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Car Wash Sludge Removal

Consider this; when’s the last time you took your car through a car wash? Chances are, it wasn’t too long ago. However, once the soap cuts through the grime, where does all that soap and dirt go?

As the owner or operator of a car wash, you probably know that the car wash wastewater ends up in what is known as a super trap. All car washes are required to have one of these super traps beneath ground to catch all of the solids and sludge that accumulate. The typical super trap will contain anywhere from 1000 to 1500 gallons of car wash sludge, and all that sludge needs to go somewhere!

How frequently this car wash waste sludge needs to be emptied depends upon the amount of sludge that accumulates and the volume of vehicles that are cleaned. Failing to dispose of this car wash waste can result in the sludge entering the car wash’s discharge pipes, putting your car wash in direct violation of municipal sanitary discharge limitations! Protect yourself from liability and choose Progressive Environmental Services for removal of your car wash wastes.

Whenever cleaning is deemed necessary, Progressive Environmental Services sends in one of our over 100 vacuum trucks to empty the car wash trap. Removing the car wash waste generally can take up to several hours, during which the car wash can continue to operate! For more information on Progressive Environmental Services’ car wash sludge removal service, call (800) 323-9785 Ext.8819 or visit the Contact page.