Start a Portable Toilet Rental Business

What are the necessary requirements to start a portable toilet rental business? Is this a lucrative business? What is the correct disposal for this kind of business?

Starting this kind of business may not be eye-catching and without the proper training could be unsafe to you, to your staff and to your customer’s health. Proper hygiene is required for this kind of business.

Portable toilet are usually seen in construction areas, market sites, road shows, outdoor concert events, sports shows and other outdoor events or usage. You may earn unlimitedly depending on the length of use, especially if it will be staying there for months. To start this business can be very beneficial, but you will need to plan in order to be profitable.

  • Have a supplier of these portable toilets; you have to research on which manufacturers can give you cheaper cost on portable toilets and will have good business relation with you. You need sufficient portable toilet supplies to meet your customers need.
  • Find a place where you can store your portable toilets. You will need a wide area, a warehouse will be suitable and it can also serve as your administrative office at the same time.
  • Obtain a licensed to operate and permit for proper handling and disposal of the waste that was collected. Organize your sewage discarding.
  • You also need to identify your market, do research on who will be your potential customers, will it be construction areas, public locations, open or outdoor events, busy places, natural calamity struck sites and camp grounds.
  • Acquire or rent vehicles and suitable trailers to transport the toilets to your customers. You will need helpers to deliver your portable toilet.
  • Promote your portable toilet business by listing your business in online classified ads and print directories

How Does a Portable Toilet Works

A portable toilet is used in a comparable way as a typical house hold toilet is being used. The distinction is, the waste is not carried to a septic tank but instead is carried to a tank that is attached to the toilet. The tank is concealed within the base of the toilet. In the interior of the tank are chemicals that ventilate the waste, deodorizes it and powderize solid waste and toilet paper.

Kinds of Portable Toilet

  • Single-seat toilet urinals
  • Multiple-urinals
  • Combined toilet-urinals
  • Mobile vans with multiple units of toilets/urinals

These portable toilets supposed to be made of water-resistant materials that can be cleaned, germ-free and sanitized.

The rental fee for portable toilet will depend on the kind or type of portable toilet. You will need to calculate the units that will be rented, how long your customers will need them, the location where it will be placed.


