How to Dispose of a Septic Tank. Many people have decided to abandon their old septic systems and tanks and get tied into the public sewer system in their area. This decision leaves homeowners with unused septic tanks on their property. Although septic tanks are buried underground, the longer an empty tank sits, the higher the chance of the tank collapsing making it a safety hazard. Removal of septic tanks must be done by professional septic tank removal companies. Read on to learn more.
Locate your septic tank. If you do not already know where your septic tank is, you may need to schedule an appointment with a professional. Once you find your tank, make sure you mark its location in your yard.
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Empty your septic tank of all waste materials. This should be done by a professional septic tank pumping company.
Find a local septic tank removal company. This may or may not be the same company that you use to pump your tank. Look in your local phone book or online to find companies that specialize in removal of old septic tanks.
Schedule a consultation for removal of your septic tank. Based on a professional's opinion of whether removal is necessary, you can decide either to fill in your tank according to your state or county's code, or have a professional remove the tank.
Talk to more than one septic tank removal company. Not only may different companies have different rates, but some companies offer much more information about your situation, which allows you to make a more informed decision about removal.