Honey Monster Helps Arizona Town Safely Handle Septic Tank Waste

The Honey Monster’s patented compactor produces incredibly clean and dewatered discharged screenings, particularly considering this solid waste was once in septage and Vactor trucks.

In this beautiful Arizona desert town, the local wastewater treatment plant uses a Honey Monster septage receiving system to grind, screen and track the septage waste hauled into the plant every day. It’s the Monster’s job to protect this plant from harmful rags, rocks and debris.

Averaging 80,000 – 100,000 gallons per day of septage and Vactor truck waste, the treatment plant needed a rugged system to screen out rocks, sand, rags, sticks and other debris typically found in septage.

After two years of full-time operation, the Honey Monster is still performing just fine according to the plant manager. He really likes the clean compact discharged screenings which look very good. He said the Honey Monster’s compaction zone is even performing better than the compactors in the treatment plant’s headworks.

Somewhere between 3 and 5 trucks discharge into the Honey Monster each day – including Vactor truck waste which tends to be thick with heavy solids. The integrated MonsterTrack billing controller tracks the hauler,  total number of gallons and the type of waste. The driver receives a printed receipt. This information is then downloaded and sent to the billing office.