Lanes Drainage Services UK 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.

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 20 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.

To find out more about our full range of domestic and utilities tankering services, contact us today on 0800 526 488, 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

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 sectors do we cover?

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

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.


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.4

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.


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.

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