Guidance

Disposal of septic tank and cesspool sludge

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can dispose of septic tank and cesspool sludge from domestic dwellings into a suitably permitted sewage treatment works.

Documents

The disposal of septic tank and cesspool sludge from domestic dwellings and arisings from blocked sewers: RPS 007

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Details

This position applies to disposal operations only. If you want to carry out recovery of these sludges within the curtilage of a sewage treatment works, then you must have registered a paragraph T211 exemption.

Published 27 March 2014