Commercial Services

Got a big project?

Northland Environmental moves millions of gallons of commercial liquid, and we can do it for you too. We also offer services specializing in cluster systems, developments, and pre-treatment technologies. Businesses and projects of all types fall in our prerogative, including restaurants, resorts, car washes, waste-water ponds, storm-water ponds, storm-catch basin, airport services, flammable waste traps, dust control, industrial projects, or any other non-hazardous liquid hauling needs. If you don’t see your needs in this list, call us anyway. We like to think we can handle just about anything. Through it all, though, the safety of our customers and our crew is our primary concern. We strictly adhere to the MPCA safety standards for all of our Minnesota commercial liquid-waste disposal jobs.


What is commercial waste?

  •     Holding tanks belonging to a commercial facility.
  •     A holding tank that does not look or smell like domestic septage.
  •     Waste that must be evaluated and tested.


Commercial waste can be divided into two categories: industrial or hazardous. Hazardous waste must be handled by a licensed transporter. Industrial waste must be hauled to a wastewater treatment plant, and any sand/dirt/earthworks may be hauled to a landfill.


Because of the materials involved, land application is not an option for most commercial waste. Waste must be sampled each time the tank is pumped, with laboratory testing fees averaging $500.00 per event. Flammable waste traps must have oil removed before pumping. All land application must be performed by a licensed Type IV contractor. The Notification to Land Apply form must be completed by the generator and sent to the MPCA. 

Who is affected?

  •     Commercial shops
  •     Manufacturing plants
  •     Photo shops
  •     Auto repair
  •     Beauty shops
  •     Clinics
  •     Car washes
  •     Mortuaries
  •     Animal slaughtering

For more information, please fill out the form on the Contact Us page. 


This is the septic maintenance people you want. These men are highly trained and knowledgeable in every aspect of taking care of our sewer systems. We had our sewer pumped by Lee a few weeks ago, and I didn’t think there was a more courteous, super-hard-working person out there yet. Also knowledgeable about every aspect of sewers. He worked so hard on our sewer [at] my folk’s place before they passed on, and [I] don’t think it ever got pumped. It was scary to see it so full of hard sludge and that had to be broke down to get the job done; with every care, Lee got the job done. We sure can appreciate a person that goes the extra mile and got the job done the right way!! Thanks, Lee and Northland for having a hard-working group of people working for you!!! We now have a permanent company to take care of our sewer. Thanks again!!

— Debbie Vian

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Northland Septic Maintenance Inc.
4207 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435

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