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 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 looks very good. He said the Honey Monster’s compaction zone is even performing better than the compactors in the treatment plant’s headworks.

This photo shows the inlet connection on the right, as well as the rock trap and Muffin Monster grinder. The grinder breaks open solids so the Honey Monster’s washing system can clean thoroughly clean captured solids. Also shown in the background is the MonsterTrack billing controller – this controller provides security and stores data on each and every load. (credit: Paul Cockrell)

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.

To learn more about the Honey Monster septage receiving system please contact your local JWC sales rep.

This is the Honey Monster’s main screening tank where solids are captured on a perforated screen with 1/4″ (6mm) circular openings. The auger conveys the solids out of the tank, compacts and dewaters them and then drops them into the dumpster ready for landfill disposal. The screened septage then safely flows into the plant through the outlet pipeline show in front (credit: John Martinez)