Portable Sanitation and You

PRO Finder

PRO Finder

PSAI Portable Restroom Operator (PRO) Finder is your online resource to find a portable restroom provider! Simply enter the street address or zip code closest to your site, and you’ll see a map and list of local members and their contact information. In...

Renting Portable Units

Renting Portable Units

Finding portable restroom providers and learning the right questions to ask can be challenging if you are not familiar with our industry. We are here to help! If you have additional questions, please contact the PSAI office at 952-854-8300 and we will be glad to...

Types of Units

Types of Units

There are many types of portable sanitation units, ranging from portable toilets and hand wash stations, to restroom trailers and shower trailers, among other portable sanitation industry products. The following list offers a brief overview of these products,...

History of the Industry

History of the Industry

The portable sanitation industry has a rich history of innovation and growth! Portable restrooms have been used since the 1940s during the height of World War II, with the earliest units being made out of wood and metal. They were needed to provide sanitation to meet...

What You Need to Know about Safe Sanitation

What You Need to Know about Safe Sanitation

The PSAI Education Initiative (EI) focuses on highlighting the importance of sanitation in daily living and the lack of adequate sanitation in developing countries. One third of the world’s population does not have access to proper sanitation. That means one in three...

World Portable Sanitation Day

World Portable Sanitation Day

Our celebration of World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) has moved! PSAI member companies will join with the United Nations and the World Toilet Organization to recognize the importance of all toilets on November 19 each year!   The PSAI Education Initiative (EI)...

WPSD Toolkit

WPSD Toolkit

The PSAI and its Education Initiative (EI) have prepared information and templates for your company to promote WPSD and plan events in your community. The following tools were available to the portable sanitation industry in 2016. The PSAI is making changes to our...

Water Facts

Water Facts

Every day, portable restrooms save 125 million gallons of fresh water! Other interesting water facts: 45 billion gallons of fresh water are saved annually through the use of portable restrooms. Only 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh; 97 percent is salt...

Companies Go All Out for World Portable Sanitation Day!

Companies Go All Out for World Portable Sanitation Day!

World Portable Sanitation Day 2014 and 2015 were huge successes. Portable sanitation is a valuable and necessary industry! Through a variety of events and activities, operators worldwide come together for one day on August 15 to educate and inform their customers and...

Global Issues

Global Issues

In some areas of the world there is simply no sanitation. “This is why the [man] laughed at me. He thought that I thought a toilet was my right, when he knew it was a privilege.” “It must be, when 2.5 billion people don’t have sanitation. I...