  • favor kemu domma said on March 24, 2012
    i wish to go into such a business. And the federal govt, of nigeria has decided to empower it youth with huge sum of money. But the problem is they need a convincing business plan. Since i dont know much about the business i will be glad if you could furnish me with a plan so i could get the grant from the government. Thanking u for your anticipated cooperation
  • Toni said on December 17, 2012
    My name is Toni and I'm working on a biz plan, I will like to know how much this mobile toilets are cost each.
  • michael zondi said on December 27, 2012
    please email to me the whole document how to start up rental business toilet.
  • Mpendu said on January 14, 2013
    In Kwazulu Natal, really interested in starting a Toilet hiring company. Please supply me with the information if you have.
  • andy amanor said on February 24, 2013
    Hi am very much interested in the mobile toilet business, would like to know the cost of one and the chemicals needed. Thanks
  • bukeka said on March 12, 2013
    I'm really interested in starting a Toilet hiring company. Please supply me with the information if you have, I would like a quote on a non-flush toiler (portable).
  • Gomolemo simanyana said on April 6, 2013
    located in Gaborone capital city of Botswana in southrean Africa. i'm interested on these kind of business, so pleas can you forward me a business plan sample, for toilet rental business
  • mankhedi Taba said on April 15, 2013
    i am really interested in this type of business, i am residing in steelpoort next to mines and industrial city. I need to quote the portable toilets to help people working underground at the mines and to our community at large in the case of funerals and weddings
  • Kwame said on April 23, 2013
    I am in ghana and would like to start a business on my own. I would like to know the cost involve in starting on a small scale, as I don't have a big capital. Please kindly assist me in the way forward.
  • pako ledimo said on April 26, 2013
    i'm in maun botswana please i want to start a mobile toilet business, can you forward me the sample of the business plan.
  • hadyn Langeveldt said on May 14, 2013
    I am interested in starting a toilet hire business in the DRC congo on the mines. Could you please give some details of cost of buying toilets chemicals etc.
  • Karen Halliday said on May 20, 2013
    Hi, I have a portable toilet hire business in Pretoria South Africa, If you need advise starting a portable toilet hire business you are welcome to contact me for advise
  • Ntokozo Kunene said on May 25, 2013
    Hi Karen, I would like to get in touch with you regarding help/advise in starting the toilet hire business. I am in Kyalami but the business will be based in Durban. I have already bought the big equipment like the vehicle and honeysucker. I will appreciate it if you drop me an email on
  • John said on May 28, 2013
    Hello @Karen Halliday, i am interested. kindly send me the biz plan. thk u.
  • thando mpinda said on June 2, 2013
    hi i am thando from south africa and i am a young man ready to start this business please e mail me advice and what i need to get started
  • Emeka said on June 5, 2013
    Hi I am based in Midrand looking seriously to start mobile toilet rental business. Could you kindly give me all relevant information and guidelines. Thank you
  • shaveen said on June 13, 2013
    hello to everyone . i am working as a business development Manger in Middleast and north and west africa .we are the supplier of mobile toilets(chemical toilets) in the region. if any one looking for such units to start there own business we can supply them. for more information kindly get in touch. +97433217004 and write to me on looking forward for valuable response.
  • Edwin Peteli said on June 22, 2013
    I really want to go into the toilet hire business. problem is, i dont seem to find a supplier. I need four units for the start and i need training for the staff that i will be working with should i find a supplier. Please link me to any supplier if you know any, preferably from south africa. I am a Zambia living in Lusaka City. Your prompt response is appreciated. Sincere regards.
  • ola Kumolu said on June 25, 2013
    Hello. My name is Ola Kumolu, our company is representing five peaks technology a foremost portable restroom manufacturer in michigan united states, we represent them in the whole of west Africa, if anyone is interested in knowing better on how to start the business ,to rent or to purchase then we are the best company you can speak with because we are in africa so we know the right way to go start the business , also we will be able to put you through the right unit to purchase . You can reach us on email : or (234)08029660957 or (234)08029660956. Thank you
  • nomcebo said on June 30, 2013
    Hi, Nomcebo from KZN South africa. M very much interested in the toilet hiring business.Iv bought 3 flushable +1 ViP portable toilets.My only problem is how will I dispose of the waste.I am also in this business alone therfore will like to register as a sole trader.At the moment ill focus on family functions bt will consider investing more into it if there's success with these 3 toilets. I also need information on repairs and services of these toilets. Thanks
