Waste Management & Tanker Services

A wastewater treatment centreWaste not, want not

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

Tanker Fleet

Lanes has a fleet of 3000, 4000 and 5,000 gallon tankers, located regionally throughout the UK, these units can support customers who need bulk waste removing from their locations and carried responsibly to suitable waste disposal sites.  Sewage waste, liquid waste, fire water run off can all be removed efficiently by our experience 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’ waste management service:

  • covers removal of all waste, including from septic tanks and interceptors
  • includes management and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • is registered for waste handling
  • firewater run off
  • meets all legislation for waste disposal and tracking
  • includes preparation of all waste disposal documentation
  • is a national operation, registered with waste stations across the UK
  • is also an approved installer of a range of 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’ll 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 — naturally.

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 using vacuumation. The sewage waste is then taken to a registered disposal site. And, because home owners have a legal requirement to show that the 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 waste and dispose of it according to legislation.

Hazardous waste removal

When you need to get rid of hazardous waste, Lanes’ fleet of 150+ jet vac tanker  units are at your disposal. We prefer to use Jetvac units rather than straight vacuumation tankers when the silt levels may be high: the jetting action creates a vortex in the silt and allows it to be vacuumed from the chamber more easily.

Swimming pool filters

If swimming pool filtration systems are not maintained, the filter beds/filters may become really heavy, and the silt content solidify. Manual removal may then be necessary, although Lanes has successfully used powerful water jets to liquefy the silt, before vacuuming it out.


Fire water lagoons tend to be in remote areas where access to a supply may be a problem if there was a fire. Fed by surface water run off, they are susceptible to silt build up which must be removed regularly so that the water will not block fire appliance pumps in an emergency. With the focus on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) legislation, we may see more of these being created.

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 the filters and surrounding areas and take the waste to appropriate disposal sites. They will also make sure that the sensors are cleaned so that the interceptor monitors waste levels effectively at all times.

Balancing lake or flood basin

In urban areas, heavy rainfall is not able to soakaway into the ground as it does in rural regions. Flood basins — also known as balancing lakes — are there to lessen the risk of flooding by storing the surge of flood waters temporarily. Obviously, over time, silt and debris build up will reduce the capacity of the lake, so should be removed. Look no further: Lanes’ large capacity jet vac tankers are perfect for the job.

Lift chambers

Underground lift shafts and scissor lift pits (the sort used in distribution warehouses) are prone to water seepage — and, sometimes, to sump pump failure. They also accumulate oil residue from the system’s mechanics so the wastewater will be  contaminated. Lanes will visit alongside manufacturers’ service engineers,  vacuuming out any water to allow sump pump maintenance, then remove contaminated waste to a registered disposal site.

Waste carrier’s licence

Lanes’ registered waste carrier licence is renewed annually — a vital 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