Back to the Future with Tardis Environmental

Today is the day! In Back to the Future in which Marty McFly travelled to the future to today. With it being 30 years since the film was released, here at Tardis Environmental we decided to look back and see how things have changed.

In the last 30 years there has been many improvements from the international drinking water supply and sanitation decade also known as the first water decade, which took place between the years 1981- 1990. This was due to the worlds needs for basic sanitation services for example drinking water and waste water disposal. Fast forward to today where even here at Tardis Environmental we can supply clean and potable bulk water across the UK. Here is a picture of one of our water tankers. For more information about our bulk water tankers please go to our website by clicking here.

tardis water tanker

As well as drinking water sanitation that has improved throughout the years also, portable toilets have improved drastically over the years. From the first portable toilets being made of wood and metal and they were too heavy to transport as well as not being very hygienic. Then in the early 1970’s when fibre glass was introduced to be used for portable toilets, however due to the material the portable toilets still absorbed odours. In the mid – 1970’s polyethylene portable toilets were introduced they are light weight,durable and still the most common material for portable toilets today. The need for portable toilets is still needed for a variety of reasons from construction sites to events. Here at Tardis Environmental we have a range of portable toilets to suit your needs, click here for more information on our portable toilets.

Tardis portable toilets

What do you think will change in the next 30 years as we are excited to find out and for more information about the services we offer here at Tardis Environmental please go to our website by clicking here or calling 0800 731 0589.



Event Portable Toilets

Are you planning an event this autumn season? Need event portable toilets? Yes it may not be Summer any more, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t reasons to throw an event. May that be a Halloween themed event of even for Bonfire Night there is still plenty reason to be celebrating.



We are way into the month of October now and with Halloween only being at the end of the month as well as having Bonfire Night coming soon too. You may be planning  an Halloween event or a firework show, in which suitable event portable toilets for your event, are very important in keeping the guest happy.


Here at Tardis Environmental we provide event portable toilets for events of all sizes may that be family occasions, village fetes or larger events such as music festivals across the UK. Meaning no matter on the size of event you are planning this season there will be a solution for you.

For information on the range of our event portable toilets we offer please visit our website. However if you are still unsure we are happy to go through any queries you may have to make sure that you are fully satisfied. For example we will help you with advising on the amount of toilets you will need for your event. We also have an interactive portable toilet calculator which is another method to seeing how many event portable toilets you will need for your event. Click here to have a look at the toilet calculator.  This will help make sure that there is no queues, with keeping the amount of queuing in mind alongside portable toilets, portable urinals can also be hired in order to provide a convenient solution for male users. All of our event portable toilets are cleaned and washed before every hire, meaning they will be clean and presentable for your event.

Tardis Toilets 2

For further assistance contact our hire desk team on the usual phone number 0800 731 0589 or go to our website.

Introducing the Tardis Toilet Calculator

Ok so maybe a bit over the top but we’re excited to share our new interactive toilet calculator with our readers. It’s already proving to be very helpful.

Here at Tardis Environmental we understand it can be a stressful task organising an event or festival, with so many things to arrange. We are already receiving enquires about events for 2016! When organising larger events with a high attendance expected it can become even more confusing.

We are always asked, ‘how many portable toilets do i need?’. In order to make organising sanitation for your event as stress free as possible, we’ve put together a guide that will answer this question for you.

There are a number of factors that can effect the number of portable toilets required, with these factors included in the new toilet calculator. An important influencing factor is the consumption of alcohol, as this will increase the usage and therefore the number of portable toilets required.

The only other information you will be asked is the maximum attendance of your event and the duration of your event (measured in hours).

We’ve also included a calculator for construction sites.

Click here to take a look and let us know your thoughts.

For further assistance contact our hire desk team on the usual phone number 0800 731 0589.

Don’t forget, we can offer the complete event sanitation service from portable toilet hire, water bowsers and waste tank hire.

Tardis Toilets 2

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting Guide

Very occasionally, a few problems occur when using portable toilets. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you get them back up and running as soon as possible.

