How Do You Dispose of Waste from a Portable Toilet?


Disposing Waste Without Damaging The Environment

Portable toilets are also known as mobile toilets as they can be moved from one place to another. They are mainly used in building sites and events such as weddings, birthday parties, funerals, etc. Unlike other toilets that are connected to sewage lines, these outdoor toilets are not connected to sewage lines; instead, they are fully contained.

How Do Portable Toilets Work?

A portable toilet is made up of four main components, these are a flushing mechanism, holding tank, toilet seat, and pressure system. Unlike conventional toilets, which carries the waste to the sewer, this type of toilet holds its wastes in the tank underneath. The holding tank is usually located under the toilet seat. The holding tank contains chemicals that kill germs, break down solid wastes, reduce toilet paper, and destroys smell. While flushing in the portable toilet, we either flush by the use of the chemicals in the holding tank or flush using water, which can be hidden in a water tank.

How Do You Dispose of Waste from Portable Toilets?

Waste from the portable toilets has to be properly disposed of without negatively affecting the environment. Disposing of waste from portable toilets is important because it prevents bad odors and breeding of bad bacteria. This is because bad bacteria are harmful to us.

Normally the company you hire from will have the special tools needed to empty the waste from your outdoor toilets or they will know the right companies to use. These sanitation companies help in removing the waste by pumping the portable toilets. When the tank of the portable toilet is full, they empty the tank by sucking out the waste components and transferring it into a large container at the back of a truck. The sucking out of waste from the portable toilet is done using a large vacuum. From there, the waste will then be moved to a wastewater treatment plant, which will later be disposed of further.

Another method used in disposing waste from portable toilets is by transporting the waste into a sewer using a sewer line. This method will ensure the waste gets into the sewer directly. However, this method is only in urban areas where there are nearby sewer lines but not in rural areas. 

Why Portable Toilets Are Suitable for Outdoor Events

​The following are the reasons why portable toilets are best for outdoor events:

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​We hope that our blog has been informative and has helped you in disposing of the waste in your portable toilet. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0116 254 4999 or alternatively head over to our contact page to fill in the online enquiry form.

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