASA made their own porta potty, or whether they bought a porta john for sale? If it were a portable toilet rental, that would be one expensive bill!  Now we’re sure that they didn’t have a luxury restroom trailer rental available back then, but If they did we’re sure they would have went with one of America’s Best Restroom Trailer rentals around and they may have even rented Restroom trailers in DC!

An Urban Legend is circulating around that a 5 year old company named Don’s Johns may or may not have played a hand in this special outdoor event when it came to the use of portable johns on the moon.  Rumor also has it that Don’s Johns wanted to service the area shortly after the astronauts left, but decided to leave it as a piece of human history.

Did Don’s Johns really provide the portable toilet that went to the moon?  I suppose that secret lies within the spirit of our founders, Thelma and Don Rainwater…

We may not have been on the moon, but if you’re looking for a portable toilet rental, restroom trailer rental, porta john for sale to be at your outdoor event, Don’s Johns is here to serve you where and when you need it. With the right selection and all the portable restroom rentals you could ever want, you can’t go wrong when it comes to one of Don’s Johns.  Call us today at 877-9-TOILET or email sales@donsjohns.com for your portable toilet rental needs.

*This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.


How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

restroom trailer

Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.


Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 877-9-TOILET today so we can find a unit to match your needs.



Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

It’s amazing how gatherings never cease when wintertime strolls around. Patrons in the DC metro area continue to gather for outdoor family events during the holidays. Young and old alike enjoy the welcoming cool breezes and beautiful snow. It’s impeccable that event hosts meet everyone’s needs, so guests are happy and comfortable during the events. That’s why placing Don’s Johns as a top resource is vital for the following events.

Holiday Sales

Labor Day brings about the end of summer. Halloween is right around the corner, and stores are preparing for Trick-Or-Treaters and their families. Soon afterwards, Thanksgiving Day sales and décor are up as smart holiday shoppers are out early preparing their shopping sprees.

To keep shoppers out during such a busy season, having portable restrooms is important. Stores and restaurants are crowded, and sometimes workers are unable to clean their public restroom. This is why many City Officials recommend having portable restrooms for local neighborhood establishments.

Tree Lighting Events

Small towns and just about every major city have an annual Christmas tree lighting event. Spectators come from many areas to celebrate the holidays. Since it’s open to the public, you can expect it to be jam packed from early morning until late night.

There are a host of other events that occur during tree lighting events as well. So you’ll find those with picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs around and children frolicking in the park. With so many partaking in the ceremonies, event organizers need to plan for these spectators to have a clean and accessible restroom facility. It’s also helpful to have quad washing stations and hand sanitizers as people will have many delectable food eating opportunities and sticky hands.

Winter Activities

There are so many winter activities to partake in. Having a portable restroom available keeps patrons out having fun. This contributes to businesses revenues, so that they do not lose customers who they are not losing clientele due to not being able to go to the restroom when needed. A few winter activities you’ll always find are:

  • Public Outdoor Ice Skating
  • Santa’s Village
  • Outdoor Hockey Games
  • Winter Carnivals

Provide an Environment to Warm Your Guests

All in all, event organizers want to ensure their spectators not only are enjoying themselves, but are warm and safe. Having portable restrooms trailers covers these aspects. Don’s Johns portable restroom trailers each come with climate controlled heating and air conditioning. They provide a clean and sanitized environment that patrons can come to should they feel the bite of Old Man Winter. The sinks also have hot running water to help warm their hands.

Be Cautions to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Although it’s cold out during these winter festivities, germs can still be spread through the touching of hands to greet event attendees. Having hand sanitizers around are an excellent way to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. They are a perfect alternative to just washing hands since they are alcohol based products that won’t freeze.



4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

4 Reasons Don’s Johns is Excellent to Have in Case of Emergencies

24 Hours a Day ● 7 Days a Week ● 365 Days a Year
Don’s Johns knowledgeable and trained staff is available anytime day or night to provide emergency portable restrooms, restroom trailers, shower trailers, and pumping services. Call us at 703-273-7100, extension 701 for immediate service.

Don’s Johns certainly does not thrive in emergency situations. After all, we are residents of the greater DC area also. However, when disasters strike, we are here to help you through any situation. Let Don’s Johns keep you in a clean and proper state. The following four reasons are why Don’s Johns is excellent to have in case of any emergencies.

