Portable toilets and winter

Can you Stop the Water in a Portable Toilet from freezing?

You have hired a portable toilet or even gone and bought one yourself a portable toilet. You’re probably worried about the coming water and what it will do to the toilet.

Some people will tell you to pour some antifreeze in the waste tank to stop it from freezing.This will help stop it freezing up to a point, but this will also mean that instead of the waste water just being normal sewage waste, it will have to be treated as chemical waste, which could incur a further charge as it is different waste water and will need to be disposed of differently.

The best way to prevent the waste water in a portable toilet from freezing is to use salt as this will lower the freezing temperature of the waste water inside your portable toilet. But you can’t stop water from freezing so don’t be too upset if the water freezes salt and antifreeze only lowers the freezing temperature.

You should be able to ask your portable toilet supplier for advice, or ask them to come out and put some salt in the waste tank.

After searching the internet I came across this YouTube video of portable toilet pranks and thought as it’s coming up to Christmas why not.


Portable Toilet Hire!!!

Needs A Portable Toilet?

If you require a portable toilet for an event or construction site then trust Tardis Environmental to provide the best service you will ever have.

We supply Portable Event Toilets for festivals, car events, air shows, running events and even house parties. No matter what kind of event you have you can be sure that Tardis will provide the right service for you.

Planning a Wedding?

Need some Luxury Portable toilets for your wedding. Then call or visit our website for more information. If you can’t find the answer to your question from our website then give one of our friendly Hire staff a call, who will be able to assist you further.

Need to cut queues down?

We have 4 bay and 6 bay urinals for hire; this will help cut queuing, which in turn will make your customers happier.

Need baby changing faculties along with Disabled toilets?

Don’t worry, we have disabled toilet for hire that can also be fitted to include baby changing faculties at your request.

Want a portable toilet that plumbs into the mains?

No problem, Tardis can provide a Main portable toilet that will connect to the main sewage pipe. We can also provide a fitter if you don’t know how to fit it yourself or don’t have the correct equipment.

Want a Portable loo for your construction site?

We can provide a Coldwash or Hotwash portable toilet. The Hotwash will need to be connected mains electricity. Both Hotwash and Coldwash will have a washbasin that is HSE compliant.

Nearly forgot. We also do portable shower units as well. The Shower units will need a mains power supply.

Visit our portable toilet page and download a spec sheet on all the portable units we do.

Cesspool or Septic Tank?

What the difference between a Cesspool and Septic tank?

Well to tell the truth there’s not a lot  of difference between a cesspit/cesspool or septic tank. They both hold sewage or wet waste and both need to be emptied on a regular basis.

The only difference is a septic tank is buried under ground and sealed by a hatch and slowly separates the waste water into three layers and then release the waste water layer through some perforated pipes that will then soak into the groundwater level.

A Cesspit or Cesspool is basically made from loose brick or stone, which is dug into the ground, the normal size of a cesspool is around 1 metre in diameter and approximately 2-3 metres deep. They would also leak waste water back into the groundwater. Back in the 16th century cesspits were cleaned only at night to avoid annoying the public with the smell.

This is why septic tanks are mainly used for domestic and commercial wet waste.

Here at Tardis Environmental we can empty both Cesspit/Cesspool and Septic tanks, with our vacuum tanker fleet and highly trained tanker drivers. With Nationwide Coverage and a 24hr Emergency callout you can be sure that Tardis will get the job done.

New Water Tank for Tardis

Meet our new Water tank to the Tardis Family

Tardis New Water Tank

We have just acquired a new Water Tank with a trailer. As you can see it was very dirty, when we first received delivery of our water tank.

Water Tank Tardis

It will now go through a Tardis Makeover and be repainted in our colours.

Rear Water Tank TardisNew Water Tank Tardis


And here we are our new Trailered tank ready to deliver bulk water to one of our luckily customers.

The new mobile tank has a massive 18,000 litre capacity to deliver fresh water to any site. You can Hire the mobile tank for as long as you want and have it refilled whenever wherever you want (Additional cost for every time it needs a refill apply).

So if you need bulk water delivered to your site or event then you can count on Tardis Environmental to get the job done.

Give Tardis a call today and speak to the experts on any of our services. Freephone 0800 731 0589.

Septic Tank Emptying

Why Should I have my Septic tank Emptied?

This is the one Question we get asked the most and the best answer I can give you is to have your septic tank emptied once a year by a trained professional. Why should you have it emptied every year? this is to prolong the life of your septic tank.

How much can your tankers carry?

We have a wide range of vacuum tankers from our 18ton which can carry up to 2000 gallons of liquid waste, our most common tanker the 26ton which has a capacity to carry 3000 gallons, if that’s too small then you could have our 32ton, which can carry up to 4000 gallons and finally our flagship the 44ton artic tanker which will take wet waste up to 6000 gallons.

What Length hose do your tankers carry?

Our tankers normally or should carry 40 metres of hose, but when I spoke to the drivers they all pretty much said they carry 60 metres. But if you feel you need more than 40 metres then please ask us to bring more. The max hose we can carry is 100 metres.

What is the max depth your tankers can vacuum from?

The max depth our tankers can vacuum from is 6 metres this is around 20 feet.

Whatever the Service you can be sure that Tardis will complete the service in a friendly and professional manner from start to finish.

We deal with all manner of septic tank services and any wet waste service you require.


Crane Falls in Septic Tank!!!

Police and fire-fighters where call out to Walton Road residence on Friday afternoon after a crane working on a tree removal project tipped over on its side, narrowly missing the home and residence.