  • tameka elliott said on July 12, 2013
    i am interested in starting my own company in maryland. please send me info
  • Phumzile said on July 20, 2013
    I'm Phumzile based in Ladysmith(KZN). I would like to start a business in toilet rental, I need training on how to sanitise my toilets as I have already bought them. I would also like have some info for servicing it.
  • shaveen said on July 28, 2013
    Hello Everyone, Kindly write a mail to me if you want to start a business about mobile toilets. Hope to hear soon from you. Regards shaveen
  • goletlaone s koosaletse said on August 21, 2013
    i would like to start up a portal toilet rental i dont know where to start can you help with a business plan
  • Dieter said on August 23, 2013
    I want to start a toilet rental business in Namibia, Swakopmund area
  • thembekile said on September 3, 2013
    i have already started this business but my problem is funding to pay for hiring them right now i have order numbers of 14 of which i have to supply ,and the manufacturer who can supply me in the KZN midlands on credit so that i can be able to start paying month end
  • thembekile said on September 3, 2013
    my business location is in Ladysmith, i need a person who can build my own rather than renting.
  • smangele said on October 6, 2013
    hi, i'm also interested in starting a mobile toilets business, so i dont know where to start i need advice. i reside in soweto
  • Art said on October 21, 2013
    we have 4 vip toilets and 3 trailers, we are looking at getting clients now for long term lease and rental. We are based in eastrand, Ekurhuleni. Contact us via
  • Sipho said on October 21, 2013
    we have vip toilets, we are looking at getting clients now for long term leases or rentals. We are based in Daveyton.Contact us via
  • Philip said on October 23, 2013
    We are currently operating a toilet hire business and are looking a purchasing and addition 400 second hand units . Please drop us a line if you have units for sale
  • BAFANA said on October 23, 2013
    please send me suppliers info
  • juju said on October 25, 2013
    I need more info on where to buy the toilets. pliz email me all da details plus da prices
  • lamett mahloko said on October 29, 2013
    hai! Send me the info about supply toilet
  • veronicah said on November 8, 2013
    hi, i wanna know much how does it cost each n pls help me with the business plan, send me the details plz...
  • veronicah said on November 8, 2013
    send me the details plz, the costs for each n plz help me with the business plan
  • Humphrey said on November 13, 2013
    NAKURU KENYA, I am interested in venturing into the portable business... do you have a link to a business plan or proposal to the same. Thank you
  • Peter said on November 13, 2013
    I would like to know more about this business can somebody be Generous and give info needed in this and how much do I need to start. Regards Negolokwe Peter
  • Zacharia said on November 16, 2013
    Hi I'm so interested of doing the renting business of mobile toilets pls if the is anyone to help of funding here is my number 0724499492 or 0765555778 I stay in hebron next to mabopane.
  • Esther said on December 3, 2013
    I'm currently staying in limpopo and I want to start my own toilet business and business plans can u please advice or tell me all the details. why contact number are: 0722201711
  • Jayjey said on December 8, 2013
    I AM INTERESTED IN STARTING THIS KIND OF BUSINESS PLEASE TAKE ME THROUGH CONTACT ME AT 072 313 4253 OR 079 519 1991. Mobile toilet business has been my passion please email to me information required to initiate this.
  • Tshepo Khoza said on January 3, 2014
    Hi, I am Tshepo Khoza. I am a young aspiring entrepreneur in Pretoria as I have recently graduated in Building, I am rarely stationed at one place due to the industry I am in. Due to that I've developed interest in this stream of business, as I'd like to make other avenues of income without being present at my potential clients location. May I have information of manufacturers around gauteng, how I can acquire the license mentioned above, costs implications of renting out the flushing toilets, and any information to best equipt me for this rental business.
  • JOhn said on January 6, 2014
    just wanna know the cost of a mobile toilet and how can we get access to the manufacture? Who is doing the maintenance for it.
  • Lisa said on January 6, 2014
    Hello. I am about to start running a catering company in my area(free state). I have to buy vip toilets and flushable toilets. can I please be sent the quotation on my email address so that I can purchase those toilets.TIA!
  • MR RALPH-MARC CAWOOD said on January 9, 2014
    Good Afternoon to everyone and importantly anyone who might be interested. We currently manufacture toilet and vip toilet top structures. All our structures are lightweight and are either delivered assembled or unassembled (Ideal for export). We are based in KZN and if you require a quotation or or business proposition for a long term lease of units please contact me on or Best Regards Ralph Marc Cawood
  • Brenda said on January 14, 2014