The Main Water Line Breaks

Some emergencies seem small, but they are a trying time to live and work through. If a water line break in a residential area, hundreds of people are left with no hygienic option of bathing, sanitizing their utensils for eating, or eliminating waste. Don’s Johns has portable restrooms and sinks. For example, the DJ2000L Luxury Restroom Trailer  is equipped with a 300 gallon waste capacity, of which Don’s Johns staff will keep changing it regularly. Each portable sink provides clean, hot and cold running water, which can be used for cooking and cleaning.

First Response Teams Need Access

In situations where first response teams are necessary, they too need clean restrooms to keep going through the long days and nights. Our DJ Shower Trailer restrooms are energy efficient, come with an 800 gallon shower capacity, attached dressing areas, and are temperature regulated. So no matter if they are responding to a local flood, train wreck, fire, or there for a major catastrophe, they have a sanitized environment to break way to for just even a moment.

Prevents Business Interruption

Should a fire occur in the building or neighborhood, it could take many businesses down. As you may have a backup generator for electricity, what about clean water and restrooms? Our DJ5000L Luxury Restroom Trailer is the solution to preventing your business from shutting down. It provides a way for employers to keep employees on site, maintaining proper hygiene and able to use a clean toilet.

Don’s Johns is a Proud Member of the PSAI

The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) is the largest trade association in the industry, which sets the bar for companies that offer Portable restroom facilities and accessories. They ensure that anyone can get sanitized restrooms in a disastrous situation. So, Don’s Johns makes sure we adhere to their regulatory requirements. We do this by providing clean services such as portable restrooms, hand washing stations, hand wipe and foam wipe stations, hand sanitizers, and hot and cold water portable sinks.

Although Don’s Johns is available 24/7, you can always plan ahead. You can purchase a used portable toilet from us and store away just in case. Contact Don’s Johns at 877-9-TOILET today, to inquire about a plan to keep you and your family safe should a disaster strike.



Top 4 Qualities of an Outstanding Portable Toilet to Look For

portable-toiletWith the numerous portable toilet providers that are in the DC area, which should you choose? Well, it’s about more than just choosing a non-standard portable toilet. Read the following four qualities you should be on the lookout for when selecting an outstanding portable toilet for your outdoor event.

TOP Portable Toilet Qualities:

Ease of Access to the Portable Toilet

Studies show that people feel more comfortable walking distances away from their event to find a portable restroom. The reason is that they know more people are using the toilet closest to the event. The fewer people using the restroom, the fewer chances of germs or walking into a dirty environment.

Don’s Johns has specialists who coach event planners to have the necessary number of units for the party. For example, the number of units you have depends upon how long your party is, how many people will attend, and if you’re serving alcoholic beverages.

Well Stocked with Toilet Tissue in the Portable Toilet

A portable restroom left unattended becomes low or out of stock on necessary items such as toilet tissue, soap, or paper towels. Patrons are left feeling unclean and unsanitary. Having toilet tissue is imperative when using the restroom. It’s needed for a variety of uses, even if just to blow your nose.

Portable Toilet has a Pleasant Odor

Since a portable restroom is pretty confined, you’re looking out for a portable toilet that’s clean and fresh. Even if you aren’t expecting to be inside long, trying to hold your breath was not what you had in mind.

Don’s John’s portable restroom trailers are designed to keep odor to a minimal. Our restroom trailers have air fresheners in each. We even have valet attendants that will maintain the restroom during events keeping it clean and in order. We have additional holding tanks also when party hosts are expecting a large crowd.

Non-Skid Flooring in the Portable Toilet

When you are in a rush to go to the restroom, you don’t have time to stop and examine the floors. Many people don’t realize the dangers of entering a restroom too quickly. You see if patrons use the restroom and leave the floor wet for whatever reason, there is a possibility you could slip, inside the restroom. We’re not even taking into account how disgusting that would be to land on the floor.

Inside of certain Don’s John’s portable restrooms are non-skid or wood grain floors. So your chances of slipping are minimized. Also, Don’s Johns has ADA portable restrooms available, so you can hold on to the rails for ease in and out of the restroom.

Speak to a Don’s Johns representative today for the optimum portable toilets to have at your event.

Don’t hesitate to call (703) 273-7100 or email sales@donsjohns.com for our expert guidance for your porta potty rental needs.



3 Reasons You Need to Rent a Portable Toilet

Portable Toilets for all Summer Events


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.



How To Benefit From Restroom Advertising

Restroom advertising isn’t usually something you bring up in the morning meeting. Most people would not think about this at all. Would you? Well, think about how many people are at your events. How many other people will have access to seeing your strategically placed porta potty and restroom trailers? This is an advertisement that is almost guaranteed to get noticed.

