What Are the Three Main Types of Drilling Muds? machine carrying out Rock and stone drilling in a building site

Here at AA Turner Tankers, we’re involved in a wide range of liquid waste management activities for commercial and residential customers across large parts of Essex and Suffolk. One of the lesser-known things we do is handle the waste that results from using muds and fluids in drilling activities. In this article, we’re going to…

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How AA Turner Tankers Helps Turn Food Waste Into Power mass food waste

The effects of climate change mean that it’s increasingly important that we make greater use of renewable energy sources that don’t pump huge amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. But did you know that some of the waste we generate in our everyday lives is actually playing a key role in…

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The Difference Between Septic Tank Soakaways & Drainage Fields Aerial photo of farmland geography

It’s easy to get confused when trying to understand the rules and regulations surrounding the dispersal of sewage effluent from a septic tank. That’s partly because the terms ‘soakaway’ and ‘drainage field’ are still being used almost interchangeably in many places, despite new laws introduced in 2020 that make it very clear what each is…

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A Guide to Draining Your Swimming Pool Close-up Blue Pool Water

Emptying a swimming pool is not like emptying the bath. You’re dealing with a substantial amount of water – the average pool might contain some 60,000 litres – that can’t just be released into the drainage system in one go.  And if that water has been in the pool for a number of years, it will…

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A Complete Guide to Liquid Food Waste Recycling

One of the major services available through AA Turner Tankers is the management of liquid food waste for domestic and commercial customers in Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.  This month, we’re taking a closer look at some of the issues surrounding liquid food waste: what it is, what happens to it and why…

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UK Septic Tank Regulations 2023 A black septic tank halfway buried in dirt outside

If you have or need to install a septic tank at your property, or if you’re buying or selling a house with a septic tank, it is important that you are fully aware of all the legislation you’ll need to comply with. After all, septic tanks are designed to treat sewage, with a real potential…

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The Importance of Liquid Waste Management graphic of hazardous waste being poured into the sea

How we manage our waste really matters. We’re all now aware of the importance of reusing and recycling what we can, both to prevent too much waste from going into landfill sites and to avoid the damage to the planet caused by creating new materials when there already exist perfectly usable alternatives. But what about…

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AA Turner sponsors Old Saints United Football team old saints football club team photo

AA Turner Tankers is proud to sponsor Old Saints United, a local football team playing in the Colchester & District Sunday League. On Sunday 9 October, the team played in the first round of the Essex Cup, wearing their new away kit for the first time complete with our logo emblazoned across the front.  And…

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The Strangest Things Found in Drains and Sewers

Blockages in our drains and sewers are, unfortunately, an all too common occurrence. Usually, the culprits are the same old things: accumulations of hardened cooking oils and fats, piles of earth that has dropped through a collapsed drain, and hair.  We’ve also become familiar with the dreaded ‘fatberg’ over recent years, formed of that aforementioned…

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Types of Hazardous Liquid Waste

Disposing of certain kinds of liquid waste requires a licensed and specialised carrier to make sure that the waste in question is disposed of in a safe manner that complies with all the necessary environmental regulations. Put simply, when it comes to hazardous liquid waste, you can’t just empty it down the drain, drop it…

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