Glastonbury spells the end for the Tardis Toilet ?

Tardis portable toilets

The eponymous Tardis toilet

There’s been a lot in the media of late about Glastonbury, the world’s biggest music festival. One story which caught our attention was the decision of the organisers to stop using the traditional “tardis” loo in favour of greener and more organic sanitation.

To clarify, Tardis Environmental hasn’t broken its longstanding relationship with Glastonbury’s organisers, in fact the week before last, we were there delivering waste tanks to the site, which many of the toilets and shower units drain into.

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A lottry load of Tardis waste tanks arrives at Glastonbury

Like any responsible organiser who’s activities make an environmental impact, Glastonbury are employing methods in many of its areas of operation to minimise the environmental impact on the land where the festival takes place each year.

We’ve supplied Tardis loos for 25 years

We were amused and somewhat flattered, when even Chris Evans on the radio referred to the toilets on the site as Tardis toilets, nice to think the item on which our company was founded 25 years ago is becoming as familiar a term as something say “Hoover”.

Here come the facts…

There will still be 5000 toilets on the Glastonbury fields including more than 700 metres of urinals they’ve even got these for ladies now, we kid you not.

As you know, we’re in the business of disposing “the business” nationwide 365 days a year, so our methods are ethical and legal and well documented.

Here’s a link to how we go about it around the land, showing how it is all disposed of at authorised STWs (Sewage Treatment Works) all controlled by electronic fob ID, the waste measured graded and properly processed.

The first Glastonbury festival took place in 1970 and was headlined by T Rex (which many of our readers will be too young to remember but Keith says were great as he saw them live in 1974).

All residents in the nearby village of Pilton get a free ticket to the festival.

1987 was the year of the trouser thieves. Hundreds of pairs stolen from tents and their pockets picked by miscreants.  Next day, the site was awash with trouserless people, though later the garments were found discarded in a muddy ditch.

In 1987, 2,485 miles of toilet paper was on site which is enough to stretch from London to Baghdad, though attendees had other uses for it.

The now famous pyramid stage made its debut in 1981 and originally was constructed from telegraph poles and corrugated metal. The rest of the year, it doubled as a cow shed.

This year’s line up includes: Adele, Coldplay, Jeff Lynn’s ELO, New Order, ZZ Top who only Keith in the Tardis office knew !  Art Garfunkel and many others who he’d not heard of.

Unlike the good folk of Pilton, us Tardis bods did not get free tickets, so we’ll be watching it at home on telly with a bottle of Tizer or two.

If you’re amongst the lucky ones to be there, send us some pics.

The Tardis 4 bay portable shower trailers make their debut

We are pleased to announce that we now have two shiny, new gas portable shower trailers just in time for the 2016 summer events season.

Their durable construction also makes them ideal for construction use.

The self-contained trailers allows up to 4 people to shower in complete privacy, with ample space for changing and keeping clothes dry. There’s even a mirror and interior lighting.

Portable Shower Trailer

Set up is straightforward taking less than 10 minutes. Simply connect to electricity, bottled gas for the boiler and water supply in and out and all you need is towel and your shower gel to bathe in complete comfort.

Take a look at our short video to see just how easy the set up is.

Each shower cubicle comprises of a shower curtain, stand in tray, bench seat, ceiling light, coat hooks, mirror and thermostatically controlled built in shower head.

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Running Stats

  • Power consumption: 3.7amps
  • Water consumption: 32ltr per minute max
  • Gas consumption: 3.86kg per hour max

The Tardis team can advise on the choice of water feed and waste water drain off which can include pillow tanks hire, water bowsers or waste tanks as part of the hire package. We’ve skilled Tardis fitters who can take care of the plumbing and connections leaving you with a facility that’s ready for use.

One free number nationwide, 0800 731 0589 will connect you with the Tardis Hire Desk Team who can make all the arrangements tailored directly to your needs.

These superb shower trailers make an excellent accompaniment to our famous Tardis portable toilets, allowing you to provide a complete bathroom facility for your event or construction project.

Your checklist to ensure a perfect hire – Tardis helps you plan

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Whether you are putting a portable toilet in your garden or several into a field for a festival, sports meeting whatever, you’ll need to plan beyond just placing your order.

Tardis Environmental take good service very seriously, but there are factors known only to you, which can detrimentally affect what should be the smooth hiring of a portable toilet or shower.

