Porta Potty Facts

Rent A Throne's Interesting Porta Potty Facts

A Rent A Throne Porta Potty Is NOT Boring

When most people see a Rent A Throne porta potty they do not think much of it. However, these people are completely unaware of the porta potty facts. There is more to them then meets the eye. In order to bring this to their attention, we here at Rent A Throne would like to take a look at some interesting facts about these overlooked facilities.


Many people nowadays associate potable toilets in New York with the plastic boxes, this was not always the case. Before the modern version was created in the 1980’s there were many different iterations of this facility. The earliest of these date back to the 6th century BC. If you would like to learn more about the history of portable restroom facilities then check out our blog on the subject.


While many good things in life are green (go sign, vegetables, etc.) this is not always the case. Under normal circumstances, the water in a porta john is blue. This is due to the fact that it is the natural color of the chemical that is used to eliminate the odor in the air. However, as it mixes with urine and feces it eventually losses its color and turns green. Once the chemical turns this color it loses its ability to ward off smells. So if you ever step into a stall and smell something bad then it’s more then likely the chemicals have turned green. This is very rare for a Rent A Throne porta potty in New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx or Staten Island.


Often, porta potties are the target of vandalism. From graffiti to tippings, people find ways to screw with these facilities. While these delinquents think it is all fun and games, it can lead to serious damage and lawsuits. Back in 2014, Gerald Grater and Barry Weller attempted to prank Douglas Adams III by blocking off the door to the toilet he was in. While this seemed like a fun idea at first, things took a turn for the worst when the porta john flipped over. This accident left Douglas paralyzed from the neck down. In retaliation, he sued Gerald, Barry, portable toilets manufacturer (Poly-San), and its installer. In this case, Douglas won a 5 million dollar settlement.

Rent A Throne - Poly John PJN3

Rent A Throne - Poly John PJN3



Construction Sites

A construction site is a place where portable toilets are needed the most. This is because the workers and the labor works day in and day out. The sanitation needs and requirements of construction workers can be met by portable trailers and restroom trailers for rent. Portable toilets are extremely important for construction sites as the workers are going to be there throughout the day and need to use the portable toilets at some point of time.

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Special Events

Whether your event is an intimate or large gathering, corporate function or an outdoor concert. Your guests will be impressed with Rent A Throne’s Royal Treatment! The best portable toilet rental in New York City. 

Don’t let your event become less than special because of inadequate restroom accommodations. Who can deliver the best porta potty in New York City? Rent A Throne in New York City can. So for your next and porta potty rental...

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