Thankfully No one was injured in the accident, the accident occurred after 1 p.m. at a home on Walton Road, according to Police Chief who answered the call.

An investigation into what had showed the crane tipped over because one of its stabilizers had been placed on an in-ground septic tank.

Apparently the stabilizers on the truck punched right through the septic tank, which caused the crane to tip.

The smell of the ruptured septic tank system was pretty evident when police and fire fighters arrived at the scene.

Dan Hurley, owner of the Crane Company, said the truck had remained on the spot all day until the stabilizer punched through the septic. Hurley said crews had only one tree left to remove when the truck tipped.

“I wasn’t aware we were sitting on a septic tank,” he said. “It wasn’t marked on the paperwork.”

White said fire-fighters were on scene to make sure no hydraulic fluid spilled from the truck.

Another crane had to be brought in to help right the original crane back into position.

Need a Septic tank Emptying service then let one of our expert vacuum tanker driver’s help with their years of experience on wet waste removal and disposal?

The Hoff having a read in a Portable Toilet!!!

The Former Baywatch star David Hasslhoff is caught short on a portable Toilet backstage at the MTV EMAs.

Many of the stars backstage that had attended the MTV Europe Music Awards would have been drinking expensive champagne and enjoying the canapés on offer from MTV.


But David Hasslhoff, now 60 had different ideas at the glamorous event in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday night.

The star opted for some alone time and decided to hid away from all the rustle and bustle by taking a magazine to the nearest Portable toilet.

Emergency pit stop: David stopped at a Portable toilet that was backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday where he was an official roving reporter at the event

The American actor and singer best known for Bay Watch and Knight Rider and sung a song called jump in my car (which I Love), who is also treasured by the German public, was asked to be an official roving reporter behind the scenes at the MTV ceremony.

David chose to spend the night taking unusual photographs of himself his fellow celebrities.

David looked the part by adding a touch of glamour to his outfit with a pink silk top which made him stand out from the crowd.

He teamed the top with a pair of black jeans while he wore a pair of black and white snakeskin shoes on his feet.

Even Celebrities need to use an Portable toilet, At Tardis we are experts in event and construction portable toilets, so for a HASSLE free service visit our website or give one our friendly  sales team a call on 0800 731 0589 for a quote today.

Dog Falls into Septic Tank!!!

A Dog Let it’s Curiosity get the better of it, as the dog fell down into a septic tank on Tuesday In Palm Beach County.

The dog’s name was Shelly, the 11-year-old Delray Beach family’s pointer, stirred up the neighbourhood on election night when the 96-pound pooch fell into an open septic tank and prompted a rescue by Delray Beach Fire Rescue and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Video of dog being Winched out of septic tank

The Septic tank hatch was left open because it was being repaired by a septic tank operator. Luckily most of the wet waste was sucked out before Shelly fell into the tank.

When the family found their beloved pooch, Shelly was sitting in feces, 6 feet below ground.

Rescue crews arrived a short time later. It was unclear if Shelley was hurt.

Crews quickly donned on their high Vis yellow protective suits, orange boots and a harness.

Emergency workers set up a tripod and winch system, which is typically used to rescue dogs. A worker descended into the tank and wrapped Shelley’s body in the harness, then attached it to the tripod.

Another worker manned a crank from above and hauled Shelly out of the hole.

Luckily Shelly appeared unharmed.

Tardis Have just employed a new Health and Safety Manager so accidents like this don’t occur when we perform a septic tank Emptying service




Get Involved Police Elections!!!

Police Election 15th November.

On the 15th November something special will be happening to England and Wales.


We will have the opportunity to choose our own Police Commissioner.  Visit http://www.policeelections.com for all the information you will need on what the candidate will offer in your postcode.

This will be the first time ever the general public will elect a police crime commissioner who will be responsible for how crime is tackled in their area of coverage.

The Elected Police Crime Commissioner will aim to cut crime and deliver a efficient and effective service within their police force area

The first ever PCC elections will take place on 15 November 2012 to elect a PCC for each police force area in England and Wales outside London.

Everyone registered to vote in the police force area will be able to vote.

Tardis Environmental will be getting involved by supplying Portable Toilets for Coventry, Stoke, Bromsgrove, Redditch and or own local area of Walsall.

If you need Portable toilets for any Event then give us a call on 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our friendly portable toilet experts.  Or visit our portable toilet Webpage.

Toilet facts you may not have known!

Here are some facts on toilets that I have found on the internet, some funny and some a little gross.

Here are the facts:

  1. The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency.
  2. Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshener.
  3. Hermann Goering refused to use regulation toilet paper – instead he bought soft white handkerchiefs in bulk and used them
  4. Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front
  5. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760
  6. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet
  7. The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest)
  8. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India.
  9. The Roman army didn’t have toilet paper so they used a water soaked sponge on the end of a stick instead!
  10. The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl half time than at any time during the year in America.
  11. 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy doses of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogenic, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.
  12. The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.
  13. While he didn’t invent the toilet, Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today. He was born in the village of Thorne – which is an anagram of throne.
  14. In a 1992 survey, British public toilets were voted the worst in the world. Following quickly behind were Thailand, Greece, and France.

If you can find any more or think any of these are wrong then please leave a comment and I will investigate further.

But in the meantime if you need a portable toilet for hire or just need a portable toilet to be serviced then please gives us a call and speak to one of friendly sales team who will give you a quote and any advice that you may require. Free phone 0800 731 0589