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Where Does The Waste Go After It’s Pumped Out?

Have you ever wondered where septic waste goes once it’s been removed by Acme? Our Osteen septic pumping company is here to share! 

If your home has a septic system, you’re probably familiar with the septic pump-out process. Osteen septic pumping is a necessary service for any septic system and helps you avoid:

  • Frequent clogs
  • Pooling water in your yard
  • Odors from septic waste 
  • Damage to your septic system

Septic pumping removes most solid and liquid waste from your septic tank. This waste is removed using commercial equipment, including the pump truck that holds the collected waste. But where does wastewater go after the septic company pulls out of your driveway? Read more to find out!

Wastewater Treatment Facility

Though certain factors, such as availability of facilities, environmental factors, and local regulations, may impact waste disposal methods, most septic waste collected during septic pump-outs is disposed of at a wastewater treatment facility. Here, the waste that has been partially treated by your septic tank undergoes further treatment. Are you curious about what that means, exactly? 

Wastewater treatment facilities:

  • Separate solid and liquid waste
  • Remove organic matter, such as proteins, fats, oils, and carbohydrates
  • Reduce the presence of pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, through disinfection, chlorination, ultraviolet treatment, and ozonation
  • Remove excessive nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, which may threaten the natural environment in large amounts
  • Remove chemical contaminants such as heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and household chemicals 

In short, the septic waste that is removed from your septic tank during a pump-out undergoes far more than people may realize. The treatment process in wastewater treatment facilities allows any residual wastewater to be redistributed into the environment with a level of purity that will not harm the natural environment, the human population, or wildlife.  


After wastewater treatment facilities, landfills are the most commonly used sites for septic waste disposal. Although these landfills are often the same as those where other types of waste are disposed of, septic waste is carefully evaluated before it is considered acceptable for disposal in municipal solid waste landfills. 

Even though septic waste undergoes extensive treatment before going to the landfill, the fact that anything that runs through our septic systems is eventually redistributed into the earth is a great reason to always watch what you flush down the toilet and wash down the drains in your sink. 

Certain chemicals, fats, oils, grease, and non-biodegradable objects are harmful not only to your septic system, but also to the environment.  

Injection Wells

An injection well is a natural site where treated wastewater is distributed after treatment. The EPA describes injection wells as “porous geologic formations,” often made of sandstone or limestone. 

While it may seem concerning that septic waste is being redistributed into the ground, local and federal wastewater authorities regulate this process to ensure the safety of wildlife and the public. 

Incineration Facilities

Incineration facilities use industrial furnaces to destroy bacteria and pathogens in septic waste. Any ash that remains following the incineration process may require disposal at a hazardous waste facility. 

Of any method used for septic waste disposal, incineration is one of the least commonly used. Incineration facilities are less common because there is a concern that unsafe levels of contaminants may be released into the surrounding environment via airborne emissions. To avoid increasing the likelihood of increased air pollution, incineration facilities are only used when there are few or no other options available for septic waste disposal. 

Keep Your Septic System And Environment Healthy with Acme Osteen septic pumping

Whether your septic waste will be taken to a wastewater treatment facility, landfill, or some other designated waste disposal site, it’s always important to practice healthy septic care habits between appointments. Being mindful of how you treat your septic system and keeping a regular maintenance schedule will benefit the environment and your septic system at the same time. 

Don’t miss out on  regular pump-outs with our Osteen septic pumping company. To make septic care even more stress-free, we offer automated appointment reminders you may receive via email or text message. 

How Else Does Acme Help With Waste Removal? 

Our Osteen septic pumping company doesn’t only specialize in septic waste removal. We also provide dump truck services for anything else you may need assistance with. Home improvement project? Commercial landscaping? We’ve got it handled. 

If you’re wondering what your job may cost, plan ahead with our pricing estimator. Once you’re ready, give Acme a call to simplify any of your commercial or residential projects

Watch Septic Waste Disappear With Acme 

All of our septic technicians are trained and certified to deliver waste removal services that adhere to environmental and municipal regulations. 

Contact us for Osteen septic pumping, maintenance, or installation today! 

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