Bio-cycle Cleaning/Emptying

Septic Tank Emptying & Clean - Septic Tank Inspection Experts


All homeowners without a direct connection to the Main Sewer have a septic tank emptying or Bio Cycle Tank requires Tank Emptying. They should be emptied annually. This ensures the tank is maintained to its optimum and that any problem with the tank is spotted in a timely manner. Reducing any incidence of costly repairs to the tank, soak away or percolation area. Also, the amount of waste depends on the capacity of the tank and the number of people in the home. At the time of the tank cleaning an inspection should be carried out to ensure there are no structural faults. To avoid your tank filling up sooner than expected ensure that no gutters or rainwater is running into the tank.

CES Environmental Ltd is a permit holder of waste disposal with the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO). A Copy of this permit is available on request.

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CES Environmental Ltd provides a professional Friendly service to all customers. On your first enquiry we will enquire in relation to tank size, last emptied and also access for our truck. We will determine which of our Jet Vac trucks to use to empty your tank. We have smaller trucks available for properties with concerns over newly laid driveways or with restrictive entrances. And larger trucks where this is not an issue but they have a larger quantity to collect. Our Jet Vac unit has a powerful vacuum with a water supply which can empty and clean your tank and clear any blockages in the line in one visit.

CES Environmental Staff will at this time agree on a date and time that suits you to call to empty your tank. We will enquire at the time of booking the location of your tank, how many meters from a hard standing can truck park and ensure manhole covers to tanks are assessable at the time of emptying.

We also have as standard on our trucks a jetting unit and CCTV Camera. This is in the event that there is an issue with your pipes we can jet and camera the pipes there and then complete the job on one visit. We aim to be a one-stop shop for all your tank needs.

On completion of the septic/Bio cycle tank emptying CES Environmental provides a waste disposal Certificate. This will confirm the date of the tank emptying and also confirm that the waste will be properly disposed of at an authorised waste treatment facility. This certificate should be retained in case of future environmental Inspections by officials.

What should I know about my tank?

  • Have your septic/ biocycle tank emptied and inspected once a year.
  • Know where your tank and percolation area are located.
  • Keep a sketch of your tank with your tank maintenance files for service visits.
  • Know the capacity of your Tank. If your tank has a capacity for 4 people and you have 6 in your household your tank will need emptying more frequently.
  • Keep a detailed record of repairs, pumping, inspections and permits issued.
  • Keep your tank cover accessible for inspections and pumping.
  • Never open your tank yourself as there are poisonous gases. All our staff have been properly trained in confined spaces and all carry gas monitors.

How do I know if there is an issue with my tank?

Toilets, Sinks, and drains slowly drain or back up. The smell of sewage from the tank and percolation area Water overflowing from tank or/and ponding on percolation area Nearby watercourses with greyish slime growths Foul smell

Who should I get to empty my Septic/ Bio-Cycle tank?

The EPA advises that you only use a regulated Waste Permit Holder – CES Environmental Permit number NWCPO-15-11656-01. A copy of this permit is available on request. The EPA is currently carrying out Septic / Bio-cycle Tank inspections as per Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012. They will look for the following information:

Name, address and Permit Number of the waste collector. Date of desludging. Quantity removed and destination to where the sludge will be taken for treatment and disposal/recovery.

CES Environmental Provide a docket with all the above information on the completion of emptying your tank. Please retain this docket in your maintenance files in case of inspection.

Bio-Cycle Cleaning and Emptying

What should I do to maintain my Septic/ Bicycle Tank

  • Ensure that roof water or surface water runoff does not enter the Septic/Bio Cycle tank.
  • To prevent root damage it is advisable not to have trees within 30 mts of the tank.
  • Do not use your toilet as a bin – flushing cat litter, facial wipes, and paper towels.
  • Do not pour Grease or oil down the sink.
  • Water from Washing machines and sinks does go into the tank.
  • Conserve water to avoid overloading the system Repair any Leaky pipes or toilets
  • Have your tank pumped out by a licensed contractor.
  • Ensure you receive a Waste Disposal Certificate and keep it with your maintenance files.

Cost of Septic Tank Emptying

The Cost or price of emptying your tank depends on the following factors. Your Location, if you have a septic tank or Bio Cycle unit. Distance from the hard-standing area. If a small or large truck is required. Also Condition of the Drains and tank. Please contact us and we will happily provide you with a free quotation

Maintenance Agreement

Regular Septic/ biocycle tank emptying will reduce the risk of overflowing, blockages, backups and unpleasant odours. To ensure your tank is properly maintained we at CES provide a discounted price if an annual maintenance agreement is signed. Why not make life a bit easier by signing up where you can avail of discounted rates and peace of mind knowing that all your drains and septic tank operate trouble-free.

Areas CES Environmental Empty Tanks


Abbeyfeale, Abbeyknockmoy, Ardnacrusha, Ardrahan, Askeaton, Athenry, Aughnish, Aughtrim, Ballynacally, Ballyvaughan, Barefield, Barna, Belcare, Bodyke, Bridgetown, Broadford, Bruff, Bruree, Burren, Buttervant, Caherconlish, Cappamore, Cappataggle, Carinbridge, Carrbane, Carrigaholt, Charleville, Clarecastle, Claregalway, Clarina, Clonlara, Connolly, Cooraclare, Cornadulla, Corofin, Cranny, Cratloe, Craughwell, Croagh, Croom, Cross, Crusheen, Doolin, Doon, Doonbeg, Dooradoyle, Ennis, Ennistymon, Fanore, Feakle, Feenagh, Fergus, Foynes, Furbo, Gort, Headford, Inagh, Kanturk, Kilbaha, Kilbane, Kilcolgan, Kildysart, Kileedy, Kileedy, Kilfenora, Kilkee, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Killanena, Killimor, Kilmalock, Kilmeady, Kilmihil, Kilmurry-McMahon, Kilrush, Kiltullagh, Kinvara, Knock, Labane, Labasheeda, Lackaghbeag, Lahinch, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lisseycasey, Loughrea, Mallow, Manister, Meelick, Miltown Malbay, Mountshannon, Moycullen, Moynoe, Mullagh, New Inn, Newcastlewest, Newmarket-on-Fergus, New-Quay, O’Brien’s-Bridge, O’Callaghan’s-Mills, Ogonnelloe, Oughterard, Parteen, Patrickswell, Peterswell, Portumna, Quilty, Quin, Rathkeale, Rosscahill, Ruan, Scariff, Shanagolden, Shangalish, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Spancel-Hill, Spanish Point, Templeglantine, Tournafulla, Tuamgraney, Tulla, Turloughmor, Whitegate

*CES Environmental Services Ltd disposes of all waste at an authorized treatment facility after emptying


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