Lanes Group ultra high performance vacuumation tanker unit (I5000 Gallon Artic DISAB) parked on the forecort


Lanes Group operates an extensive fleet of high-performance tankers which gives customers across all industrial sectors high-quality, legally compliant tankering services, anywhere in the UK.

Call us on 0800 526 488, or fill in our online enquiry form.

As a responsible and registered waste management contractor, Lanes collects and disposes of both hazardous and non-hazardous liquid waste, sludge and slurry from a wide variety of sources — including septic tanks, petrol interceptors, drains, sewers, gullies and storage tanks — using only reputable and certified disposal sites.

With a network of 24 depots across the country, Lanes meets all tankering needs, from one-off tankering jobs to the most intensive regional and national tankering operations.

We operate the latest and most advanced 3,000-, 4,000- and 6,000-gallon tankers for removing, transporting and disposing of bulk liquid effluent and sludge waste.

Our tanker drivers are highly experienced and fully trained to observe the exacting compliance and safety standards customers expect from Lanes, which holds a RoSPA President’s Award for occupational health and safety.

To find out more about our full range of domestic and utilities tankering services, contact us today on 0161 788 2266, or fill in your details using our online enquiry form

The basics of our service

Lanes is dedicated to providing the highest standards of tankering and liquid waste management services.

As the UK’s leading independent specialist drainage contractor, we offer the following assurances:

  • Our services cover the removal of all waste, including from septic tanks and interceptors.
  • We deliver both planned and reactive services, including rapid deployment of emergency spill response to prevent and control pollution incidents and respond effectively to any eventuality.
  • We are able to safely handle the management and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
  • Our waste carrier licence is renewed annually, and we are an approved installer of various wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Our services meet all legislative requirements for waste disposal and tracking.
  • We handle the preparation of all waste disposal documentation as part of the service.
  • We are a national operation, registered with many waste disposal sites across the UK.

With our fleet of jet vac and tanker units and resourceful teams of experienced staff, we make short work of locating, removing and disposing of waste matter, whilst managing all the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

What does our service cover?

Lanes delivers commercial tankering services to a wide range of industries, including:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Renewable energy
  • Agriculture
  • Facilities management

Our tankering services include:

Non-hazardous effluent removal – collecting, transporting and disposing of a full range of non-hazardous effluent waste, including byproducts from food and drink production, as well as fire water and surface water runoff.

Hazardous waste removal – using specialist tankers rather than straight vacuumation tankers, which makes the process more effective.

Leachate removal – disposing of leachate generated by the agricultural sector and green waste recycling processes such as commercial composting plants, anaerobic digestion units and biomass renewable energy generation.

Commercial septic tank cleaning – cleaning and emptying commercial septic tanks of all sizes, as well as inspecting, surveying and replacing them when necessary.

Bund wall cleaning – cleaning bund walls and emptying bunds when effluent discharge has occurred, or when a buildup of wastewater needs to be removed.

Chambers, septic tanks and cesspits – removing silt, sludge and liquid waste from vessels, chambers, manholes, soakaways, septic tanks and cesspits using vacuumation.

Manhole chambers – dealing with car park manhole chambers contaminated by traffic debris, or foul manhole chambers containing sewage and FOG (fats, oils and grease).

Swimming pool filters – manually removing waste in cases where swimming pool filtration systems have not been properly maintained, resulting in the filters and filter beds becoming heavy, and a solidification of the silt content. Powerful water jets are used to create a vortex and liquefy the silt before vacuuming it out.

Lagoons – addressing silt buildup in firewater lagoons in remote areas, where access to a supply may be a problem if there was a fire, and ensuring that fire appliance pumps are not blocked in an emergency.

Interceptor cleaning – removing silt and contaminants from surface water interceptors, or interceptors installed at petrol stations, manufacturing and chemical processing sites. We ensure the function of the unit is not affected, while cleaning down the filters, sensors and surrounding areas.

Balancing lakes – removing the silt and debris buildup that can amass over time, which reduces the capacity of the lake.

Lift chambers – working with manufacturers’ service engineers to vacuum out oil-contaminated water that has accumulated due to seepage, facilitating sump pump maintenance.

Hydrodemolition – providing the water needed to deliver high and ultra-high-pressure water jetting services for hydrodemolition, including steel and concrete cutting and surface preparation.

Pre-planned maintenance programmes (PMPs) – collecting your waste and cleaning your waste system as often as you need, with each PMP tailor-made to fit your organisation’s requirements.

Reactive insurance-related work – providing spill clearance services, effluent removal and disposal of fire water runoff, which can help prevent the escalation of environmental issues and minimise insurance-related costs.

For more information about the full range of tankering services offered by Lanes Group – including commercial tankering services and utility tankering services – call us on 0161 788 2266, or fill in our online enquiry form. Whatever your industry, we can provide planned and reactive tankering that you can trust.

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