Septic Tank Emptying Sligo

Septic Tank Cleaning in Sligo
septic tank emptying in donegal

When is it Time to Clean Your Septic Tank?


The area around your tank may be pooling with water as a result of an overflowing tank


A strong bad odour coming from the area where your tank is


Slow drains – your sink, toilet or bath draining slowly maybe a sign of a clog in the drain or a full septic tank


Similar to slow drainage, your toilet may be struggling or become weak to flush

If any of the above apply to you, please get in touch with our office. We offer efficient & affordable septic tank cleaning in Sligo, Donegal & North Leitrim. 


Regular septic tank cleaning is essential to prevent solids from accumulating and clogging the system. It helps maintain proper functioning, prevents backups, and extends the lifespan of your septic system.

The frequency of septic tank cleaning depends on several factors, such as household size, water usage, and tank size. As a general guideline, it is recommended to clean your septic tank every 2 to 3 years. Consulting professionals such as Donegal Waste & Recycle can help determine the appropriate frequency for your specific situation.

Some common signs that indicate the need for septic tank cleaning include slow drains, gurgling sounds in plumbing fixtures, foul odors around the tank or drain field, sewage backups, and unusually lush or wet areas near the drain field.

It is strongly advised to hire professional septic tank cleaning services. They have the expertise, equipment, and safety measures necessary to perform the task efficiently and safely. Cleaning a septic tank requires specialized knowledge and proper disposal of the waste.

The time required to clean a septic tank can vary depending on factors like tank size, accessibility, and the level of accumulated solids. On average, a thorough cleaning can take a few hours. However, larger or more complex systems may require additional time.

Neglected septic tanks can pose health and environmental risks. Untreated sewage may contaminate groundwater, wells, and nearby water bodies, leading to the spread of diseases and environmental pollution. Regular cleaning and maintenance help mitigate these risks.

During the septic tank cleaning process, a professional technician will pump out the accumulated sludge and scum from the tank using a vacuum truck. They will also inspect the tank and components for any signs of damage or issues that may require attention.

Yes, here are some maintenance tips:

  • Avoid excessive water usage and fix any leaks promptly.
  • Use septic-safe household products and avoid pouring chemicals or non-biodegradable substances down the drains.
  • Do not flush non-biodegradable items like wipes, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.
  • Have regular inspections to catch potential issues early.

Yes. Our team of experienced professionals are available on short notice to assist you promptly. We de-sludge every type of treatment plant including the following: Klargester, Puraflo, Biocycle, Envirocare, and many more. If your don’t see your make on the list, not to worry, just give our office a call and we will be able to assist you further.

Other Services

We have facilities in Donegal Town and Glenties and serve all over Donegal, Sligo & North Leitrim. Donegal Waste & Recycle is one of the top sludge removalists in Donegal. Being a family run business, we believe in quality, commitment and customer satisfaction.


Drain Cleaning/Unblocking

Grease Trap Cleaning

Oil Interceptor Cleaning

Bulk Sludge Removal