Porta poty IDEAS?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Full throttle lawn care, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    It seems every time I get half way through a job I gota go and sometimes it's a #2. So whats the best idea for dealing with this issue?:confused:
  2. marionlandscape

    marionlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    step # 1
    reach under the truck seat, pull out the old McDonald's bag. reach in and get the napkins.

    step #2
    Locate the nearest group of pine trees

    step #3
    work your way over to the trees (be sure to carry a trimmer as to not arouse suspecion.)

    step #4
    fertilize the pine trees

    step #5
    throw a hand full of pine needles over the McDonald's Napkins
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    if you have an enclosed trailer...gatorage bottle for #1
    this for number 2

    A five gallon bucket works good if you have an enclosed trailer as well

    I have never taken the browns to the super bowl in the woods on or near a clients property. wateringt he bushes I've done, but Ive always been nervouse about getting caught.

    I woudl imagine if you get caught its one way to lose the job in a hurry...

    but this is my fave http://www.bumperdumper.com/bumper2.htm

  4. rickt

    rickt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    When im working solo and need to do #2 i tell the customer im going to run up to Home Depot/Lowes/etc and get some trimmer string or something and tell them i will be right back, then i will pull up to a small gas station (those mom and pop ones) and ask the cashier will he keep a eye out while i use the restroom, this always works for me, of course i will buy something as i dont want them thinking i only use them as a restroom.

    For #1 i will try to hold it and hurry up doing what im doing, if i have to go real bad a gatorade bottle works.
  5. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    I have an enclosed trailer with a funnel. Customer always saying, "Why your trailer leaking?"
  6. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    ahhahha i was going to say gatorade bottle in trailer is the way to go.. If i gotta poop stop by a fast food place or all my houses are within 10 minuytes of my house if its that bad
  7. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Always #2 before you leave the house
  8. BCF

    BCF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Dig a hole, pop a squat, and cover it up. Behind some tree cover of course.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Boy, has THIS been discussed many times! lol Here is another remedyMany guys carry an extra tarp with them..one big enough to about build a tent with. Discreetly move between the truck and the trailer, shroud yourself completely, and use a 5 gallon pail to go in. As people are going by, they merely see a large tarp draped over the back of the truck covering what MAY even be a piece of equipment. you can use a shovel or a rake to prop the tarp up (with the head up). the main thing is, is to be completely covered. This is easy to tell if you just take a look around and look for the light coming through.
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    90% of my customers are 5 mins or less from home or my firehouse I belong too. So I just head home for a number 2. Number 1 only if its on a wooded lot.

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