Septic tanks

Septic tanks take wastewater from your toilet and grey-water from your bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

Permits and general binding rules

See septic tanks and treatment plants: permits and general binding rules on GOV.UK, to check you meet the general binding rules, if you do not, you must apply for a permit.

Septic tank emptying

Empty septic tanks annually, to prevent a built up of sludge.

Contact a one of the private contractors from the list below, to arrange to for them to empty a septic tank.

  • H and E Trotter
    Low Dyke, Calthwaite, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9PS

  • Serious Waste Management Ltd
    Clifton Dykes, Penrith

  • Ryan Simpson waste services
    High Gregg Hall, Underbarrow, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 8BL
    Telephone: 07766 971167

  • D H Wilson
    Strawberry Bank, Skelsmergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9JU
    Telephone: 01539 823606

We do not empty septic tanks.

Flood water affecting a septic tank

Read about what to do if flood water is affecting your septic tank.

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 January, 2020.