Grease/Grit Interceptor Requirements

Liquid waste from municipal sources includes grit trap waste, grease trap waste, septic tank pumpings, domestic septage, chemical toilet waste, as well as other types of sewage or sludge. These sources can come from a number of industries, including food operations, manufacturing and auto repair or washing facilities.  If your organization falls into this category, it is your responsibility to be aware of proper methods for transporting, processing and disposal of liquid wastes.  Learn more about Liquid Waste Transporter Requirements.

All businesses with grease traps are required by city ordinance to empty their grease trap/interceptor, at a minimum, twice annually to prevent costly sewer overflows. City ordinance also regulates the maintenance and transportation of liquid waste generated from grease or grip traps.

What is a Grease Interceptor?

A grease interceptor, commonly referred to as a grease trap, must be installed on the wastewater discharge of any facility that prepares or severs food. Grease interceptors trap grease generated by the facility to prevent it from entering the city’s wastewater system in order to keep wastewater pipes flowing free and clear of grease build-up.

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