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Cesspit & Septic Tank Emptying across Peterborough, Cambridge & Huntingdon

For properties not connected to the main sewage lines, a cesspit or septic tank provides a practical and convenient way to collect all the waste liquid from your home. To ensure your septic tank runs smoothly at all times, it needs to be regularly cleaned and emptied; at Woodford Recycling, we can do just that.

Over time, the waste liquid which collects in your cesspit or septic tank can build up, which could lead to localised flooding or leakage into the surrounding ground. By routinely carrying out cesspit and septic tank emptying, you can ensure that your waste liquid is processed efficiently, and your tank is kept in perfect working order.

In addition to tank cleaning and emptying, we can also perform a thorough cesspit and septic tank desludging service. Waste solids form a sludge along the base of a septic tank, and this must be treated and removed by a professional waste management company. Leaving sludge to build up over extended periods of time can lead to the pollution of the local environment, leading to hefty clean-up and repair costs.

At Woodford Recycling, we offer regular septic tank desludge services, alongside cesspit and septic tank emptying services for domestic, commercial and industrial clients across Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon and beyond. To find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Septic Tank FAQs

How often does a septic tank need emptying?

The frequency that your septic tank needs emptying depends on a number of factors, such as water usage, the number of occupants in the property and the capacity of the tank itself. However, it’s generally recommended that your septic tank be emptied at least once a year to avoid blockages and leaks. Here at Woodford Recycling, we can offer cesspit and septic tank emptying to domestic and commercial customers.



How long does it take to empty a septic tank?

Emptying a septic tank is a relatively quick process; depending on the size of the tank in question, it can take anything from 20 minutes to a couple of hours.

What should you not do with a septic tank?

You should never put any oils, fats, grease or food scraps down your drain as this can cause a blockage in your septic tank. You should also only have your septic tank emptied by a licensed contractor, like Woodford Recycling, to ensure safety, prevent pollution and make sure that your sewage is properly disposed of.



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