    Goodday, can you pls email me the quotation of the hiring toilet as i'm very interested
  • Osman Marah said on January 15, 2014
    Hi I am winner of a national business idea competition in Sierra Leone an my business idea was rentals of mobile toilets. Now i have bought my toilets so what i want you to help me with is an Operational plan so i can start my operations thank you.
  • Edwin Nyamwala said on January 15, 2014
    Please furnish me with how I can purchase the toilets and ship them to Kenya. I'm really interested in this business. Thank you, Edwin
  • morgan modise said on January 28, 2014
    I'm doing a business plan on portable toilet I would most appreciate it if you could send me the whole document
  • Amogelang modikwa said on April 14, 2014
    I want to start this businesses of mobile portable toilets. I'm in Gaborone city .Botswana Please send me price an business plan
  • Amogelang modikwa said on April 14, 2014
    Gaborone City, Botewana. Send me business plan and price list
  • Beauty Gwebu said on April 16, 2014
    I am a director of Ntataishe Trading and Projects and we are looking for VIP Portable Toilets so we would like to know as to how much does each costs. Kindly be advised that our Company is based in Midrand. Further advise us of a physical address your neares branch around Johannesburg. Regards, Beauty Gwebu 0727538401
  • Betty Wekhomba said on May 19, 2014
    Would like to get quotations of mobile toilets based in Western Kenya. Thanks Betty Wekhomba
  • allan ngugi said on May 23, 2014
    am allan from kenya. am thinking of going into this as a business, problem is i dnt really know what are the logistics, prices or even where to get in nairobi county
  • zama khoza said on May 26, 2014
    Hi, i would like to start the same business, please send me the document and advise on how to dispose of the waste, also provide reasonable manufacturers
  • Luthando said on June 3, 2014
    Would you send me quotations of single-seated urinals
  • JOSEPH MOTSERERE said on June 6, 2014
    Hi I am in Middelburg mpumalanga I the toilet and contract from the mine what is two vVIP trailer unit toilet to the mine and I don't have a truck is urgent please contact me on 0715194238
  • mate said on June 6, 2014
    Hi I would like to make a move to such an enterprise. Could you please help me with a proper business plan I can present to the youth empowerment fund. Solwezi zambia
  • sfiso cele said on June 17, 2014
    Hi, I would like to have information about portable toilets rental business. May you send me information such as cost per toilets, list and contact of suppliers in Jozi.Thanks.
  • dennis said on June 24, 2014
    Mombasa, Kenya. kindly link me with suppliers
  • hinsson said on June 26, 2014
    Would like to get quotations of all mobile toilets
  • Donald Berryman said on June 27, 2014
    Muscle Shoals, Al. USA. What is the up front cost to start a Portable toilet rental business. Also what kind of vehicles would I need.
  • Paul akhidenor said on July 9, 2014
    Kindly the quotation for procuring the mobile restroom and the list of document from government. Thanks in anticipation to my request.
  • Magda Muinde said on July 10, 2014
    We have started a NPO organization for children and one of the businesses we want to use to bring income is events and conference supplies of mobile toilets, big tents from private parties, weddings to even circus level and party benches with tables and also other mobile easy chairs. Location of the HQS is THIKA, close to NAIROBI, Country Kenya
  • Travis said on July 12, 2014
    could you please send me a business plan as well? i am located in ontario canada.
  • Jeremiah said on July 21, 2014
    I am interested on starting sanitation business. I am in Limpopo and working for the department of water and sanitation, but want to start my own business. may you show me how your proposed business work and how to obtain it. kind regards Jeremiah
  • lucky said on July 31, 2014
    Hi I would like to start a small business in portable toilets hire I would like to know the cost of each n chemical suppliers located around Johannesburg
  • Sibusisiwe said on August 5, 2014
    I am in RSA and would like to start a toilet hire business. I would like help with the business plan.
  • kabelo said on August 5, 2014
    gaborone Botswana, can you pls send me the business plan for porter toilets' highly interested in the business
  • louis said on August 25, 2014
    kindly assist me with sample plan to start the business
  • DESIGAN said on September 4, 2014
  • Kyei said on September 4, 2014
    This is a venture i want to go into. Since toilet facility in my country especially in the marketing centers is lacking. I will therefore be glad to embark on such business. However, i do not have the requisite capital to purchase the vehicle. Could you offer me credit facility(or work and pay) where i can pay on installment as i use the vehicle until fully paid up? Please help, Thanks.
  • Mompati DIkunwane said on September 17, 2014
    I want to help on a business plan for a toilet rental business.
  • francine mungole said on September 17, 2014
