Restroom Reports: December 2018

Not-quite news concerning PROs and portable restrooms from around the web

Restroom Reports: December 2018

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Editor’s note: To the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” with my most sincere apologies to the late Gene Autry.

“You know Armal and Satellite, P-POD and PolyJohn,
PolyPortables and Five Peaks, Kros and Sansom,
But do you recall 
The most unwanted potty of all?

Frederick County’s porta-potty
Had been left out and misplaced, 
And if you ever saw it 
You would even say it’s poor taste.

All of the other neighbors 
Used to laugh and call it names.
(It’s an eyesore!) 
They never let the porta-potty 
Join in any neighborhood games.

Then one snowy December eve 
Neighbor kids came to say, 
‘This potty, with a disco ball so bright, 
Sure will light up the party tonight!'

Then how the neighbors loved it, 
As they shouted out with glee 
‘The Frederick County porta-potty 
Will go down in history!’”

Or so was the tune of a neighborhood in Urbana, Maryland, after a portable restroom, meant for a nearby construction site, was left out in front of a residence much to their festive chagrin. Choosing to take it in stride rather than letting it frost their cookies, the neighbors decked the porta-potty’s halls.

For the full story and to view the display of disco holiday décor, click here.


PROs, don’t forget to add this one to your holiday wish lists. It’s called the Giddel, and developer Altan Robotech is marketing it as the first portable toilet-cleaning robot. The developers to­ut the cordless unit as having “115 sophisticated, heavy-duty mechanisms” that allow it to adapt to any toilet bowl’s curvature, although there’s no word yet on whether or not it can reach the dimensions of a waste tank.

However with a five-minute cleaning time, we can’t help but wonder if the Giddel can actually keep up with a well-seasoned service tech? The $500 toilet-cleaning R2-D2 stand-in is available at a certain online retail behemoth — you know the one, name rhymes with porta-john. Watch this video to see your would-be best friend in action. 


A Florida man recently cut a deal with prosecutors after being caught on surveillance video dumping the contents of a full portable restroom on a trailer onto the driveway of a contractor’s home. The man’s complaint? The contractor had not removed the portable restroom on time. That is one way to prove a point. To get the full scoop, click here.


“O porta-john, O porta-john,
How lovely is your deodorizer? …” 

Hmm, this doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as the “Rudolph” parody, so we’ll lay off the Christmas puns. The crew over at Johnny on the Spot Rentals in Longview, Texas, truly can’t resist the opportunity to build a Christmas tree out of portable restrooms each year. The tipsy pyramid of toilets consists of 20 units and is topped with an inflatable snow globe and strung with the requisite twinkly lights. To view the joyful display, click here.



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