Unblocktober News

New Survey: UK’s Drainage Habits Revealed


As the pandemic has seen a surge in fatbergs and drainage issues, we wanted to investigate how much of the UK’s problems with blocked drains and sewers were down to bad habits and a simple lack of education among the general public.  We’ve conducted a national survey to discover some of the UK’s worst habits…

Fatberg finds prompt Christmas appeal to protect environment


Christmas revellers and food businesses are being urged not to feed the fatbergs after Lanes Group sewer cleaning teams removed two giant waste monsters from beneath the streets of London. The Lanes teams, working for Thames Water, sliced a 30-tonne fatberg from a sewer beneath Borough Market in Southwark, South London, and a 63-tonne fatberg…

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Americans urged to be careful about what goes down the sink this Thanksgiving, as part of groundbreaking Unblocktober campaign


Families across the US are being urged to do their bit to prevent unwanted drain blockages this Thanksgiving by taking care over what they choose to put down the sink. The call comes following the successful conclusion of Unblocktober, a groundbreaking new public awareness campaign in the UK that saw more than 4,500 participants coming…

First-ever Unblocktober praised as resounding success


The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas has been hailed a major success, after more than 4,500 Brits came together to reduce the amount of troublesome substances and materials being put down the nation’s drains. Unblocktober, led by Lanes Group, challenged individuals and businesses to avoid putting fats, oils…

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