GVR Report cover Portable Toilet Rental Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Portable Toilet Rental Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Standard, Luxury), By Application (Construction, Special Events, Recreational, Commercial), By Technology, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Sep, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-716-2
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 127

Report Overview

The global portable toilet rental market size was valued at USD 17.1 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2021 to 2028. Rental services are preferred over purchasing portable toilet units as these come with cleaning and drainage services at an affordable fee. Depending on consumer requirements, companies offer a wide range of portable units, both standard and luxury, for short-term and long-term use. Among the types of portable toilet units, the luxury variants are expected to witness increasing traction over the forecast period.

North America portable toilet rental market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The growing trend of beach or lakeside weddings, music festivals, outdoor celebrations, and other events is expected to contribute to the demand for portable toilet rental services in the near future. Apart from basic sanitation, consumers at such events also require changing and resting rooms, which is popularizing the use of luxury units in the market for portable toilet rental.

Camping is a key outdoor activity among the young population, which has been contributing to the demand for portable toilet rental services and this trend is expected to continue in the near future. There was a noticeable shift in consumer camping trends with respect to their desire for trying different types of camping activities, including the use of recreational vehicles (RVs) and cabins.

Increasing infrastructural development, particularly in regions like Asia Pacific, is also expanding the scope of the market for portable toilet rental. The construction of an 850 km-long-road in Indonesia including new sections of the Trans-Sumatran highway, major road and rail projects underway in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney in Australia, and an investment of USD 109 billion on roads and highways in India by 2023 are some of the major infrastructural projects that are underway. All of these projects are fueling the need for portable toilet rental services.

The agriculture sector is a steady consumer segment that uses portable sanitation facilities. Portable toilets are widely used during the harvesting season. With a growing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year, the need for portable toilets across farming and harvesting areas is expected to increase.

Product Insights

The standard portable toilet segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 70.9% in 2020. A standard portable toilet features a basic toilet and a holding tank, while some models also comprise separate male urinals. The rising awareness of sanitation and hygiene, improving standards of living, and the increasing demand from the rapidly growing construction industry are the major factors driving this segment’s growth. Moreover, the increasing number of government initiatives and the rising number of NGO events to establish and improve basic sanitation facilities across the world are contributing to the high demand for standard portable toilet rentals for various application areas.

Several hotels are offering add-on services, including outdoor events, and adventure and camping activities with portable restroom facilities. These trends are expected to drive the growth of the market for portable toilet rental during the forecast period.

The rising trend of elaborate outdoor weddings and other social events is boosting the demand for luxurious portable toilets. Thus, companies are focusing on offering high-end sanitation services on account of the growing number of outdoor events. For instance, Ampot Portable Toilets Inc. offers a luxurious fleet of restroom trailers with granite countertops, stainless steel sinks, touch-free faucets and soap dispensers, and TV screens.

Technology Insights

The gravity-based technology segment dominated the market for portable toilet rental and accounted for the largest revenue share of 45.8% in 2020. The increasing popularity of public gatherings at outdoor exhibitions, events, and festivals is driving the demand for gravity-based portable toilet rental services among the organizers. According to a report from billboard.com, around 52.0% of the U.S. population attended at least one outdoor music event or concert in 2019. Similarly, global music festivals, such as Glastonbury, Mayday Dortmund, Isle of Wight, The Reading and Leeds, Maifeld Derby, and Boomtown, organized in various countries across Europe have also surged the demand for mobile toilet facilities. These toilets are easy to install near the event gathering to offer quick, hassle-free, and hygienic sanitation services.

The vacuum-based technology segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period. The demand for portable toilets with vacuum technology is driven by the growing consumer awareness of water conservation. Vacuum toilets use less water as compared to a gravity-based portable toilet, as the technology is based on flush toilets that use suction for removing wastage resulting in a minimal requirement utilization of water; this, in turn, is one of the main attributes for the growing demand for vacuum-based portable toilets. For instance, in general, a standard-sized vacuum toilet requires only 0.25 gallons of water for every flush as compared to 2 gallons of water used by a gravity-based model. In addition, vacuum toilets help to reduce the overall cost of portable toilet service, leading to savings due to the minimized amount of water required for flushing.

Application Insights                   

The construction segment dominated the market for portable toilet rental and accounted for the largest revenue share of 59.1% in 2020. On construction sites, workers are more productive when they use clean and conveniently located portable toilets, and, thus, can spend more time on the construction site. As the project progresses, portable toilets can be moved as per workers’ convenience. Several trends and factors influence the demand for portable toilets at various construction sites. With the improving standards of living of workers and consumers in general, companies are focusing more on offering a better lifestyle and safer environment to the consumers.

Global portable toilet rental market share, by application, 2020 (%)

The special events segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Various festivals, particularly live music concerts, have become a major contributor to a country’s economic development over the last two decades. Countries worldwide use festivals to brand themselves and attract talent. Glamping is offered to consumers who attend these festivals. However, people who prefer to travel and do not opt for overnight accommodation at these concerts and events heavily rely on portable toilets.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the portable toilet rental market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 44.1% in 2020. The increasing number of upcoming infrastructure projects is likely to boost the application of portable toilets in the region during the forecast period. For instance, Japan intends to build trade connections with other countries in the world under its international Belt and Road Initiative. The major construction activities in the region include residential construction, hotels, social infrastructure, and schools. This is likely to boost the application of portable toilets by construction project contractors in the region during the forecast period.

The growing number of intrastate projects across the globe is one of the primary factors fueling the demand for vacuum-based mobile toilets worldwide. In addition, investments in developing countries, such as India, China, and Indonesia, grew at 8.9% during the aforementioned period, capturing USD 20.3 trillion of the market in 2020.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Regional players in the market for portable toilet rental are collaborating with several festivals to increase their market shares. For instance, B & B Portable Toilets operating in California, U.S., offers services at various events such as Relay For Life, Brew at the Zoo, Arcata Main Street Festival, Samoa Drags, Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Tour of the Unknown Coast, Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arts and Music Festival Benbow, Redwood Run, Oyster Festival, Sierra Nevada Festival, and Kate Wolf Festival.

Companies in the market for portable toilet rental are also focusing on launching new products that take into consideration the safety of users. For instance, in July 2018, Sanitech developed its patented Khusela (DST) Dry Sanitation Toilet unit. The unit is designed with features such as a rotating bowl, which is important to prevent children from falling through it, and lids that cover the waste and prevent the smell of waste from spreading into the unit. Companies are also focusing on sustainability as a key strategy to gain more customers. For instance, in 2018, Halco Portables launched the Go Green mission to incorporate solar and energy-efficient, self-contained and plastic units in its product and service offerings. Some of the prominent players in the portable toilet rental market include:

  • Sanitech

  • Satellite Industries, Inc.

  • CO Group

  • B&B Portable Toilets

  • PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation

  • United Site Services Inc.

  • Biffs, Inc.

  • Halco Portables

  • Handi-Can Portable Toilets

  • West Coast Disposal Ltd.

Portable Toilet Rental Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 18.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 28.5 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.6% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, technology, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Sanitech; Satellite Industries, Inc.; CO Group; B&B Portable Toilets; PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation; United Site Services Inc.; Biffs, Inc.; Halco Portables; Handi-Can Portable Toilets; West Coast Disposal Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global portable toilet rental market report on the basis of product, application, technology, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Standard

    • Luxury

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Construction

    • Recreational

    • Special Events

    • Commercial

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Vacuum Technology

    • Gravity Based Technology

    • Others (Pressure assisted, Dual etc.)

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central and South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa

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