Septic Tank / Cesspit / Cesspool / Pumping Station

Here at ESC Environmental Services Ltd, we offer septic tank emptying services to both household and business customers. We can empty and remove standard waste, such as sewage and waste water from septic tanks, cesspits/cesspools or pumping stations.

Septic tanks, cesspits/cesspools or pumping stations are commonly found in rural areas that can often be hard to reach. We pride ourselves in our wide range of tankers that make working in the most inaccessible areas an efficient, clean and safe experience.

Our Chesterfield location means we are central and able to offer a quick response to various areas as we have easy access to the M1 and other major roadways. This means with swift access to Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire, we are proud to offer a competitive range of waste management services to meet your septic tank, cesspit/cesspool or pumping station emptying requirements.

To find out more about cesspit emptying, please get in touch with our friendly team today.

Why choose us?

If you have a septic tank, cesspit/cesspool or pumping station, you’ll understand that it needs to be emptied regularly or can need emptying for maintenance reasons to avoid the risk of overflow, blockage and costly damage to your sewage system and the environment.

We offer a fast, friendly and professional waste management service for customers who depend on our expertise.

ESC Environmental Services Ltd can schedule a routine septic tank emptying service for all customers to ensure that their septic tanks, cesspits/cesspools and pumping stations stay efficient and increase their functional life, whilst reducing the possibility of blocked drains and any waste overflowing.

  • Our friendly team has many years of experience in emptying septic tanks, cesspits/cesspools and pumping stations
  • We own a variety of high suction vacuum tankers for different terrains and rural areas which are hard to reach
  • We provide septic tank emptying services for both domestic and commercial properties
  • Water Jetting trained staff who can assist in the unblocking of drains
  • Our depot based in Chesterfield with quick access to the M1 providing services in Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire
  • Licensed Waste Carrier meaning peace of mind on your duty of care for waste disposal

We are based in Chesterfield, but can provide septic tank emptying in surrounding areas. We can also provide service, breakdown and assistance for all submersible pumps, control panels and pump stations.

Get in Touch

At ESC Environmental Services Ltd, we continually aim to deliver a first-rate service to all our customers. From cesspit emptying, to industrial waste management services, we promote good environmental practice and we are committed to operating our services efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our drivers are all highly experienced and fully licensed by the Environment Agency to give you complete peace of mind.

To find out more about any of our services, or to book your septic tank empty, please get in touch by calling 01246 454 733, drop an email to or use our online contact form to request a swift call back.

ESC Limited Chesterfield

Septic Tanks FAQ

How do septic tanks work?

Domestic septic tanks separate waste into 3 sections, in order for them to decompose.

The dense particles settle at the bottom, scum sits at the top, with water in between. The water is drained away while new sewage enters the tank from the home.

The sewage is continuously decomposing and allows for long term sewage waste.

When should a septic tank be emptied?

Your septic tank should be emptied about every couple of years. The average septic tank needs pumping every 2-5 years depending on age and functionality.

How to tell if your septic tank needs pumping:

  • Leaking or flooding
  • Slow draining
  • Bad smells
  • Thriving grass/greenery
  • Pooling water

How are septic tanks pumped?

A professional septic tank drainage will remove sludge, effluent and scum from the tank so it’s ready to be refilled.

The waste that collects at the bottom of the tank must be drained before it reaches a level where it could block the outgoing pipe which drains water.

Pumping your septic tank can take about 20-30 minutes, or up to an hour depending on its size.

Can septic tanks overflow?

Yes, septic tanks can overflow. Heavy weather can cause the tank to overflow, meaning spillage of wastewater onto land and can even reach nearby pipes.

Clogged pipes can also cause tank overflow, usually caused by debris entering its drainage and disturbing water flow.

How much does septic tank drainage cost?

Prices for professional septic tank draining can vary depending on size. For more information, reach out to us for a quote and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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11/06/2018 @ 10:45

Quick responsive service is key for us. Thanks

06/07/2018 @ 11:30

To all @ Environmental Services, Thank you so much for your help of Friday 29th June 2018. Much appreciated, over and above customer services.

30/03/2018 @ 06:48

Thank your drivers for me please they were very efficient and competent with very little involvement from us

30/03/2018 @ 06:48

“Very Professional Company”

07/09/2018 @ 12:42

“This was a one off job. Great job was done. Just seems it was rather expensive. I did not have comparable quotes though. Thanks for the great job.”

We operate throughout the UK

ESC Environmental Services Ltd operates throughout the UK and our fleet of Vacuum, Liquid Ring and Disab tankers ranging from 3,500 litres to 27,000 litres is backed up by out 7.5 tonne Curtainsider vehicle with a tail lift for easy drum loading. The fleet is also complemented with high pressure jetters.


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