About Us Here's a little bit about who we are & what we do


We are a small, friendly family business that has been providing septic tank cleaning services to the Manawatu for nearly 30 years.

Septic tank cleaning has been the core to the business and it continues to be, however we do provide other services such as:

  • Water Tank Cleaning
  • Trade waste (grease traps), and
  • Dairy Sump Cleaning.

More recently we have assisted contractors in vaccuming mud created from cable boring as part of the new ultra-fast broadband being installed around New Zealand. With different machinery we also provide water tank cleaning.

All of our work is backed up by our guarantee, which is our personal promise that we will always be on time and do the job right. As an Environment First customer, you'll get:

  • Certified Plumbers and Drainlayers giving professional advice
  • Same Day Service
  • A written Septic Tank Efficiency Report
  • and more...

If you would like to read our full guarantee, it can be found on our Guarantee page.

Please read our TERMS of TRADE

Who We Are

Jarrat Syme Director

Jarrat took over the business from his father Malcolm, in 2010
A year after he returned from his three year OE based in the UK. With his father’s knowledge ringing in his ears the business is going from strength to strength.
Born and raised in the Manawatu, Jarrat assisted his Father with his septic tank business as he grew up, He takes pride in septic tank servicing of Oasis and other brand treatment plants; calling in to properties all over Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Rangitikei.
 

Ben Cleaning a Septic TankBen (Big Ben)

Ben is our vacuum tank operator. He is our service person extraordinaire. Ben has been working for the company for almost 10 years. A family man, originally from Fiji he came to NZ as a professional rugby player 22 years ago,  he definitely calls NZ home now. He loves his job and frequently tells our clients that too!

 

Mandi Bates Administrator (of everything else)

Ben and Mandi

Mandi looks after all the administrative tasks to make sure the boys look good. Previously working as a rural development officer in the agricultural sector, moving into an office based role was a relief. Being the dispatcher, Mandi will ask you a few questions to get the right service to you as soon as possible or at a time that is convenient to you.
Being and import from Christchurch some seven years ago, Mandi might need a bit of assistance from you for your location.