PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

About 500,000 people attended the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. (Boston Symphony Orchestra photo)

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For some portable restroom operators, the Fourth of July is the showcase of the summer special event season. Here’s a quick photo roundup of how two fellow PROs serve their communities for Independence Day:

The Heavy Hitter

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular band shell as the fireworks begin (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

Technician Matt Hansen of United Site Services moves a Satellite | PolyPortables Freedom II restroom into place along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Esplanade. (Photo by Scott Eisen)

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

Technician Matt Hansen of United Site Services moves a Satellite | PolyPortables Freedom II restroom into place along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Esplanade. (Photo by Scott Eisen)

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

Huge crowds, seen behind conductor Keith Lockhart, required more than 400 restrooms provided by United Site Services. (Boston Symphony Orchestra photo)

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

About 500,000 people attended the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. (Boston Symphony Orchestra photo)

  • The PRO: United Site Services of Foxborough and Sandwich, Massachusetts
  • Rundown: Each year the Boston Symphony Orchestra hosts the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular along the Charles River on July 3 and 4. It's a three-hour event with 100,000 attendees July 3 and 500,000 July 4, with additional casual spectators lining the riverbanks. United Site Services has provided portable sanitation for the event for more than 20 years.
  • Stats: 430 restrooms from Satellite | PolyPortables, six hand-wash stations also Satellite | PolyPortables, and a Satellite Suites restroom trailer. Six vacuum trucks built out by Amthor International service the event.
  • Fast fact: 20,000 gallons of waste was hauled from the event in 2016.
  • An On Location feature about this event originally appeared in Portable Restroom Operator in December 2017. Read it here. 


A Small-Town Stalwart

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

The crew that served the big Molalla events includes, from left, Justin Lucht, Aaron Adams, Trent Clinkscales, Nick Clifford, Bryce Clifford and Charlie Bennett. (Photography by Susan Seubert)

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

The rodeo grounds.

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

Clinkscales Portable Toilets owner Trent Clinkscales sprays down the outside of a portable restroom at the rodeo grounds.

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

The rodeo grounds.

PROs Mix Portable Sanitation With Patriotism for Independence Day Events

The Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo carnival is also serviced by Clinkscales Portable Toilets & Septic Service.

  • The PRO: Clinkscales Portable Toilets & Septic Service of Molalla, Oregon
  • Rundown: The Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo has been an annual event since 1913 and attracts top talent from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. In 2016 the rodeo was held the last week of June and culminated with the town’s Fourth of July celebrations. Clinkscales has been involved with the rodeo since 1996.
  • Stats: Rodeo — 28 PolyJohn Enterprises PJ3 units with hand-sanitizer, a two-stall shower trailer, four Satellite | PolyPortables ADA-compliant units, three 350-gallon Quadel Industries holding tanks, a PolyJohn Enterprises hand-wash station and four additional units along the trail-ride route. Fourth of July — 30 units placed along the 3-mile parade route, plus four additional units for the children’s parade at the rodeo.
  • Fast fact: Clinkscales provides the units for the Fourth of July parade — a community fundraiser — free of charge and has done so for 25 years.
  • An On Location feature about this event originally appeared in PRO in April 2017. Read it here.


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