How to Choose a Portable Restroom for Your Event
Texas Outhouse was proud to provide portable toilets for the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon in January. Our team worked closely with marathon staff members to plan for the optimal portable toilets and to ensure a quality experience for each marathon runner and supporter.
When choosing portable restrooms for events, it’s important to plan ahead and to understand which portable restrooms are best-suited for your event. Consider these tips to select
Who Invented Porta Potties and Other Interesting Portable Toilet Facts
Porta potties have a long, interesting history starting from very specific use to now becoming part of every-day life at job sites, outdoor gatherings, and sporting events.
One of the first recorded uses of a portable toilet was in England hundreds of years ago. The solution for a portable facility even extended to the Royal Family.
Portable toilets then grew in prominence during World War II in the 1940s. They
Christmas Party 2018: Employees of the Year Recognized!
In late December, our company enjoyed a fantastic Christmas party at our Houston facility celebrating our team and the many blessings that we enjoy.
The gathering of Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse team members was a fitting conclusion to one of the most rewarding years in company history.
The Christmas party included recognition for employees who reached 10 years of company service, the entire Operations team, and our the Drivers of
Texas Outhouse Expanding Luxury Restroom Trailer Service Area
One of our company’s most popular service offerings is our luxury restroom trailers. We have supported thousands of events in the Greater Houston area by providing clean, comfortable luxury restroom trailers to patrons.
Now, we are expanding our reach beyond Greater Houston to popular cities and regions throughout Texas and even across the state border to Louisiana.
To support our expanded luxury restroom trailer offering, we are investing in
Announcing Our New Safety Manager
Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse are proud to announce the hiring of our new safety manager, Jessica Flores, to build on our company’s commitment to safety.
Jessica brings a decade of experience in transportation logistics to our company. In her new role, she will enhance our driver safety program and develop other safety programs to ensure that we meet compliance standards and focus on accident prevention.
Why Was It
Gainsborough Waste & Texas Outhouse Is Awarded High-Profile Houston Contracts
Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse are proud to announce that our company has won waste service contracts supporting three official government entities in the Greater Houston area.
As part of a three-year, multi-million dollar deal, Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse will provide official waste services for the City of Houston, Harris County, and METRO.
“This is an historic moment for our company being recognized for our ability to deliver high-quality
What is the Chemical Used in Portable Toilets?
The effectiveness of a portable toilet is dependent on a blue chemical known as a deodorizer. The chemical found in portable toilets helps reduce the smell and spread of bacteria in the contained space.
How Does the Chemical Address Smell in a Portable Toilet?
The chemical acts as a deodorizer or masking agent to reduce a user’s ability to smell the presence of human waste.
If the portable toilets
Texas Outhouse Helps the Astros and Minute Maid Park Prepare for the Playoffs!
As a locally owned and operated company, Texas Outhouse is a big supporter of the Houston Astros. We are proud of the 2017 World Series champions and we are looking forward to watching the Astros in the 2018 MLB Playoffs.
We are also proud that our company was commissioned to provide services at Minute Maid Park in anticipation of the ‘Stros hosting their first set of Playoffs games in October.
The OSHA Requirements for Sanitary Portable Toilets
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set sanitation standards for providing sanitary portable toilets for workers at your job site. These recommendations can be grouped in the following categories:
Adequate and readily accessible facilities
Proper basic functions
1. Adequate and Readily Accessible Facilities
OSHA is clear that merely having portable toilets at your job site does not meet the requirement of a sanitary
Women’s Restroom Requirements on a Construction Site
Construction companies are not explicitly required to provide portable women’s restrooms at a construction site.
OSHA specifies in their Sanitation standard that “the employer does not have to provide separate toilet facilities for each sex when they will not be occupied by more than one employee at a time, can be locked from the inside, and contain at least one toilet.”
However, OSHA requires that employers provide “accessible sanitary
How Many Toilets Do You Need on a Construction Site?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends establishing a safety and health program at your construction job site. Within your program should be the optimal number of toilets provided for workers.
To find the optimal number of toilets, you need to start with the minimum standard required by OSHA.
What is the Minimum Standard for Toilets at the Construction Site?
OSHA requires that construction managers meet the following requirements
Tips for “Setting Up Camp” During Natural Disaster Relief
Following a natural disaster or major storm, your place of business could lose critical functionality such as running water or power. You may even lose access to your building.
