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Have You Seen Our New Green Tanker?

6th November 2019

Have You Seen Our New Green Tanker?

Have You Seen Our New Green Tanker?

Covering the streets of Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford and all surrounding areas.

Yes, that's right. You saw it here first! The new green tanker has arrived back with us at Metro Rod West Yorkshire. Last week, South Yorkshire let us borrow their brand new green tanker whilst ours was away having its makeover.

West Yorkshire Borrows Tanker

From Left to Right: Kieran (South Yorkshire Tanker Driver), Karl (West Yorkshire Tanker Driver), Tankerbelle (South Yorkshires Tanker).

We'd like to say congratulations to Kieran for recently passing his LGV Theory test! We're sure you'll be on the roads driving Tankerbelle before we know it!

Now our green clean tanker machine is back with us ready to take on all your tanker needs. Whether it's flood relief, cleaning road gullies, providing jetting to larger sewers and areas that are remote from water. Our powerful tanker can be used to empty and clear any area within your drainage system in which water waste or other debris may collect. Our highly trained engineers are provided with the highest quality equipment enabling us to provide the ideal solution for a range of services including: kitchen grease trap services, cleaning interceptors, emptying septic tanks, industrial and residential tank cleaning and road gullies maintenance.



Dave Carter, Director of Metro Rod West Yorkshire said:

"We're very excited to get him back on the road and I'm sure our experienced tanker driver [Karl] is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel. We deliver both planned and reactive tanker services, including emergency spill response, responding effectively and efficiently and prevention of pollution incidents. The tanker services we provide meet all legislative requirements for waste disposal and we are ISO14001 accredited. This means we are maintaining high environmental standards, so you can rest assured that all waste will be disposed of appropriately. #TheFutureIsGreen."

Previously we mentioned that our tankers are great for emptying septic tanks. Do you know what a septic tank is? Septic tanks are a simple onsite sewage management facility. An underground chamber that uses anaerobic processes, settling and reducing solids and organics. Once wastewater is treat by such processes, it is then discharged to ground via a correctly constructed drainage field. This does not include a soakaway put, crate or tunnel or Ezy Drain as these are not allowed for septic effluent disposal.

Septic Tank Metro Rod WY

Example of a Septic Tank Management System

Do you have a septic tank? If so, do you and your septic tank management meet the requirements of the new septic tank emptying regulations that will come into force on the 1st January 2020?

The General Binding Rules have been put in place to protect surface water resources (e.g. rivers, streams etc.) from pollution caused by septic tanks and other small-scale sewage treatment plants.

It’s imperative that you’re aware of changing legislation, if you have a septic tank that discharges directly into a watercourse such as a river, stream, canals, ditches, surface water drains or any other type of watercourse then it must be replaced or upgraded by 2020. Your septic tank must meet the new standards:

  • Replacing – must use a sewage treatment plant with a full BS EN 12566-3 Certification
  • Redirected – discharge to a watercourse must be stopped and diverted to a drain field that is constructed to the British Standard BS6297 2007.
  • Be CE marked.
  • Documentation proving your tank has a British Standard Certificate of compliance.
  • Be on the British Water list of approved equipment for BS EN 12566-1.

Whichever system you choose, yearly checks are recommended to ensure ongoing optimum performance, we offer maintenance contracts as well as installation services.


Ideally located, Metro Rod West Yorkshire can cover properties over Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield and surrounding areas.

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