About Us

Specialist Tanks

If you need to capture, store or transport effluent, waste water and non-potable water then Plastic Solutions has a product for you. 

Our specialist plastic storage tanks, our portable toilets and urinals, and our wide range of spares and accessories are being used across the UK and Ireland right now. You’ll find our products on construction sites, at waste carriers' yards, on vacuum tankers, at festivals, on campsites (and glampsites), in gardens (for parties) and even up the side of a Scottish mountain.

You’ll probably know us best for our Tuff Tank 500-gallon effluent tank. We have sold over 5000 Tuff Tanks over the years. That means on any given day there is as much as 2.5 million gallons of waste stored in a Tuff Tank - that’s the equivalent of 5 Olympic sized swimming pools full of effluent. Now there’s a thought!
“We’ve been steadily replacing our steel tanks with Tuff Tanks over the last three years. The product is tough, robust and much easier to handle, all backed up by speedy availability and good customer service.”

Graham Pollard - Director, CW Plant

Our People

Jon Trelfa is our General Manager and Sales & Marketing Lead.

With over 28 years' experience in the portable sanitation industry - as MD Europe for a toilet manufacturing company (1991-2008) and MD Europe for a manufacturer of ground and surface water monitoring equipment (2011-2014), Jon took up the challenge of 'driving' Plastic Solutions in 2014.

Having completed Business Administration & Marketing degrees and spending the early years of his career in the UK and Germany, besides being a fluent German speaker Jon is well-known in the toilet industry in the UK and Europe and is well-equipped to help you with questions not only about Plastic Solutions’ product range but on many aspects of the sanitation business in general.

What Jon recognised straight away was that our ethos of finding ways to support the portable sanitation industry could be extended. He firstly added a range of new products to the portfolio - the line-up now includes portable toilets4-bay urinalscommode tanks and sinks. This meant that Plastic Solutions could be the supplier of choice to a wide of temporary accommodation and toilet hire companies.

Jon is committed to customer service: if he and his team can help you, they will!

Follow Jon on LinkedIn
Follow Plastic Solutions on LinkedIn
Jon Trelfa - General Manager Plastic Soolutions Ltd
German FlagBritish Flag

Jon Trelfa

General Manager
Sales & Marketing Lead
Email Jon
Freephone: 0800 334 5742
Office: +44 (0)1922 716725
Mobile: +44 (0)7725 602 180
Karl Allen deals with Sales and Administration.

Karl has been involved in the sanitation industry for many years as a senior hire controller at a busy toilet hire and waste management company. Being part of a team involved in over 1000 individual toilet and tank cleaning "events" per week, what Karl hasn't seen or heard about on the toilet front probably isn't worth knowing. There are certainly some stories to tell - and some to keep quiet about!

Renowned for his customer care, Karl talks with customers on the phone and by email about virtually every product we sell. He knows how they work and what questions are asked whether you're a site or office worker.

Alongside purchasing and logistics roles (to keep our warehouse stocked with parts) Karl's role is to keep the sales process running smoothly so that your orders are dealt with quickly and efficiently. We hate to keep you waiting: when you order it, we want to have it in stock so that we can despatch as soon as humanly possible.

Like Jon Trelfa, Karl is highly committed to customer service.
Jon Trelfa - General Manager Plastic Soolutions Ltd

Karl Allen

Administration & Sales Support
Email Admin
FREEPHONE: 0800 334 5742
Office: +44 (0)1922 716725

Our History

The company was started in 2011 to bring our, now renowned, Tuff Tank 500-gallon portable effluent tank to market.

The company’s founders (with years of experience in portable sanitation) were well-acquainted with the difficulties of using steel tanks to capture and store waste. Steel tanks are heavy and awkward to transport, difficult to manoeuvre around sites, and prone to rust - making them unsightly and giving them a short operational lifespan. There needed to be a better way.

Instead of trying to take a metal tank and simply 'tweak it', the team took a much bolder approach. We designed and built our own innovative alternative…in plastic. The resulting "Tuff Tank" didn’t take long to become a hit with the construction and event industries.

Its lightweight construction made it cheaper to transport and easier to handle, while its UV-protected polyethylene construction gave it strength and durability far beyond that of its metal counterparts.

In early 2019 we launched the fourth generation of "Tuff Tank" - available in 500, 750 and 1000-gallon variants: evolution is the real winner.

Finding ways to further support the industry

The market knowledge that underpinned the development of the Tuff Tank and our desire to find ways to help the portable sanitation industry work more effectively, have remained key aspects of our business.

In early 2019 the 4th generation of the Tuff Tank  was launched and with its extra features and volume options it remains the class-leading product of its type. Lead by customer demand, our overall range has expanded dramatically to include our waste tank range, our water tank range, tank accessories, portable toilet industry products and the renowned Pee Pack, the latter being a firm favourite with drivers, festival goers and parents alike.

The complete range is extensive...and is expanding all the time.
Plastic Waste Tanks

Spares and Accessories Shop

The next step was to make sure we could meet the needs of customers during the entire product usage lifecycle.

We've identified that many people are finding it difficult to get fast turnaround on a range of spare parts for flush tanks, vacuum tankers and cleaning equipment. The nature of the toilet business is that you're busy all day long...and by the time you get around to ordering your spares, everyone's gone home, but you!

By adding many new parts to the existing spares inventory of home-grown products, and our range of accessories (such as Toiblue additives), Plastic Solutions has also become an industry one stop shop for portable toilet spares, service truck spares, hoses and Whale pumps.

Our e-Commerce facility simplifies online purchases of all of the spares and accessories. The online shop facility offers the ease of card payment for but also supports call-offs for our many long-term account holders. If you've an existing credit account with us, simply add your order number at checkout and we'll take care of the rest. It means that you can order directly from stock and, in most cases, receive products the very next day.

The Future

Plastic Solutions has rapidly outgrowing its first home and we moved into new offices and yard space in mid-2018. This gave us the opportunity to increase our stock and to add new products to the inventory. At the same time we expanded our team to provide even more dedicated customer support to answer your queries and get those orders despatched.

We are open to suggestions about new products or improvements to our processes that will make your life easier.
Why not talk to us today?
Call 0800 334 5742 or use our contact form.
We've got
TANKOLOGY!
Market-leading supplier of plastic effluent and water tanks... and much more.
Need more details on our innovative plastic products? Please contact us.