Elsan® Tipping Point

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Elsan Tipping Point
Product Description:

Toilet waste tipping... made easy. This purpose built add-on is the ideal solution to promote the easy, spill-free disposal of toilet waste from cartridge-type toilets into a suitable receiving tank, all from a convenient height.

Placed next to a suitable waste tank, it will be crystal clear to customers where they should tip their waste from camp; caravan and boat toilets; catering outlets and at municipal waste tips, avoiding all the normal uncertainty...and splashes!

Find out how the Elsan® Tipping Point can help your business.

Technical Data

Please note: tank sizes quoted are subject to a +/-3% variation.

Height (Including handle)

Body (tipping) Height

Outer Diameter

Internal / Chute Diameter

Total Weight*

1070mm / 3'5"

1000mm / 3'3"

550mm / 1'8"

450mm / 1'5"

17.1kgs / 37.7lbs

* Do not lift with liquid contents on board

Product Information

Why Plastic?

Plastic Flat Tanks will not corrode - no matter how long they are in use. Unsightly rust is a thing of the past
Plastic Flat Tanks are much lighter than steel tanks (110 kgs compared with 420 kgs for a 500 gallon tank)
With its lower weight, using a Flat Tank will actually reduce your costs: less fuel, smaller truck, lower cost of lifting equipment and labour
Plastic Flat Tanks reduce environmental impact: we use recycled material and help you reduce fuel use
Deliver and position Plastic Flat Tanks with far less effort, heavy equipment and expense than steel tanks
Plastic Flat Tanks are easy to clean and maintain a hygienic image

Technical Advantages

Large 12" waste access hatches (one either end) make for easier waste emptying and allow easy cleansing and sanitising after use
5" waste inlet ports allow easy connection to standard 4” waste outlets from toilets / showers / canteens etc.
All access points are supplied with screw on lids
Built in lifting handles and sling points
Non-removable, high contrast guidance instructions, date of manufacture and individual serial number
Upper surfaces are ribbed for strength and sloped so that rainwater will not collect
Increase volume by connecting several tanks together using our simple Linking Kits
Linkable in two directions (side by side in 'portrait' mode; nose to tail in 'landscape' mode)
Stackable (for transport and storage, when empty), rust-free and hygienic - flexibility is guaranteed
Not designed to be moved, lifted or stacked with liquid content on board
Standard, stock colour is grey but tanks can be produced in many colours, so why not match your corporate ID?
In the past years we've also produced Tuff Tanks in blue, black, yellow, red, orange and green
Modest, minimum order quantities may be applicable for a truly unusual colour: just ask us
Fleet numbers required? No problem: we can supply customised plates
Minimal spares requirement: and those spares you may require, we hold ex-stock


Construction sites
Campsite / pleasure boat toilet waste tipping points
Wherever there is no mains sewer connection

When and Why to Use


Our plastic, above ground effluent tanks will be suitable for some glamping applications and sites, but not all, we accept that. Our flat, slide under, low environmental impact tanks will be perfect for a range of applications where:

the glamping pod is nowhere near a mains sewer
you have planning permission for short-term use only
you have units built off the ground (e.g. shepherd’s huts) and you envisage occasionally moving
you will not be able to install underground septic tanks
you need to capture chemical toilet waste

Our robust, plastic effluent tanks solve many issues when capturing liquid waste: they are an excellent off grid solution.

Lifespan and Repairs

The oldest tanks we have supplied date back to 2010 and are still going strong. The product is rotationally moulded as a one-piece construction from UV-stabilised medium density polyethylene (MDPE) in a ribbed design for added strength. MDPE is particularly suitable for this application as it copes with temperature fluctuations, absorbs knocks, does not absorb smell from the (waste) contents and is easily cleaned. Repairs are rarely needed, but in the unfortunate event of damage, most repairs are readily carried out with a plastic welding tool, similar to a soldering iron.

Smells and Waste Levels


We supply a range of products ideal for large plastic or effluent tanks.

Recirc HD2 Clear, for example, is an all-round sanitiser and maintenance liquid additive, which kills bacteria, removes residues and cleanses the insides of tanks to reduce / eradicate unpleasant odours.  This formaldehyde-free product has a pleasant berry perfume and is used in low concentrations (2-5 litres) as the tank is being used and/or as part of your yearly maintenance schedule, in a higher concentration (10 litres)

For a different solution, we also supply a breather kit which creates a flue effect and pulls air from the tank at a 3m height.

To control the waste tipped into holding tanks from portable, chemical toilets we offer an Elsan® Tipping Point
Waste levels can be controlled by visual check or by using a level alarm such as our Apollo Alarm

Septic Tanks or Main Sewage


Holiday parks specifically purpose-designed and/or glamping sites near to a mains sewer will readily be able to connect up to the waste outlets from glamping units. Septic tanks can be installed as an alternative solution but you will need to consult and apply for planning permission and be ready for groundworks, soakaway to a drain field (for which a “percolation test will be required) and ongoing maintenance charges.

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