Septic Tank Emptying & Servicing

Our septic tank emptying service is a solution for hassle-free maintenance for toilet waste. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner with a septic tank installed for the property, regular septic tank pumping is essential to ensure your system runs smoothly and avoids costly repairs or replacements down the line. Our experienced team of professionals is equipped with the knowledge and equipment to efficiently and safely empty your septic tank, leaving your property clean and odour-free. Don’t wait until an issue or emergency strikes; schedule your septic tank emptying service today.

Reliable & Efficient Septic Tank Emptying & Servicing

When it comes to septic tank maintenance, reliable and efficient septic tank emptying services are crucial to the smooth operation of your wastewater disposal system. Our dedicated team understands the importance of timely and thorough septic tank pumping, and we are committed to delivering high-quality services that you can trust. With years of experience and industry-leading equipment, we ensure that every septic tank emptying job is handled with precision and expertise. Our goal is to prevent potential issues such as clogs, backups, and foul odours by efficiently removing accumulated solid waste and sludge from your septic tank. We take pride in our commitment to environmental responsibility, disposing of waste safely and in accordance with all regulations. When you choose our reliable and efficient septic tank emptying service, you’re not just investing in the longevity of your septic system; you’re also investing in the peace of mind that comes with knowing your wastewater management is in capable hands.

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Septic Tank diagram

What Is A Septic Tank?

A septic tank is a vital component of a wastewater disposal system commonly found in homes and business properties that are not connected to a sewer system. Essentially, it is a large, underground container designed to collect and treat wastewater from toilets, sinks, showers, and other plumbing fixtures.

A septic tank’s main function is to segregate solid waste from liquid, enabling bacteria to naturally decompose organic matter. This process effectively purifies the wastewater before it disperses into the adjacent soil via a drainage field or leach field, ensuring a cleaner and eco-friendly disposal of household or commercial sewage.

Septic tanks come in various sizes to accommodate different levels of usage, and they require regular maintenance to ensure they function effectively. Neglecting septic tank maintenance can lead to clogs, backups, foul odours, and costly repairs or even replacements in the worst-case scenario. Properly maintained septic systems are not only environmentally responsible but also crucial for the health and safety of your property and its inhabitants.

In summary, a septic tank is a critical component of decentralised wastewater treatment, playing a crucial role in managing and treating household or commercial sewage in areas without access to public sewage systems. Regular septic tank emptying and maintenance are essential to ensure the longevity and efficiency of this integral part of your property’s plumbing system.


The team at Blue Box Hire are on-hand and ready to provide you with portable toilet hire services that you can rely on.

How To Know When Your Septic Tank Needs Emptying

Determining when your septic tank requires emptying is crucial for maintaining a healthy and functional wastewater disposal system. Several signs can indicate the need for septic tank service. If you notice slow drains, gurgling sounds, or sewage backups in your plumbing fixtures, it may be a clear indication that your septic tank is reaching its capacity. Additionally, a foul odour occurring from drains or your yard can be a telltale sign of a full septic tank that requires emptying. Witnessing green patches of grass around the drainage field can also suggest a problem, as this might indicate that the effluent is not properly absorbed into the soil due to an overloaded tank. 

Septic Tank inspection
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How much does it cost for septic tank emptying?

The cost of septic tank emptying depends on a few different factors, including the size of your septic tank, its location, and the specific services required. On average, for a standard septic tank pumping and cleaning service you can expect to pay around £155 – £200 for smaller sizes and around £250-£400 for larger ones. For accurate pricing, please let us know the size of your tank and location. 

How long does it take to empty a septic tank?

On average, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours to empty a septic tank. For smaller residential tanks, which typically have a capacity of 1,000 to 1,500 gallons, the pumping process may take around 30 minutes to an hour. However, larger commercial or industrial septic tanks with capacities exceeding 1,500 gallons will probably require a few hours to complete the pumping process. The amount of sludge and scum build up can affect the time needed to empty the tank.