Safety Warning

When you open the toilet unit, you are working in an unsanitary environment. Please ensure you wear appropriate PPE before engaging in even the most minor maintenance operations.

Common problems encountered with portable toilets and how to troubleshoot them.

If the toilet won’t flush properly, lift the lid on the waste tank.

You will see a 1″ pipe with a plastic mesh bag hanging from the gusher pump. It is fastened to the pipe by a jubilee clip.

Occasionally, the pipe assembly will become loose. Affix this by pushing the pipe and the bag on the underside of the pump.

If the pipe is still fixed in place, check for splits. If a split is discovered a new pipe and mesh bag will have to be ordered/supplied.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

Less common – If the pipe and bag are in good working order, check below the gusher pump for the condition of the black circular tubular diaphragm. If this is damaged, a Tardis engineer will be required to repair it.

Less commonly, with heavy use, two other issues occur. The toilet paper can cause the filter to become blocked. One sign of this is the flush handle becoming stiff to operate. If this happens, you will need to call a Tardis engineer to repair the problem.

If the flush handle has been operated aggressively, the mechanism may snap. The flush handle will move around with no resistance and the flush will not operate. In this instance, you will also require an engineer to repair it.

Very occasionally, the nozzle shown below can become blocked. The best solution if this happen, is to clear it with a jet lance.

Portable Toilet Troubleshooting

Tel: 0800 731 0589

Out and about with Tardis…

Jon, one of our stalwart tanker drivers has been busy with his camera – he gets all the best locations!

Last weekend, Saturday 1st August, was the Leicester Caribbean Carnival. We delivered a mixture of portable toilets and urinals to the event.

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 1

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2

Jon took some cracking pictures, though he wasn’t involved in the carnival action (he’s put away his Carmen Miranda outfit until next year), he has a job to do after all.

Last week he was despatched to Edgbaston Cricket Ground in the shiny new MAN Euro 6 tanker with 2500 gallon waste capacity and 1000 gallon clean water capacity. (See the blog we posted last week!)

Edgbaston cricket ground

Edgbaston welfare servicing

He cleaned up with the welfare cabin servicing whilst England were busy cleaning up against Australia.

Keep the photos coming Jon! 

Hiring a portable toilet – what do I need to know?

Here at Tardis Environmental, we like to make everything as simple as possible for our clients.

In this post, we have answered a number of important questions which should be considered when hiring a portable toilet, portable disabled toilet, portable shower or portable urinal unit.

Is there adequate access for delivery of the units?
When hiring a portable toilet or other units from the range we offer, the delivery vehicle will depend on the quantity ordered, delivered using a 3.5 ton, 7.5 ton or 7.5 ton vehicle with trailer.

Hiring a Portable Toilet

Portable Toilets going out for delivery

Where will I site the unit/units?
When hiring a portable toilet, the unit will need to be sited where our drivers can easily drop off and collect.

If there is a wall or other obstacle in the way, then a crane-mounted lorry may be required for delivery and collection. Please inform us if this is the case at the time of ordering.

Do I need water, electric and foul waste connection?
Tardis cold wash portable toilets do not need any connections, but may require servicing if on hire for a long period of time or have numerous users.

Tardis hot wash portable toilets require a 240v 16amp connection to an electricity source.

Tardis portable shower units also require a water source and run off for the waste, as well as a 240v 32amp electricity supply.

Additional services?
Tardis cold wash portable toilets are self-contained requiring no additional plumbing or connections. Portable showers and hot wash portable toilets do however require a connection to external services.

We can supply a fully qualified Tardis plumber or electrician to complete the necessary connections. Please talk to the hire desk at the time of booking for more details.

Are the units going to be safe?
We recommend that units are delivered and sited in a location where they are less likely to be stolen or vandalised.

Please be aware, that whilst our units are on hire to you, you are fully responsible for any damage that may occur.

How many portable toilets do I need for my event?
It is important to consider the number of toilets you will require in ratio to the number of people attending your event.

