Sewage & Grease Waste Tankering

Cesspit Emptying

Sewage & Grease Waste Tanker Services

Septic tank emptying service

For all types of septic tank/cesspit emptying, get in touch with Active Pump Services. We can empty your septic tank quickly and safely.

Does a sewage treatment plant need to be emptied?

Sewage treatment plants should be tankered annually or more frequently depending on usage.

Too much sludge in a treatment plant will prevent it working properly so a de-sludge will keep things working as they should. A treatment plant will need to have a de-sludge and a wash-down with our jet wash vehicle.

How often should a septic tank be emptied?

New research has shown that on average one person uses around 142 litres of water per day. This means a family of four in the UK could use more than 500 litres each day. So how often your tank needs to be emptied will depend on its size, and how many people live in your house.

How do I know if my septic tank needs to be emptied?

If your septic tank is getting full there will be a few signs. You might find that there is an unpleasant smell or that your drains seem to be emptying more slowly. Perhaps there is also water pooling around the drainage area of your tank. When your tank is becoming too full, solid waste can clog the piping system and this forces liquid to the surface. If you think your septic tank might be full it’s important not to try and check this yourself as you could easily be overpowered by fumes. Instead, call Active Pump Services to inspect and empty the septic tank for you.

How can I get my sewage treatment plant or septic tank emptied?

Here at Active Pump Services we have two dedicated tankers and specialist pumping equipment, so we’re able to help with any type of sewage tankering job – whether that’s sewage treatment plant or septic tank emptying.

We can provide scheduled or one-off, professional sewage tankering.

Please note: we are only able to provide tankering services within a 25 mile radius of our base in Arundel, West Sussex.

Grease trap emptying

Grease traps are a great way of ensuring grease doesn’t get into our sewers and cause major blockages. But if a grease trap is not well maintained and emptied regularly it will cease to be effective.

How often should a grease trap be emptied?

It’s always useful to have a cleaning and emptying schedule for a grease trap to ensure it never reaches overflowing point. How often your grease trap needs to be emptied will depend on how much use it gets, but it will usually be around every one to three months.

It is important to remember that if your restaurant or business has an unexpectedly busy period, you may need to have your grease trap emptied sooner than you had planned. In fact, many busy restaurants will have their grease traps emptied every month.

How can I get my grease trap emptied?

As licensed waste disposal contractors Active Pump Services can empty and dispose of waste from your grease trap. Using our tanker and specialist equipment we can transport your waste to a licensed food recycling treatment plant to be disposed of in the correct way. 


With over fifty years’ combined experience, we can dispose of your effluent quickly and professionally with our tankering service.



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Unit G17/18,
Rudford Industrial Estate,
Ford Arundel, West Sussex,
BN18 0BD

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