Delivery vehicles.

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We deliver using the most appropriate vehicle for the run that day, this can be a 3.5 tonne 7 tonne or 7 tonne with trailer which is also commensurate with the number of units ordered.

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Siting the unit(s).

Units need to be sited where we can conveniently drop off, collect and where required, service them too. If the delivery site is a domestic property, we need access for the vehicle to drop the unit close to where you intend it to be used.

For servicing, our smaller vehicles carry approximately 5 metres of hose. Vacuum tankers approximately 30 metres. Again, for further details on the weights and dimensions of our vehicles, peruse the specification sheets below.

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If there is a wall or similar instruction it may require a crane mounted vehicle to effect delivery (which can be arranged at extra cost).

If the vehicle has to travel down a driveway, take time to measure the width and either talk to our hire desk team or look over the dimensions of our service vehicles so you’re clear the vehicle will fit.

Once the unit is on terra firma, whilst our drivers are strapping fellows, there is a limit to how far a toilet or shower unit can be jostled before even the most herculean staff member expires. As one was heard to say recently, “me name’s Simpson not Samson” !

The British weather has a habit of turning inclement at a moment’s notice. This can render some sites inaccessible posing inadequate ground conditions for vehicles. This is especially relevant where we are delivering out in the countryside.

Safety and security

Although we appreciate this can be difficult, we do ask our clients to consider the location where the units are going to be sited especially when left overnight or unattended. Consider the likelihood of them being damaged or stolen whilst in your care. Units are the responsibility of the client and good measures should be employed to prevent damage or theft.

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Added security for units when not in use

Tardis have security cages (lockable) to help protect the units (available at extra cost) an ounce of prevention being better than a pound of cure.

For larger events

Have you considered the number of toilets required in ratio to the number of people attending ?

We’ve many years of experience in providing adequate facilities for events and festivals. We can advise on the number of units you may need, even taking into consideration that people may be partying hard (drinking alcohol).

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Tardis 6 bay portable urinal

Take into consideration the male / female split of visitors and you can cut down loo queues, by hiring a combination of urinals for the lads and cubicle toilets for the ladies.

Connecting the units.

Tardis self-contained portable toilets do not need connection to any facilities but may require servicing if the hire period is more than a few days.

Tardis hot wash portable toilets require a 240 volt 16 amp connection to an electricity source. Showers require a water and electricity supply (rated at 240 volt 32 amp) and a run off for the waste water.

We have qualified fitters who can provide a connection service if required. Book this when you book your units.

What comes with the toilets ?

Toilets will be delivered with loo rolls and paper towels (where the unit features a sink) Alternatively there will be hand sanitiser gel.

If they should run out, then it is the hirer’s responsibility to replenish, unless this service has been pre booked, where we will take care of the resupply.

Collection after the event

We will endeavour to collect your units as soon as possible after your period of hire is over. In some cases however, it can be up to five working days, depending on your location with the good condition of the units being the client’s responsibility during this time.

Never wishing to scare our customers, 99 percent of unit hires go smoothly and without incident. A little forethought and good communication allows us to plan for just about any eventuality.

The Tardis hire desk team will help you set up your hire and our specification sheets help you take the worry out of those worrisome what -ifs.

Not all toilets are created equal

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At this time of year, everyone’s thoughts turn to parties and merriment.

We here at Tardis have found that big parties are often organised with no prior thought to shall we say “washroom requirements” leading to the ubiquitous loo queue and whilst people are in line waiting to spend a penny, they aren’t at the party having fun.

With that in mind, here’s the Tardis guide on how to relieve (literally) that problem at large gatherings.

Recommended for parties, weddings and the likes, have the hot wash or event toilet. Which as you might expect, does need a mains supply for the hot water. Elsewise, all the other functions are self-contained. The HSE compliant model even has a mirror so you can ensure you look your best when you exit.

All the necessities are provided, paper towels, liquid soap and silky soft tissue, you know what for…

We have a larger model for those with mobility issues, large enough to cater for a wheelchair and carer.

To cater for events where lads might outnumber lasses (stag nights, Rugby events) etc, we have urinals, 4 or 6 bay and we have also have demand for our ladies restroom (rose petals and attending cherubim an optional extra).