Outdoor Advertisement

With Restroom Advertising, no matter the event you have there surely is a custom wrap Don’s Johns can create for you. Our team can come up with an intriguing advertisement for you. As your event guests walk by either the portable restroom  or trailers they will see your advertisement. You can do many things such as promote events and display your logo enhancing brand recognition.

Interior Advertisement

Portable restroom interior advertising space can be the best use of your marketing dollars. Your audience will literally not be going anywhere from 45 seconds up to five minutes. They are not prepared to come in with reading materials either.

Having a clean restroom trailer does not put them in a rush.  So while they are in the restroom give them something to do. They can read about your organization, your next fundraiser, a new product line, or other event you will be hosting soon. It’s great to have posted near the portable inside hand washing stations. Restroom visitors are going to be curious and want to know what you took the time to put inside of this portable restroom.

With each event you hold you can have customized advertisement that is targeted towards a general population, locals, an age group, income range, or anything else you may think of. Contact Dons John’s today so our team can help you plan your next restroom advertisement opportunity. We can be reached at 877-9-TOILET.


Portable Toilets to Office Trailer Systems from Don’s Johns

Not having fresh water systems on site can be a nuisance. You feel as though you are required to provide bottled water for employees on hot days inside. You also may want to avoid a standard portable toilet inside your office. If you require temporary restroom’s inside your office trailer with flushing toilets, Don’s Johns has your complete office trailer systems ready to deliver. You don’t even have to have access to a sewer or septic.

Complete Office Trailer Systems

If you do not have a sewer or septic hookup, our standard office trailer systems comes equipped with a 100 gallon fresh water holding tank and 250 gallon secured waste container. We even offer a fresh water toilet if you don’t have one. The best part is the interior office trailer system can be setup totally from the outside. You won’t know we are there servicing you.

Office Trailer Systems – Additional Components

If you will be using more than the provided fresh water holding tank or secured waste container that’s not a problem. Don’s Johns systems are set up to hook an additional tank and container up for maximum usage. You can reduce the number of service calls we make.

We are concerned and want to make sure we are affordable for all our clients. That’s why we offer the Lo-Fl toilet as well. This toilet reserves the water, similar to which an airplane toilet does.

Portable Sink Option

Since your site does not offer fresh running water we are able to offer you a hot and cold portable sink. This sink is designed to provide you with fresh drinking water as well as cleaning your hands. You have an attached paper towel dispenser that will never disappear on you.

Contact a representative at Don’s Johns today for your free quote on an office trailer system or any other products or services that we offer.  Our happy clients include those in construction, government, and septic and wastewater pumping. We can be reached at 877-9-TOILET.

Luxury Sanitation Facilities with Restroom Trailer Rentals

Planning an elegant and stylish event takes a lot of attention to detail and one that often gets over-looked can restroom-trailer-rentalbe the most important – the sanitation facilities. When guests are elegantly dressed and enjoying themselves at an outside affair they do not want to use just a simple portable toilet. Although we have very quality and top of the line portable toilets, guests at a luxury affair can be turned off from using them especially if not properly managed. So, what do you do when you need luxury sanitation facilities for an outdoor event?

Luxury Restroom Trailers are the answer! Don John’s sanitation services offers luxurious sanitation facilities for any event – whether it is a wedding, a charity event, a celebration, or festivals. You may even say, luxurious sanitation facilities could make guests feel as if they were in a restroom at the Buckingham Palace. 😉

Don John’s sanitation services offers several different luxurious sanitation facilities including the Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. This restroom trailer is very spacious including four private stalls and two vanities on the women’s side and two private stalls and four urinals with courtesy shelves on the men’s side. Each restroom also uses energy efficient toilets, has fans, recessed lighting, waste bins, hot and cold running water, soap, and an automatic air freshener.

Another great luxury sanitation facility offered is the Luxury Restroom Trailer with a Family Room. This luxurious restroom trailer offers a women’s and men’s side as well as a family room. The women’s side includes two private stalls with two sinks and the men’s side includes one private stall and three urinals with one sink. Each restroom includes all the amenities you need in a luxury sanitation facility. The family room has the additions a baby changing station, and a full length mirror. The family room is great for family events, bridal parties and other events where guests may need to change.

Outdoor parties are great during the warm months with beautiful days, but don’t let a bad portable toilet ruin the event. Event planners and hosts want the best for their guests, so get luxury sanitation facilities with Don’s Johns. This allows events to keep their class and elegance even when nature calls.

Visit us online or call 877-9-TOILET for a free quote and we’ll be sure to take care of ALL your sanitation needs!