If you are unsure of the numbers, our hire desk are here to help, with experience in both small and large events, we can advise the unit quantities most suitable to your event.

What will be supplied with the toilet?
The portable toilets will be delivered with toilet roll and hand sanitizer, unless sink fitted and we will also supply paper towels.

Once the initial supplies run out, it is your responsibility to replenish consumables unless you have requested us to replenish consumables.

When will we collect the toilets?
We will try to collect the units as soon as possible after the hire period has finished. Please allow up to 5 working days for collection. During this tine, the units are still the responsibility of the customer.

Important questions when hiring a portable toilet

We hope to have answered any questions you may have about hiring a portable toilet.

If there is anything we have missed out, contact our hire desk team who are here to help.

View our range of portable toilets, portable showers and portable urinals online at


Summer is here!

It’s been a busy year already here at Tardis Environmental with the planning of festivals and events across the UK.

From portable toilet hire to drinking water delivery, we’ve got the festival and events season sorted.

Now the Summer has officially started in Britain, we thought we would have a look at exciting events to come.

This weekend, one of the UK’s largest music festivals, Glastonbury takes place. We have already delivered 45 waste tanks to the site in preparation for the music festival to begin.

Glastonbury Waste Tanks Delivery

Glastonbury Waste Tanks Delivery

Our waste tanks are available for both sale and hire, are the ideal temporary waste storage device, and can be buried or sited beneath toilet blocks, shower blocks, canteens, etc.

The next event on the calendar is the Silverstone Grand Prix taking place between 3rd and 5th July. On a recent post, we mentioned the portable toilets we would be delivering to a nearby camping site.

Portable toilet hire is probably what we are best known for. Our self-contained portable toilets do not need a connection to any other service so are ideal for events of all sizes and all locations. We would however recommend servicing to keep them hygienic and fresh.

Portable toilet Hire

Along with portable toilet hire, we can also offer portable urinals providing a solution for male users. Our 4-bay and 6-bay portable urinals would reduce the queues significantly, giving visitors more chance to enjoy the goings on.

For a complete sanitation system, particularly for events taking place over a few days, portable shower hire is also available. This would allow for people to stay fresh and clean throughout. Waste from the portable shower units can then be dispensed into a drain, soakaway or your could hire a waste tank.

On the second weekend in July, we will be delivering yet more portable toilets – to the Hyper Japan Festival held at the O2 as well as 10 waste tanks to the Milton Keynes Bowl, a Live Nation event.

Finally, on the 1st August the Leicester Caribbean Carnival takes place. If you are attending, look out for Tardis portable toilets!

How else can Tardis Environmental help?

Many festivals and outdoor events are situated where there is no access to a mains water supply. At any event the availability of clean drinking water is important.

We already offer event water supply to many types of festivals and events nationwide.

Whether you chose to hire a water bowser or water tank, require delivery of clean drinking water to existing water storage on site or would prefer bottled drinking water – we have an event water supply to suit your needs.

Bulk Water Delivery

Bulk Water Delivery

If it’s portable toilet hire, waste tanks, bulk water delivery or information on any of the other services we offer you require, call our friendly sales team on 0800 731 0589.

Visit the Tardis Environmental website today.

Tardis Environmental can help in more ways than one

With summer on its way there are lots of fun things going on around the UK!

There are a number of things to remember to organise when hosting outdoor events, festivals, a party, sporting events and even weddings. So it helps if you can organise a few things in one place!

Organising an event can be a stressful time. At Tardis Environmental, we offer many useful services that can help with preparing and the smooth running of your event including:

  • Portable toilet hire
  • Portable shower hire
  • Waste tank hire
  • Waste tank emptying
  • Bulk water delivery
  • Water bowsers and water tanks hire
  • Water coolers
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Road sweepers
Portable Toilet Hire

Portable Toilet Hire

We recently took an order to supply 10 waste tanks to the Milton Keynes National Bowl, a Live Nation event taking place in July 2015. The outdoor carnival includes a number of stages with music and performers, fair rides, fireworks and more.

