Sludge and latrine emptying

Scheduled emptying of septic tanks, closed tanks and mini sewage treatment plants is carried out once a year, both in holiday homes and permanent houses. Emptying is carried out by the municipality's contractor Nipfrakt.

Emptying of BDT wells is done upon request from the property owner.

The scheduled emptying is done from early spring to October.

Extra sludge emptying?

Contact Sollefteå municipality if you need extra emptying. You can also call Nipfrakt directly.

Nipfrakt contact details:

See prices below (including VAT). Please allow approximately two hours for an additional emptying. Emptying takes place within two days after ordering

Prices for extra emptying
Order type
Regular working hours 07:00 - 16:001075 SEK/h + treatment fee 105 SEK/m3
Outside regular working hours1075 kr/h + treatment fee 105 kr/m3 + 25%
Emergency emptying within 6 hours after order2725 kr/h

Think about it!

  • The road to the house must be passable for the sludge truck. This means that the road must be suitable for a truck and that no branches or twigs hang over the road.
  • Clear the well of grass and bushes so that it is visible, and mark it out with a stick so that it is visible.
  • The distance between the sludge truck parking area and the sludge well should not normally exceed 25 m during collection.
  • For health and safety reasons, manhole covers should be made of lightweight materials such as plastic, fibreglass or sheet metal and should be capable of being opened by one person.
  • The maximum weight of the lid or manhole cover is 35 kg - if it can be pushed aside without being lifted. If the lid needs to be lifted, it should not weigh more than 15 kg.

Colour marking of emptied wells

When the well is emptied, a small "dab" of paint is sprayed on the lid of the sludge trap. The marking is made so that the customer can easily check whether or not emptying has taken place. It can be difficult to see whether the well is emptied or not just by opening the lid and looking down.

After emptying, it is quite normal for water to remain in the well. This water can come from any flushing in the house, from a leak between the well rings or backwater from the infiltration.

Extended collection interval

Read more about the extended collection interval by clicking on the heading "Extended collection interval" in the right-hand column.

What happens to the sludge?

Read about what happens to the sludge by clicking on the heading "What happens to the sludge" in the right-hand column.