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Believe it or not, there’s a Tardis shower unit which does need power and mains water to keep it operational.

We find that most events can be amply catered for with these variants, but we will often be asked to crank things up a notch.

This is when our trailer based multiple bay luxury toilets come into play, for a touch of posh. Maybe a little large for your back garden, but perfect for post divot stamping at the polo match.

These units are finished to an exceptionally high standard and are often provided with attending personnel, a professional finishing touch.

Whatever the size of the party you’re catering for, even the hire of one portable unit can take the strain off your home facilities and keep your guests happy.

You can book your toilets and get an amazing amount of good advice from the experienced and friendly hire desk team. It’s one number nationwide

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There are several factors to be considered because contrary to popular myth, our toilets don’t just materialise despite their nickname.

We deliver using medium sized commercial vehicles, often with a tail lift and the units are then jostled into place by our rugged muscular drivers.

Please do consider where you want to site your toilet unit, no lifting over walls, please, these things are heavy. Remember, they contain water and chemicals. In certain circumstances, a crane can be hired at extra cost.

Consider the access for our vehicle, will your path or driveway be wide enough? See the spec sheets for the vehicles we use and your questions will be answered.

We try to help you consider every possible snag with our spec sheets and for your convenience, the thumbnails below will open PDFs where dimensions, weights and the likes are given for each unit and vehicle.

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The information provided in these sheets and by our hire desk team take the mines out of the minefield. All you have to do, is arrange the time and date of delivery and collection and arrange to be there, we’ll do the rest.

As for calculating your number of people to units required ratio, we can advise on that and of course if the hire period is longer than a day or two, we will advise on your servicing periods to replenish the water and chemical solutions.

Now there’s been some noise made on social media on the fact our units are bigger on the inside. Unfortunately, we are unable to comment, you’ll just have to find out for yourselves.

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Freddie the Frog The Portable Toilet Mover

Festival Portable ToiletsMeet Freddie the Frog

Freddie the frog is our newest member to the Tardis family. Freddie the Frog will be used when large orders of portable toilets are requested. Freddie will mostly be used for events and festivals, where moving and placing portable toilets can take up most of the time of the portable toilet service.

With Freddie’s forklift attachment and 350kg lifting capability’s time spent moving and unloading the portable toilets and getting them to the correct location takes no time at all. Not only does this speed up the unloading time but also free up your time and resources, so you can concentrate on getting the rest of the festival or event organised.

Technical Data on Freddie

  • Max Pulling force      620daN
  • Max Lift                      350kg
  • Turning Radius         2100mm
  • Weight                        620kg

Features

  • Without attachment can be stored on the portable toilet delivery truck and only take up one space
  • Light weight and will not harm grass
  • Great turning circle
  • Four wheel drive
mini Forklift

The mini forklift will be able to carry all portable toilets from cold/hot wash, event toilets, disabled toilets and portable urinals.

If you want a quick event portable toilet service gives us a call on freephone 0800 731 0589 and ask about our event portable toilet service.

Tardis Event Portable Toilets

Event and Festival Portable Toilets

With summer around the corner and festival and events all being advertised on the TV and radio stations. You need to make sure that you have the right amount of  portable toilets. Especially when you are organizing an event or festival.  What Portable toilets might you need from Tardis Environmental? We can supply event portable toilets that are specially designed to with stand the constant use that a festival or event will bring.

Event Toilets

What the features of Event Portable Toilet?

  • Event Toilets have double skinned roof and two ply walls for added strength and durability.
  • Anti vandal door springs
  • Large waste tank, which can hold approx. 265 litres of waste
  • Ultra strong smooth finish walls, which also make it easier to clean
  • Event portable toilets are very heavy and will deter thieves

All our portable event toilets are cleaned and washed before every hire and can come in a Varity of different colors.

Event Portable Toilet

Don’t forget about portable urinals as these can be crucial to your festival or event as these will help your customers spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the festival or event. Onsite attendants are also available to help clean and manage the portable toilets you have ordered to keep them stocked and cleaned throughout the day.

Got no water mains available, then our static water bowsers with an electric water pump is an ideal solution to no mains water.  If you need the water bowser to be mobile then we can add a trailer to the 2000 litre water bowser and have it towed by our off road vehicle to deliver water where and when it is needed.