    hi, I would like to read up on this kind of business. kindly assist with a business plan and all the chemicals involved to make this work. thanks.
  • FRED said on September 24, 2014
    mobile toilet supplier based in nairobi kenya. We sell high quality mobile toilets used in the events, construction, mines and movie industries. Contact us on 0718770889 or
  • Tsoseletso Tso said on October 26, 2014
    My name is tsoseletso from soweto from soweto, i'm really into this mobile toilets business. i'd like to know how much is 1 unit n how much do all the chemicals needed cost?
  • Trevor Monkgatusi said on November 3, 2014
    Please assist me with business plan to start the business including all the necessary information required to make the business a success. Thanks
  • Faye Wade said on November 10, 2014
    Hi my business location is in Pretoria. I already have my business registered but need to start looking for work or contracts. I need to start drafting my business plan. Please assist.
  • Business plan. said on November 24, 2014
    Looking for a business plan model to start my own porta patty business and export it overseas. Any help will be much appreciated.
  • Patric Shabela said on December 4, 2014
    I need to know the price of portable toilet and how to market it
  • Thulisile Segane said on December 9, 2014
    I would like to make a purchase how much does 1 portal toilet cost.
  • ambani derrick said on December 27, 2014
    hai thanks 4 the good job, am ambani derick very eager 2 start this business pliz help me with logistics of starting the business and quotation on the cost of the portable toilets(simple and vip) thank you ambani leavng in kenya nairobi/nakuru
  • mpho orleyn said on January 2, 2015
    Hi my name is mpho and i am trying to help my father start a portable toilet business which i will take over one day. Please help me to start this business by informing me all i need to know as i am unaware of the requirements. I also dont have a proper business plan. Pleas also provide me with suppliers so that i can get quotes. Thank you
  • mpho orleyn said on January 2, 2015
    Hi my name is mpho and i am trying to help my father start a portable toilet business which i will take over one day. Please help me to start this business by informing me all i need to know as i am unaware of the requirements. I also dont have a proper business plan. Please also provide me with suppliers so that i can get quotes. My contact details are s211173878@ Thank you
  • Julius Oluoch said on January 13, 2015
    We are currently working at establishing the business in Kenya. we can appreciate any further information that will assist us meet our objectives. I can be reached at or
  • Charlie said on January 13, 2015
    Hi kindly send me a sample business plan for mobile toilet rentals please?
  • Chris said on January 15, 2015
    I am currently working on starting such a business, I can appreciate any further information. I can be reached at
  • Julius Oluoch said on January 17, 2015
    I need further information on mobile toilets business.
  • David Darwent said on February 14, 2015
    Would like information to open franchise
  • kevin said on February 15, 2015
    for those having this idea within kenya preferably in mombasa get in touch with me. we can assist each other archive our targets. 0725894611
  • Gaone Ramasedi said on March 31, 2015
    Please forward the proposal and the supplies in which I could buy the equipments in maun Botswana
  • Ash Ryan said on April 1, 2015
    I am in the business and have good info. Anyone from aftrica can contact me on
  • Busisiwe Nkosi said on April 14, 2015
    hi am running a toilet hiring business and would like to know, where can I market my business. I stay at Mpumalanga (Nelspruit-Mbombela)
  • Tshepo Lephoto said on May 8, 2015
    May I have information of manufacturers around Bloemfontein, how I can acquire the license mentioned above, costs implications of renting out the mobile flushing toilets, business plan if possible and any information to best equip me for this rental business.
  • Davey said on May 20, 2015
    I'm from South Africa, Limpopo province. Makhado town. I need routes for portable toilets.
  • Imraan said on June 13, 2015
    Hello, I import portable toilets from America and sell at very good prices. Quality of the imported units is a lot better compared to local toilets. If you would like to purchase units please contact me on +27 83 6388786. Thanks
  • Isaiah olasupo said on June 17, 2015
    Gud afternoon. My business location is Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. I want to go into mobile toilet business. I want to know d waz. The cost, d manufacturer and d business pjan.
  • Gh said on June 22, 2015
    Hi I'm interested in toilet business could you supply me with some information and what's the best way to dispose of the waste thanks
  • Austin Bhebe said on July 7, 2015
    Interested in Sanitation business
  • thabiso said on July 14, 2015
    good day everyone I am designing both mobile VIP toilets as well as mobile cool room and freezer room I also do air-conditioning since I am a qualified electrician with a wireman s license based in Pretoria and Mpumalanga my numbers 0764139243


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