Septic tanks and waste removal
Cheddar and Bristol

A septic tank is like a big container that’s designed to separate solid stuff and liquid waste slowly. It has to be super tight so nothing leaks into the ground. Inside the tank, bacteria do their thing to make sure the liquid can safely go out to a system that soaks it into the ground. These tanks are used in places where homes can’t connect to the main drainage system. All the gross stuff from the house goes into the tank.

These tanks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and we’re good at reaching the ones that are a bit tricky to get to.

Domestic Septic Tanks and Waste Removal Bristol

It’s the homeowner’s job to keep their septic tank in good shape. Regular checks and pumping out the waste help it work its best. We suggest getting the tank emptied about once a year, and we offer a call-off service for when you need it.

We’re flexible and can set up a service at a time that suits you.

After each visit, we’ll give you a waste removal ticket. This ticket is handy if you ever sell your property, as it aligns with Environmental Agency Legislation.

Burnham Portable Toilet Hire takes care of all the paperwork. You’ll get insurance certificates, waste carriers license, a permit to discharge, and waste transfer notes.

Commercial Septic Tanks

Septic storage tanks are typically set up on sites without sewage or mains drains. They collect all the waste water and sewage from the site, and their sizes can vary. Burnham Portable Toilet Hire is equipped to empty and service these tanks whenever needed, as only licensed contractors like us can handle waste removal.

Our well-trained operators come to the site with the right protective gear, ensuring safe removal and disposal of the waste. This helps you meet regulatory requirements, including those set by the Environment Agency. We provide all the necessary paperwork, including insurance certificates, waste carriers license, a permit to discharge, and waste transfer notes.

In Somerset and Bristol, the costs of emptying a septic tank in 2023 can differ based on factors like waste volume and location distance. For a large tanker, the upper limit might be around £500, covering pumping and waste disposal. For a smaller domestic tank (up to 1000 gallons), costs typically start at around £160. Keep in mind that these figures are not fixed and can change based on specific variables. Prices may also vary after August 2023.

Commercial Septic Tanks and Waste Removal Cheddar

The septic tank, tucked away underground, doesn’t worry about running out of space. However, keeping it in good shape is vital. It’s a good idea to have a pro check it every 3-5 years, and depending on use, it might need pumping every 3-5 years to clear out sludge and avoid overflow.

When it comes to costs, a couple of things play a role. How far we need to travel matters – longer distances mean more fuel and more time, which means a higher bill. Also, the amount of waste to be removed affects the cost. More waste means more pumping and more space in the tanker, leading to higher fees.

We cover a wide area, including Bristol and nearby places along the M5 corridor like Portishead, Avonmouth, Clevedon, Nailsea, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Banwell, Brean, Hinkley Point, Burnham on Sea, Taunton, Exeter, and Glastonbury, as well as surrounding business parks.

Our clients are diverse, ranging from businesses to households. No matter the size or type of the job, we aim to provide top-notch service, ensuring responsible waste management. Our pricing reflects the fair value of our services, considering the unique needs of each job.

We’re flexible with scheduling, offering both call-off services and scheduled appointments. Major companies in the area are regulars on our client list.

Septic Tanks and Waste Removal Cheddar and Bristol

Advantages and Disadvantages of Septic Tanks

Advantages of Septic Tanks:

  1. Cost-Effectiveness Over Time: Septic tanks are generally more cost-effective in the long run compared to other sewage disposal systems.
  2. Localised System: They are less prone to large-scale failures since they operate as a localised system, reducing the risk of widespread issues.
  3. Environmental Friendliness: Septic tanks naturally treat wastewater, reducing pollution and conserving water by recharging local groundwater.

Disadvantages of Septic Tanks:

  1. Regular Maintenance Needed: Septic tanks require regular maintenance, including pumping, to remain functional. Neglect can lead to health hazards and expensive repairs.
  2. Installation Complexity: Initial installation can be costly and complex, impacting efficiency. Factors such as property size and soil type can affect performance.

Signs Indicating the Need for Septic Tank Replacement

  1. Foul Odours: Unpleasant smells around the tank area may indicate issues with the septic system.
  2. Slow Drainage or Backflow: If drains are slow or there’s backflow, it could signal a problem with the septic tank.
  3. Pooling Water: Water pooling around the drain field suggests potential issues.
  4. Unusually Vibrant Vegetation: Abnormal plant growth around the tank area may indicate a problem.
  5. Sewage Backup: Serious issues include sewage backing up into your property, requiring immediate attention.
  6. Contamination of Water Sources: If nearby water sources show signs of contamination, the septic tank may need replacement.

Septic Tanks and Waste Removal Cheddar and Bristol

Choosing Burnham Portable Toilet Hire ensures reliable, professional service with over 30 years of experience. We offer cost-effective and eco-friendly waste management solutions. As a local family business, we understand the specific needs of Somerset and surrounding areas. Trusting us with your septic tank needs means personalised, responsive service from neighbours who care about your community.

Call us on 01278 794800 or contact us here.