As a constantly growing company we are always investing in new and innovative ways to deliver the best experience and service we can offer. Plus we always have the latest technology in wet waste removal and Portable toilet hire.

So for the complete package in festival and event hire equipment give Tardis Environmental a call today on 0800 731 0589. 

100 Brand New Portable Toilets

Need to Hire a Portable Toilet?

We have just purchased and have had delivered 100 brand new portable toilets. If you need a portable toilet for hire then you can trust Tardis Environmental to have the most update to date portable toilets.

Some New Portable Toilet

Did you know that there is more than one type of portable toilet available to hire from Tardis Environmental?

We have special toilets for every different kind of situation. We can supply a construction site with a cold wash portable toilet or a hot wash portable toilet.

Inside new Toilet

Working at a domestic property and the owner does not want you to use the toilet within the house. Then you can either hire out a cold wash, hot wash portable toilet or if you have access to the main sewage pipe then you could hire one of our mains portable toilets. These are just like a toilet within the house but outside and portable.

Ready for Delivery

Got a small event or a large festival/event then we will supply you with event portable toilets. These toilets have been strengthened to cope with the high use a festival or event will bring, plus the walls are double skinned for extra protection if you want to save your customers time spent queuing for the toilet then you could always hire out a portable urinal, these can come as either 4 bay or 6 bay urinal.

If you have a construction site that leaves your employees dirty and have no room for a shower block welfare cabin, then our portable shower units are ideal, as they use the same shell as a portable toilet.

We have many more types of portable toilets. For more information on how we can help you call our Freephone number on 0800 731 0589

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Tardis Helps with Portable Toilet

Tardis Environmental helps local church with whacky idea. We were asked by St Philip’s Church for a Portable toilet shell to help them with their building site feature.  So we gave them one of our orange portable toilet shells which was to be used as the main feature. Community Transformation Manager at St Philip’s Church said “it was really amusing to some of the faces of people on Sunday wondering what the Orange Portable Toilet shell was doing in the hall”

St Philips Church is now thinking of other ways in which they can use the portable toilet shell. I think one idea is that they are going to use it as a gunge tank with some alterations.

Did you know that not only do we help here in the UK but we also help in getting drinkable water to those less fortunate then us? We are now proud sponsors of water aid giving them a donation every month to help children and family’s get clean and drinkable water.

Call Tardis today for all your portable toilet needs. Our staff are highly trained and have all the knowledge to get you the best service.

Need a portable toilet for hire?

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What would you need a portable toilet for?

There are some many different portable toilets for hire you may not know which one you need to hire. First off the two main groups of portable toilets are Construction and event toilets. The Construction Toilet has to have a wash basin that is able to wash both hands and forearms.

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Event toilets are made from stronger plastic due to the volume of use. These are the two main toilets we hire out. If you are working near a mains supply you can hire out a portable toilet that can be connected to the mains sewage system.

Event Toilet

Got a large event and worried about how many toilets you will need, and then try our Tardis toilet calculator.

 

You could also hire out a disabled toilet. Our disabled toilet can also have a baby changing facility if you are running an event that could have babies attending.

Disabled Toilet Hire

Want to cut down queuing time for the toilets for your customers? A portable urinal will help cut queuing times down. You could either have a 6 bay urinal or a 4 bay urinal. These are perfect for events and festivals that are selling alcohol.

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Our hire staff will have all the knowledge on our portable toilets and will help you hire the correct amount of toilets for your event /festival or construction site. We have depots nationwide and we operate 24/7.

Portable Toilet Hire

Don’t Just Hire Portable Toilets for an Event!

When you have a large event you will need Portable Event Toilets. How many you need is depending on many factors like will there be alcohol served and how long is the festival or event. The Longer the festival is, the more Portable toilets you will need. Normally you will need to add around 15% of the amount of Toilets you will need if alcohol is being served.

What other options are there?

The last thing you want is your customers to do is queue and wait to use the Portable toilets
you have provided them. The maximum acceptable waiting line is around 10 people. To help minimise this and keep your event flowing. I would recommend hiring out some portable urinals.

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This will help cut queues down. You can have portable Urinals come in either 4 bay or 6 bay portable urinal. They have a large waste tank and can also come with a Tardis screen.

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If you need more advice on our portable toilets and how we can help you organise how many toilets you will need then please give Tardis a Call on 0800 731 0589.