Why Plastic Tanks tick all the boxes

Why you should choose plastic tanks over steel to collect liquid waste.

Plastic effluent tanks offer an excellent alternative or replacement when your steel tanks wear out or become unsightly due to rust. Steel tanks have been used for years to collect waste and grey water from site toilets, canteens, showers and washrooms but now there is a serious alternative. It's time to switch.

Our robust, plastic effluent tanks take the capture of liquid waste to the next level with a whole raft of improvements and features. From drastically reduced weight for ease of transport and manhandling resulting in lower capital expenditure and labour costs; to an enhanced hygienic appearance with no unsightly rust; minimal ongoing maintenance requirements, to name but a few benefits, there are many more compelling reasons for changing from steel.

Please see the chart below for more details and call us for advice on 0800 334 5742.
Plastic 500-gallon waste tank
Weight:
110Kg
Delivery:
No crane, hiab or other specialist site lifting equipment required. Reduced attendance time on site.
Portability:
Easily positioned manually. No need for expensive lifting and positioning equipment (see manhandling picture below).

Position adjacent to, or simply slide underneath site cabin.
Logistics:
No restrictions on delivery of site cabin: can arrive on site before or after the waste tank.
Appearance:
Easily jet-washed and sanitised leaving hygienic impression.
Corrosion:
No unsightly rust at all! Sloped and ribbed upper surfaces channel rainwater away. 

Resistant to waste, heat, cold and the 'knocks' of life on site.
Linkability:
Quickly and simply extend storage capacity - add another lightweight tank - or tanks - alongside. Tanks quickly convert back to standalone versions.

Built-in linking points. Cost-effective linking options.
Emptying:
Easy to totally empty - once majority of waste is removed, one end can be lifted and propped up to extract dregs.

4 x 5" inlet ports & 2 x 12" waste removal ports.
Colours:
A range of solid colours available. Will never need repainting.
Materials:
Made from UV-protected MDPE (medium density polyethylene).  6-8mm wall thickness.

Variety of colours.
Repairs:
Plastic welding tool. No welding mask required.
Environmental Impact:
Reduced carbon footprint: lower weight = smaller delivery truck required = lower fuel costs.
Availability:
Production time = 1 hour.
Stock-holding:
Typically 20-30 units in stock at any one time.
Consistency:
Same dimensions and features, time after time.
Level Monitoring Device:
Simple to drill 32mm hole for level alarm/telemetry.
Steel 500-gallon waste tank
Weight:
420Kg
Delivery:
Lifting equipment required on delivery truck and/or on site. Extended attendance time on site.
Portability:
You will need to position the metal tank before the site cabin can be sited above it.

Lifting equipment required.
Logistics:
Site cabin can only be positioned after tank is in place.
Appearance:
Prone to unsightly rust leaving unhygienic impression.
Corrosion:
Prone to corrosion due to rainwater collecting on top of tank and from standing on wet ground (see picture above).

Urine is most corrosive to metal and will eat away at seams or fittings. Repair work is often required between 2-5 years.
Linkability:
A larger, even heavier, separate steel tank may be required.

Often only on customer demand.
Emptying:
Difficult to extract all waste.

Typically 4 x 6" ports for waste inlet and waste removal.
Colours:
Will need repainting to maintain hygienic image.
Materials:
Made from 2-6 mm mild steel.

Often painted.
Repairs:
Metal welding torch. Dark mask required to protect operator from flash burn, UV-light, sparks and heat.
Environmental Impact:
Heavy = larger truck and delivery equipment = higher carbon footprint.
Availability:
Designed and built to order.
Stock-holding:
Designed and built to order.
Consistency:
Variability.
Level Monitoring Device:
Difficult to fit level alarm/telemetry.
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