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Waste Water Disposal

Septic Tank Emptying


We provide a nationwide professional and compliant septic tank and waste treatment plant emptying service. The most effective way to maintain your septic tank or waste treatment plant is to ensure it is emptied regularly to avoid any overspills, blockages or general drainage problems.


Septic tanks are designed to naturally biodegrade effluent over a period of time, however they still require regular cleaning and emptying to ensure they don't begin to overflow from built up effluent water.


Larger waste treatment plants with BioDisc technology also need regular maintenance and emptying to ensure they function properly and to avoid any unwanted overspill.

Our expert team are here to help you with any of your septic tank needs - Call free today

England team: 0800 180 4474

Scotland team: 01738 718066

Don't leave it too late!

Daily life can be busy and sometimes hectic, so we understand that your septic tank or waste treatment plant may not always be on the top of your priority list.


However leaving it too late to empty and maintain your system could result in some nasty overspill that will make you wish you had acted sooner. But don't worry, that's where Universal Tankers can help!


We can help take away the stress and worry with our latest text alert we can remind you when your septic tank is due to emptied. Opt in to our annual service plan.

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Septic tank

Your septic tank is designed to handle all of the normal, daily effluent flow your house produces, from toilet waste to washing liquids. They vary in size and capacity, so every tank has a slightly different care requirement.

A septic tank allows the sludge of waste to separate from effluent; this effluent then runs over to a soakaway system, but the sludge remains. It is this sludge which requires emptying and disposing of before it becomes a hazard – thats where we come in.


For your tank to work correctly, the sludge needs to be removed on a regular basis. Typically, your septic tank will require an annual empty to ensure you avoid problems such as your system backing up.


We provide a friendly, professional and prompt service for septic tank emptying. Our modern fleet of tankers are operated by fully trained specialists, delivering an efficient and reliable service for thousands of homes across the UK. 

We have over 20 years of experience and are licensed waste carriers with the Environment Agency. We can cover all situations from a one off empty to scheduling regular tankering visits when required.


We can ensure your vessel is emptied (desludged) on a scheduled and regular basis. This will ensure the system is running to maximum efficiency and also that it is compliant with the environmental regulation at all times.

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Septic Tank

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In many rural areas throughout the UK, households use septic tanks to collect waste water and sewage when there is no direct access to a mains sewer.


Although these tanks are designed to biodegrade your waste 'naturally', there is still a requirement to empty the septic tank regularly, on average this is annually.


This is because 'sludge' builds up from your waste at the bottom of the tank and in order to avoid overspill or drainage problems this must be removed. 

Under the new septic tank regulations by the Environment Agency in England, any septic tanks that discharge to a watercourse need to be upgraded or replaced.


For more information on the new regulations we have created a simple guide outlining all the new rules and regulations you need to ensure you comply with standards. Failure to do so will incur an unlimited fine for non-compliance.

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