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Treatment Plant

When you have your home or company’s septic tank cleaned out, the question of where the waste goes may have crossed your mind. The last thing you want to think about is that the company that pumped it out is taking it somewhere that it shouldn’t. The good news is that the majority of septic companies take the waste to a treatment plant where it can be properly neutralized and processed.

Some septic companies have a treatment plant of their own and often take in waste from other companies. The process involves neutralizing the waste with lime in holding tanks and injecting it with a polymer for the separation of effluent (liquids) from solids to take place. The effluent is treated so it can be returned safely to the environment.

If you are a company looking to dispose of grease trap waste, septic waste, or empty portable toilets, you’ll be happy to learn that at Degler Waste Services, our treatment plant is available with prior approval. Our disposal charges are due at the time of disposal. The rate is $100 per 1,000 gallons of grease trap waste, $75 per 1,000 gallons for septage, and $50 per 1,000 gallons from portable toilets.

Our treatment plant is exceptionally efficient, so we can process waste rapidly. Each batch can be neutralized and processed in less than an hour, so we can accommodate the waste from our septic tank cleaning services as well as other companies in the area. If you have any questions about our treatment plant, don’t hesitate to contact us.