If you do not have access to water, power, or your building during natural disaster relief efforts, you need to consider setting up camp at your worksite so that individuals can continue to have restroom access.
What Should You Include In
Thanks For Visiting With Us!
We hope you enjoyed your time at the Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show. Check us out in the Houston Chronicle write-up about the Show, as well as some of the photos we took while there. (more…)
2018 Bridal Extravaganza Show
If you're heading to the Bridal Extravaganza Show this weekend, stop by and see us! Join us at our booth space on Limo Row 4, where our "White Glove" restroom trailers will be on display and ready to tour.
Our Trailer Division Supervisor, Craig Ray, will be onsite to answer any questions regarding restroom trailer rentals. Early booking discounts will be available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 weddings.
As a bonus, you
Our Services: Women’s Portable Toilets
Our Deluxe Portable Toilet, tailor-made for women. The Women's Portable Toilets are all pink with no urinals inside, and can be locked. These toilets can be used in many applications but are a great option for special events catered towards women, such as outdoor races, walks or festivals.
Happy Independence Day!
Wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July from the Texas Outhouse and Gainsborough Waste Team!
Deluxe Portable Toilet
At Texas Outhouse, our Deluxe Portable Toilet is similar to our Standard Portable Toilet, but with a flushable toilet and freshwater hand washing sink.
The flushable toilet and handwashing sink are both operated by separate hands-free, sanitary foot pumps and rental includes a fresh water reservoir and waste tank. It can be used in almost any environment or application, excluding construction sites.
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Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse In the News
Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse are featured in the June 2018 edition of Waste Advantage Magazine. Click Here to see them on the cover and read the article.
World Environment Day 2018
Today, June 5, 2018 is World Environment Day. Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse invite you to visit the World Environment Day Website to discover the many ways that you can help combat plastic pollution.
Texas Outhouse Sponsors Walk Across the Country
Timothy Judd was accepted to Columbia University in its Master of Fine Arts producing program. A filmmaker, Judd took an offbeat approach to get to campus this fall…by walking across the country.
“I’m doing this as kind of a fundraiser to raise awareness of the growing costs of education and to try to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses in New York,” says Tim.
Happy Memorial Day!
At Texas Outhouse, we’d like to thank and honor those soldiers who have given their lives for our country in order for us to be free. Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend and take a few minutes to reflect on the true meaning of this holiday.
Texas Outhouse Becomes A “Hire Houston First” Company
On April 3, 2018, Texas Outhouse became a “Hire Houston First” company. In order to quality for this designation, the company must be headquartered within Houston’s corporate city limits or within the 10 local counties of Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Austin, and San Jacinto or the company must have 20 percent or more of its workforce and a substantial part of its operations within the city limits or
Leaders of Texas Outhouse: William Carl
Although he is most noted in the Houston community as a broker, developer and builder of high-end custom homes, what few people know is that William Carl is also a builder of dreams.
As the patriarch of the Carl family, William spent his life developing dreams into reality, including those of his two sons, Noble and Paul. He made it his mission to ensure that they had a chance to
Honoring Earth Day
Happy Earth Day!
In an effort to do our part to help reduce water waste at Texas Outhouse, we recently designed, built and opened our own on-site waste water treatment plant. We are the only portable toilet company in the Greater Houston area that is PSAI certified and has its own on-site waste water treatment plant.
The facility is used to treat waste water brought in from the portable toilets
Out With The Old, In With The New!
Out With The Old, In With The New
Change. It’s the only constant in life, and 2017 proved to be a year full of changes for Houston and our community at large. And while we pride ourselves on being a conduit of change through the products and services we provide, we realized that 2017 was the perfect time to start making a few changes of our own.
In the way that
Bill Pay Facelift
Have you seen the new Gainsborough Waste and Texas Outhouse sites? They are pretty awesome! For those of you that pay their bills online, don't worry because it may look different to match the new sites, but the functionality is exactly the same.
However, stay tuned because we are exploring options to make our online bill pay option faster and more efficient.
We're got some great news! All 150 employees of Texas Outhouse and Gainsborough Waste are moving to our new facility located at 950 McCarty Street.
Please stop in and say hello!