Tank Removal FAQs

Tank removal Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much does it cost to remove an underground oil tank?
    Costs in the uk can vary, but on average, they will range from £450.00 UP-TO £ 6,000 in the commercial sector and domestically with an average of £700. The cost for a small project is as low as £375, while larger projects may cost as much as £900.
  2. How do you dispose of fuel tanks?
    Both plastic and metal tanks need to be gas free before they can be disposed of at recycling centres. Oil tanks can be very large and will potentially need to be cut up in to different sections, in order to be transported by a registered waste company.
  3. How do you dispose of plastic oil tanks?
    Plastic Oil tanks still require the same process as a steel tank. They are still required to be gas free before they can be moved. Once cleaned properly they are transported to a licensed facility to be recycled to help the environment.
  4. Should I remove my underground oil tank?
    Any tank that’s underground needs to be made safe, whether it’s full or empty. Under the current guidelines tanks cannot just be left. They have to be made safe with either concrete filling or removed from the ground. Find out more by visiting this page: https://www.biocleanjetting.co.uk/tank-removal-and-decommissioning/#solid-filled
  5. Can I remove my own oil tank?
    The short answer is a residing No! Heating oil is a flammable chemical, and if anything happened due to neglectful practice, you would not be covered on your property insurance. You also need to be a registered waste disposal carrier to remove and transport on public highways. Always use a qualified contractor to carry out this work, Bio Clean Jetting can legally and efficiently remove and destroy your storage tank.
  6. How long do underground fuel tanks last?
    Depending how thick the tank is it can be as long as 40-50 years.
  7. How much does it cost to replace an underground oil tank?
    An average cost in today’s market would be approximately £10,000 – £15,000
  8. How long does it take to remove an oil tank?
    Most underground tanks can be removed within two days but depending on any other factors which may cause problems, it can be as many as 4 days (and sometimes longer).
  9. How deep are oil tanks buried?
    Average depth of a underground tank is roughly 1.5 – 2 meters

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