And that’s not all; we are already covering a number of exciting events this summer, which include the Leicester Caribbean Carnival, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, camping at the Silverstone Grand Prix and delivering 45 waste tanks to Glastonbury.

Delivery Waste Tanks to Glastonbury

Delivery Waste Tanks to Glastonbury

Whether hosting a small local event or a larger event take a look at our website to see what Tardis Environmental can offer you.

If you are unsure of what your requirements are or would like a quote, contact our friendly sales team on 0800 731 0589 who are always happy to help.

Let us know what you’re getting up to this summer – tweet us at @TardisEnviro or search ‘Tardis Environmental Ltd’ on Facebook.


Visiting the British F1 Grand Prix this year?

Tardis are!

Tardis have recently received an order to provide facilities for a campsite for campers visiting the British Formula 1 this summer. The order placed was for a number of portable toilets to the site.

This years Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place between 3rd and 5th July 2015.

Camping at Silverstone

Camping at Silverstone

A few fast facts on the 2014 British Formula 1 Grand Prix:

  • The drivers will complete a total of 52 laps, at 3.66 miles long per lap!
  • 18 turns on the circuit (10 right, 8 left)
  • 145.01mph average speed
  • 195mph top speed
  • British driver Lewis Hamilton driving for Mercedes came first in the 2014 race – completing the course in 2:26:52
  • 24 giant screens around the site for fans to watch the action
  • Last year, over 28,000 fans were expected to camp, with 15,000 in the official Silverstone Woodlands campsite

The above facts statistics were correct as of 16th June 2015 as per the official Silverstone website.

SIlverstone Grand Prix

SIlverstone Grand Prix

If you require facilities such as portable toilet hire, portable showers, bulk water delivery or bottled drinking water for an event which includes camping, or even hosting a party celebrating the Silverstone F1 at your home, feel free to browse our website to get a feel of what our range can offer.

Tardis can offer portable toilet hire for all sorts of events, festivals and parties throughout the UK.

If you’re camping at Silverstone this year – you never know – you might spot a Tardis portable toilet yourself!

If you do, let us know on Twitter #tardisspotter

Let’s all hope for nice sunny weather!

Summers calling – Tardis Hire at the ready!

With summer upon us, this means a busy time of year here at Tardis Hire, with the festivals and events season now well underway.   

Last week you may have read our article on Tardis Hire going to Glastonbury, we recently delivered 45 waste tanks to the site ready for the festival. Whether a small local event or larger festivals across the UK, we’re more than happy to help with events of all sizes.

From portable toilets to bulk bottled water, we’ve got it covered!

There’s more to consider about portable toilets than you might think, and almost a necessity at any outdoor event. It is essential to pick the right toilet for the job. If you are unsure of the right number of portable toilets required at the event, we can work it out in relation to the number of people at who will need facilities at your event. We will even take into account the alcohol that will no doubt be consumed!

Clean Portable Toilets

Portable Toilets

Want to cut the queues at the loos? Portable urinals are also available for the male festivalgoers out there with 4 and 6 bay urinal units, an ideal space and time saving fix at larger events.

For more information on the range of portable toilets we offer, visit our website.

Keeping your customers hydrated is also important, especially in the sun (although unlikely in Britain one might add). Another facility needed for events and festivals is therefore fresh drinking water. So if you have a stall at a festival selling bottled drinking water, we sell the wet stuff by the pallet! No matter the size of your gathering, we have the H2O needed to keep everyone happy and hydrated throughout.

If bulk bottled drinking water doesn’t take your fancy, you might be interested in our new drinking water fill station – also featured in another article a few weeks back.

Water Fill Station

Drinking Water Fill Station

This innovative little invention connects to a water supply in minutes, such as a drinking water bowser or tank that we can also supply. This will allow up to 4 people to fill up bottles or buckets at a time, leaving more time for the more fun stuff.

Any questions or for help planning your event, our friendly booking staff on the hire desk are here for your guidance! Call 0800 731 0589.

Or alternatively, to visit our website click here.