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 carrier 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 3,500 Tuff Tanks over the years. That means on any given day there is as much as 1,740 million gallons of waste stored in a Tuff Tank - that’s the equivalent of 3 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 25 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 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!

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Jon Trelfa

General Manager
Sales & Marketing Lead
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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 people in the industry. Its lightweight construction made it cheaper to transport and easier to handle, while its UV-protected polyethylene construction gave it strength and durability at least equal to its metal counterparts.

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 the Plastic Solutions business.

The Tuff Tank is now on its 3rd design iteration and incorporates many features (such as built-in lifting handles) that have been requested by our customers. 

The Mini Tuff Tank (with 160-gallon capacity) was introduced to provide waste storage capability where space is tight. The smaller size also made it attractive to customers both as a truck-based non-potable water tank and for rainwater harvesting. This was the first sign of a much wider opportunity for Plastic Solutions.
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Spares and Accessories Shop

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

Jon identified that many people were finding it difficult to get fast turnaround on a range of spare parts for flush tanks, vacuum tankers and cleaning equipment. 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 became an industry one stop shop.

In 2017 a further refinement was made in order to offer an even better level of customer support. Plastic Solutions launched an eCommerce facility on the website to allow online purchases of all of the spares and accessories. The online shop facility offers the ease of card payment for new customers but also supports call-offs for our many long-term account holders. Better still it means that you can order directly from stock and, in most cases, receive products the very next day.

The Future

Plastic Solutions is rapidly outgrowing its current home and plans are afoot for us to move into a brand new office and yard space. That will give us the opportunity to increase our stock and to add new products to the inventory. At the same time we’ll be able to expand 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.
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Call 0800 334 5742 or use our contact form.
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