Why Choose Us

Blue Box Hire is an industry leader within London, Kent, and Surrey when it comes to portable toilet hire services. With our strong passion for timekeeping and efficiency, you can rest assured that your event or building site will receive portable toilets exactly when you need them, with minimal fuss. Our expert team members are friendly and helpful, meaning that any questions you have will be answered!

We're Local

Our toilet hire service covers Croydon, Bromley and the wider South East

We’re the Cheapest

We doubt you’ll find a better quote elsewhere. And if you do? We’ll match it

We’re Health & Safety Guardians

Our portable toilet hire service is always up to date with HSE legislation

We’re Electricity-Free

Our portable toilets are standalone units, making them ideal for any outdoor location

We Collect & Deliver

Just tell us when you want your toilets. And for how long. We’ll take care of the rest

We’re Here 24/7

Our expert team is always available for emergency callouts 24 hours a day

What Our Customers Say

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06:19 12 Apr 24
Would not hesitate to recommend. Quick responses to queries, cleaning done each week and extended my booking multiple times when we had delays with our building. Thanks for being so accommodating at very short notice!
Laurens BotLaurens Bot
20:56 12 Mar 24
Great service, quick to reply and decent prices. The cleaning happens once a week but the days are a bit random, no biggie as it's still once a week.
Iain LovieIain Lovie
10:41 31 Oct 23
wonderful communications and delivery, a nice clean box for our event. would recommended!
Paul ShillitoPaul Shillito
09:34 17 Feb 23
I arranged for a toilet hire for my house building work. Fortunately, Blue Box Hire Ltd were much better organised than my builder, as I found that their service overall was excellent. Office admin, accounting, and site maintenance was first-class. They are competitively priced but for my money, that is a bonus, as I value service in equal measure.
Caroline SuttonCaroline Sutton
21:37 03 Aug 20
Thank you Nicky for supplying me with your potential loo. I was pleased to receive it clean and it had a floral smell. No lights was supplied but I was able to use my hinging fload light. I would recommend Blue Box.
Jane DaviesJane Davies
13:39 11 Sep 19
Efficient and reliable service. Just the job for an 18th birthday garden party.
Ben LovellBen Lovell
10:35 10 Jul 19
We used Blue Box for an event in Beckenham and I was really impressed. Reasonably priced and a slick operation. We will be using them again.

Our Process

1. Get In Touch

By getting in touch with a member of staff from the team here at Blue Box Hire, you can talk to us about your event or building site, and we can then help you determine how many portable toilets you will need, and the duration that you need them for.

2. Portable Toilet Hire

Once you have determined how many portable toilets you need, the next step is for our team to drop them off at the event or building site on the selected start day.

3. Clean Up & Pick Up

Once you’re event or construction project has finished, our team will be over to clean and pick up the portable toilets. We always do this with maximum efficiency to help prevent any fuss or disruptions.

Septic Tank Emptying & Servicing

Blue Box Hire have many years of experience in providing reliable and highly-rated portable toilet hire services for a range of small and larger projects. Get in touch today to get started on your toilet hire process.

Areas We Cover


How often should I have my septic tank emptied?

On average, septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years, but the frequency may vary depending on household size and water usage.

How can I maintain my septic system between pump-outs?

Regularly maintain your system by conserving water, avoiding excessive use of garbage disposals, and scheduling professional inspections.

What happens if I neglect septic tank maintenance?

Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs, system failures, groundwater contamination, and environmental damage.

Can I DIY septic tank emptying?

Septic tank emptying should be left to trained professionals with the appropriate equipment to ensure proper and safe waste disposal. DIY attempts can be hazardous and may not effectively clean the tank.

What are the signs that my septic tank needs emptying?

Signs include slow drains, sewage backups, foul odours, and unusually green patches of grass over the drainage field.

Septic Tank Emptying & Servicing

Get in touch with a member of the team today to get started on your portable toilet hire for your event or construction site today.

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