Renowned for being flexible, cost-effective, and did we mention convenient!
However, what many people may not know are the intricacies of how a portable chemical toilet works, and what to do with the waste.
Whether you have a handful of people attending a garden party, a site full of staff, or hundreds of people at a festival, it’s vital to safely and quickly dispose of chemical toilet waste. It is reducing any opportunity for health hazards to occur, as well as reducing pollution to the environment.
Where does all the waste go?
If you’re planning on hiring portable toilets for your event, you also need to plan and schedule portable toilet cleaning and waste removal, especially if your event spans longer than a day, as guests expect (and rightly so) clean and comfortable toilet facilities every time.
Portable toilet waste disposal
Ultimately waste from a portable toilet falls directly into a large bin that can hold gallons of waste before overfilling.
However, don’t push your luck. No one wants to reach the stage of overflow – trust us, you can be left with a rather unpleasant mess if this does occur.
Rather than manually checking when waste levels get too high, portable toilets come with an output hole on the side of the emptying bin, with sensors indicating if the bin needs to be emptied.
When the bin has reached a certain level and indeed needs to be emptied, you need to contact a professional sanitation company (like Addplant).
Your chosen sanitation team will then dispatch a large truck holding vast storage tanks. The output holes of the portable toilet will then be connected to large hoses from the storage tank. This hose then sucks out all of the waste, using the latest vacuum technology.
This process is often done quickly and efficiently, while during this time, the portable cabins can also be replenished with fresh toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc. Waste bins can also be cleaned and filled with the blue chemical substance, which helps to fight bacteria and keep the cabin smelling fresh.
Once everything is complete, the trucks will travel to an authorised sanitation cleaning facility that treats waste safely and sanitarily.
Camping portable toilet waste disposal
On all camping sites, there should be a waste disposal area. An authorised location that has been specifically set aside for emptying chemical waste.
It’s essential when pitching up for your stay, to find out exactly where these areas are located.
Most portable chemical camping toilets will come with a freshwater tank and a waste tank.
When separating the tanks to empty the waste tank, we’d always, always, recommend using disposable gloves, helping to keep everything sanitary and bacteria at bay.
When you have separated your waste tank and taking it to the specified waste removal point, you can then empty your tank carefully (a rotating spout can help to make this job much simpler and a lot less messy!)
Once the tank is empty, we would then recommend washing it out with a hose or tap, again emptying the contents in the waste removal areas.
Leaving a small amount of water in the tank allows you to mix toilet chemicals to keep everything hygienic.
This is also a great time to refill the fresh water tank too.
You can then reinsert both tanks back into the portable toilet system and pop your gloves in the nearest bin!
D3 Waste Exemption
The D3 Waste Exemption focuses on depositing or burying waste from portable toilets to avoid long-distance transportation when it comes to small quantities of sewage and waste.
The D3 Waste Exemption outlines the types of activity you can carry out, what you can’t do (i.e., depositing waste by spreading or tipping it onto land, bringing toilet waste from other places, etc.).
It also focuses on the types of waste you can deposit, with different waste fitting within the relevant waste codes, the amount of waste that can be deposited (recommended one cubic metre of waste in 12 months), and the key conditions of depositing said waste (for example, one requirement is that waste must not be deposited within 10m of a watercourse).
In the majority of cases, it is recommended that waste should be disposed to a foul sewer at sites that are specially designed to handle this.
D3 exemptions must be registered to be valid.
Note: If you want to discard sewage via a sceptic tank, specific permits are required.
Portable toilets from Addplant
At Addplant, we will talk you through our portable toilet hire process as well as our means of disposing of chemical toilet waste.
We want to provide a sleek service from start to finish, offering you and your guests a portable toilet solution that goes above and beyond expectations.
As well as portable toilets, we also offer deluxe toilet trailers, site cabins, storage, drying facilities, break rooms, and more.
Call our Addplant team today and see how we can help you.
Call 01482 867 227
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