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welcome to Universal Tankers

Universal Tanker Group specialise in the disposal of waste water from Septic Tanks, Sewage Treatment Plants, Pump Stations, Welfare Accommodation and much more. We also specialise in the disposal of liquid waste from Grease Traps, Food Processing, Food Waste, Sludge Waste, Blocked Drains and more. Our team of highly trained experts are on hand to answer any of your questions and provide the right solution to your waste water needs. Our depots are strategically located across the UK including North Yorkshire, Gateshead, Perth & Kinross, Doncaster, St Helens, Swindon, Bromsgrove, Milton Keynes, Bury St Edmonds and London. We are now able to provide comprehensive coverage from the Scottish highlands to the Southern Coast including key areas within the M25.    

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Together we are Universal

Team work is dream work... Here at Universal Tankers, our staff and customers are always at the beating heart of everything we do and stand for. As a family run business, we pride ourselves in treating all our staff as an expansion of our ever growing family. Our employees are more than just a number, we value their opinions and input into making Universal Tankers grow from strength to strength and this is why we continue to invest not only in the growth of our materialistic assets, but also in the development and training of our most vital assets, our staff.

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expert advice

Our highly trained and experienced team are on hand to offer you accurate and knowledgable advice to provide you with the perfect solution to any of your waste water needs.

Next Day Service

Subject to availability, we offer a next day service across all our depots 

Electronic POD

Reducing paper waste and increasing efficiency. We can provide a same day/Next Day POD

Trusted Service

We are the trusted supplier of 1000's of customers throughout the UK. We put our customer needs first and go that extra mile to deliver a service like no other.

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I would like to take this opportunity to praise your staff.

They are very personable, with excellent customer service skills. They exceeded my expectations most of the time, I can't praise them enough, even if we do have an issue they do all their very best to sort it as amicably as possible. I am always informed of any issues the same day and usually given the solution, which is perfect for me as i do not need to get involved.


I am firm believer of giving praise where praise is due.

bowmers and kirkland


We find them very helpful and reliable as well as being competitive with the best equipment for the job. We hop to continue using them on our sites for the foreseeable future, as nothing is too much trouble and hassle-free. 

Would highly recommend!

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions


What is a Question and why does it matter. Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture Series. Scheduled for 28 Feb 2020.


‘What is a Question’ an interview for the ‘Choose To Be Curious’ podcast with Lynn Borton at Arlington Independent Media. Listen to the 30 minute interview here! Question First. Training and consultancy for Royal Zoological Society Scotland. Question First. Training workshops for the Moray House School of Education JESIE summer school for visiting Chinese students. Question First. Training and consultancy for Scottish Opera. The Art of Questioning – Four part column for The Philosopher: A Public Philosophy Journal.


What is a QuestionShort piece for The Philosopher’s Magazine. Questioning the Questions – Short piece for The Philosopher: A Public Philosophy Journal. Download the PDF here.


)Ongoing) – I coordinate OPEN Scotland: An Online Philosophy and Education Network for Scotland. The network aims to provide access to training, resources, events and an online community for anyone interested in promoting the quality and quantity of philosophy in Scottish schools and communities. The network has been supported by Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grants from the University of Edinburgh and the Eidyn Research Centre. Curiosity Forest – Public presentation as part of the European Commission’s Explorathon Night.


‘How are the children’ and ‘What is Justice’ engagement events – Participated as a postdoctoral fellow in outreach events organised by the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, in collaboration with Oklahoma City based organisations SALLT and Thriving Cities. Philosophy in Schools – Philosophy sessions with 11-13 year-olds, conducted at Firrhill Secondary School, Edinburgh.


Philosophy ThinkTank – A philosophical public engagement event hosted by the University of Edinburgh. Watch the presentation here. Children’s University – A workshop introducing primary school children to philosophical ideas and methods, held in collaboration with the Children’s University Trust at Stoneyhill Primary School in Edinburgh. Philosophy in the Playground – An interactive philosophy workshop for parents with young children, run by the University of Edinburgh’s Eidyn Research Centre at Summerhall Arts Centre in Edinburgh.


Three-Minute Thesis Competition – An international public engagement competition for PhD students in all disciplines in which I was the University of Edinburgh’s second place finalist. Watch the presentation here. ‘Create a Philosophy TimeTree’ – An interactive philosophy workshop for undergraduates, designed and run for Innovative Learning Week at the University of Edinburgh. Contributing author for 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Think. Quintessence Publishing.


Philosophy in Schools Training – Stage 1 of the Philosophy Foundation’s philosophy in schools training. ‘Timelining Session’ – An interactive philosophy workshop for undergraduates, designed and run for Innovative Learning Week at the University of Edinburgh.