Septic and Sewerage Waste Disposal

We offer scheduled and ad hoc septic and sewerage waste disposal with detailed tank cleaning to suit your business needs.

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Septic and sewerage tank waste disposal

Regular septic and sewerage maintenance keep your sewage system in optimal condition and helps you spot potential issues before they arise. Sewage and effluent produce disease-causing microorganisms and parasites. It is important to ensure the safe disposal of these contaminants to protect your health and safety.

A septic tank is an underground structure that uses biological decomposition and drainage processes to treat wastewater produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundries. As wastewater passes through the septic tank and sewerage system, solid waste is separated and sinks to the bottom. At this point, healthy bacterial digestion occurs, reducing the quantity of solids and breaking them down into sludge. Lighter materials like grease and oil float to the surface and form a layer of crusty scum known as a scum blanket. This layer seals in air that optimises bacteria breakdown.

A pump out service is required before sludge levels reach 30% of the total volume of the sewerage or septic tank. Cleanaway’s septic tank cleaning services can help desludge the entire system before serious problems occur.

Periodic sewerage tank cleaning can:

  • Prevent sewerage drain blockages
  • Avoid discharge of raw sewage
  • Eliminate bad smells

Septic tank and sewage waste cleaning and removal

Cleanaway can conduct a full check of your septic tank and drainage fields to ensure everything is working properly. Our specialist fleet of trucks and operators are fully certified and compliant with all local laws.

Cleanaway can schedule regular septic tank inspections to ensure optimal levels. The inspection hatches should be located and identified ahead of time to hasten the septic tank emptying process. If a major amount of solids has accumulated, the tank lids may need to be removed completely. Minor digging may be required to uncover the lids and complete the process.

Depending on the size of your septic tank and the distance from the road to your tank opening, the time taken to complete the septic tank and sewage system pump outs may vary. Depending on your usage, your septic tank may need a pump out once every three to five years.

Once your septic waste removal has been completed, our operators will re-examine your septic tank for any damages or issues. Cleanaway will repair and provide recommendations if necessary. Your septic tank will be re-sealed once all maintenance has been completed.

Pre-service inspection
Pump out
Post-service inspection
Waste processing

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Utility services

Our scheduled and detailed inspection services help keep your septic waste tank and sewerage systems in smooth working conditions.


We provide comprehensive waste management services to communities and single householders with septic waste tanks and sewerage systems.

Why choose Cleanaway 

Scheduled service

Scheduled regular septic and sewerage waste inspections are available.

Customised for your business

Tailored to fit your business needs, budget, and schedule.

Total waste management

We offer total waste management solutions to support all your waste needs.

More solutions for Liquid Waste Management

From septic waste to wastewater, coolants and drum waste, we have the expertise and facilities to manage your liquid waste safely, securely and in compliance with safety and environmental requirements.
Interested in a Cleanaway service?

Contact us directly on 13 13 39 or fill up one of these short forms. We will get back to you as soon as possible with your request or booking.

Find your nearest Cleanaway team

We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karratha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.