Waste Management & Tanker Services

A wastewater treatment centreWaste not, want not

As a registered waste management contractor, Lanes collects and disposes of hazardous and non-hazardous waste from a wide variety of locations, including (but not limited to) septic tanks, petrol interceptorsdrainssewers, gullies and boreholes. And, of course, we use only reputable and certified disposal sites.

Tanker Fleet

Our 90-strong fleet of 3000-, 4000- and 5,000-gallon tankers operates across our UK depot network. These units remove bulk waste from client premises to dispose of, responsibly, at registered waste disposal sites. Sewage waste, liquid waste, fire water run-off, etc., can all be removed efficiently by our experienced teams.

Signed and sealed

Naturally, we comply with all stringent waste legislation for waste disposal and tracking. Preparing and completing legal waste documentation for you is all part of our service: we make sure that all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted, so that you don’t have to.

Waste management near you

Lanes’ registered waste management service includes:

  • removing all types of waste, including from septic tanks and interceptors
  • managing and disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • removing waste such as firewater run-off
  • meeting legislation for waste disposal and tracking
  • preparing all waste disposal documentation
  • providing a UK-wide service, registered with waste stations regionally
  • installing wastewater treatment solutions

To find out more about Lanes’ waste management, call 0800 526 488

Waste Disposal 

Getting rid of sewage, silt and sludge

As a registered waste handler, Lanes is well practised in clearing and cleaning sewage, silt and sludge from any number of waste systems and hard-to-reach places. With our experience, fleet of high powered jet vac units and resourceful teams of people, we make short work of locating, removing and disposing of waste matter. And, it goes without saying that we take care of all the required paperwork on your behalf.

Lanes removes waste from:

Chambers, septic tanks and cesspits

Our expert teams remove silt, sludge and liquid waste from vessels, chambers, manholes, soakaways, septic tanks and cesspits by vacuumation, before taking it to a registered disposal site. And, as property owners are legally required to show that waste has been disposed of correctly, Lanes provides all the documentation you need.

Manhole chambers

Whether it is car park manhole chambers contaminated by traffic debris, or foul manhole chambers containing sewage and FOG (fats, oils and grease), Lanes has the technology to remove all types of waste and dispose of it according to legislation.

Hazardous waste removal

When you have to get rid of hazardous waste, we have a fleet of 170+ jet vac tanker units at your disposal. We choose to use Jetvac units rather than straight vacuumation tankers when the silt levels may be high because the jetting action creates a vortex in the silt, allowing it to be vacuumed from the chamber more easily.

Swimming pool filters

Swimming pool filtration systems should be maintained to stop the filter beds/filters becoming heavy, and the silt content solidifying. In extreme cases, manual removal may be necessary, but our water jets are generally powerful enough to liquefy the silt before it is vacuumed out.


Fire water lagoons are deliberately created in remote areas where access to water may be a problem in case of fire. Fed by surface water run off, they are susceptible to silt build up which should be removed regularly to prevent it from blocking fire appliance pumps in an emergency. With increasing focus on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) legislation, we are likely to see more of these.

Petrol Station interceptors

There is a legal requirement to remove silt build up in interceptors so that it does not affect the function of the unit. Lanes’ petrochemical-trained teams remove silt and contaminants from the interceptor, clean down filters and surrounding areas and take the waste to appropriate disposal sites. They also make sure that the sensors are cleaned so that the interceptor monitors waste levels effectively at all times.

Balancing lake or flood basin

Urban areas have a much lower capacity for absorbing heavy rainfall than rural regions, because there are fewer green spaces where water can simply soakaway. Flood basins — also known as balancing lakes — are designed to lessen the risk of flooding by storing surging flood waters temporarily. Obviously, over time, silt and debris build up should be removed to maintain maximum capacity in the lake. Look no further: Lanes’ large capacity jet vac tankers were made for the job.

Lift chambers

Underground lift shafts and scissor lift pits (often found in distribution warehouses) are prone to water seepage and, sometimes, to sump pump failure. As they accumulate oil residue from the system’s mechanics, the wastewater is contaminated. Lanes’ specialists will visit alongside your regular service engineers to vacuum out any water for sump pump maintenance. The contaminated waste is removed to a registered disposal site.

Waste carrier’s licence

Of course, Lanes’ registered waste carrier licence is renewed annually as part of our corporate responsibility.

Not sure what to do about waste disposal? Easy. Call us on 0800 526 488 or use our online enquiry form