Cesspit and Septic Tank Emptying and Maintenance

We provide foul waste disposal, and treatment plant installation, for a wide range of customers.

Licenced waste carrier for peace of mind

As an Environment Agency licensed Waste Carrier we understand and comply with the stringent laws surrounding European Waste Code identification prior to the removal and correct disposal of all commercial and residential hazardous and inert liquid wastes.

Sewage waste is transported to our licensed treatment facility and we deliver ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting.

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tailored to your specific requirements

We’re more than just waste management. Sweeptech is committed to delivering environmental and sustainability improvements within the communities we work in; with health and safety at the core of everything we do.

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We provide foul waste disposal

With an extensive fleet of tankers, we can empty any type and size of sewage system even where access is difficult and a long way from the vehicle.

When emptying cesspits, septic tanks, or sewage treatment plants, our highly experienced and friendly operators keep disruption to a minimum.

We just get on with the job safely and customers don’t even need to be at the property.

When should you empty package sewage treatment plants?

A package sewage treatment plant creates an environment which facilitates the growth of bacteria that breaks down sewage into a non-polluting product. Treatment plants differ from septic tanks as both primary treatment and secondary treatment take place. Treatment plants require electricity supply which is used to artificially introduce air. It is this oxygen transfer through the sewage that enables the growth of aerobic bacteria which is more effective in the breakdown of sewage. This results in a higher quality (cleaner) effluent being produced which can then discharge directly into a watercourse.

When should you empty cesspit tanks?

A cesspit tank has no outlet and is essentially a holding tank. When full, the tank needs to be emptied. Depending on use and solid fractions these tanks will require emptying one to two times a year. 

You can tell the tank is full either by looking at the waste level in the tank or by a remote monitoring system which informs you when it needs to be emptied.

When should you empty package sewage treatment plants?

Treatment plants also need emptying on a regular basis for the removal of the solid waste and so that maintenance health checks can take place to ensure the treatment plant is working to its full potential.  Depending on population use, there is usually a minimum requirement of one to two empties per year.

All foul waste will be taken to an environmental waste reception centre where it will be recycled.

When should you empty septic tanks?

Septic tanks can be a single or multi-chamber tank with a waste liquor outlet. The solid fractions will breakdown and will sink to the bottom of the tank and sometimes produce a crust on the surface. The waste liquor (by gravity) will disperse through and discharge to land by soakaway.  Depending on use and solid fractions these tanks will require emptying one to two times a year.  The Environmental Agency recommends a minimum of once a year.

Tank installation and maintenance

Sweeptech can provide full installation service for septic tanks, water treatment plants, pump stations, water harvesters and grease traps for commercial or domestic use.  

Our operatives will inspect tanks while extracting waste to check for obvious problems, but we also recommend that you have your treatment plant serviced at least once a year to provide security that it is working to its full potential and that you are compliant with environmental discharge legislation. We use only the very best and the latest technologies to ensure you are compliant and within environmental guidelines.

Cesspit and septic tank alarm systems

To help reduce cost and improve efficiency, we can retrofit an innovative alarm system on to the septic tank or cesspit.  Text messages are automatically sent to our systems which will help eliminate the risk associated with overflowing. 

This cesspit and septic tank “telemetry” is solar powered and provides cost savings while also improving emptying efficiencies.

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