Grease Trap

Grease trap installation

The Board of Health may at any time require the installation and/or relocation of an internal grease trap, as it may deem necessary to maintain any particular building sewer

pipe, any lateral pipe, or sewer main pipe free from obstructions caused by grease or oil emanating from a food establishment. 

Food establishment or related business

In every case where a food establishment is preparing or selling food, or other business in which grease is a by-product of production, a suitable internal or external grease 

 trap conforming to applicable building and plumbing codes must be installed. 

New or remodeled food establishments

New or remodeled establishments that prepare food with a seating capacity in excess of 150 seats must install an external grease trap with a 1500 gallon capacity. 

Grease trap maintenance

Internal grease traps must be cleaned monthly. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis as determined by the Board of Health. Internal grease traps must be cleaned

by the owner, operator, or permitted Offal Hauler, external grease traps must be pumped by a permitted Offal Hauler every six months. Service records must be maintained on a monthly

 basis in a binder readily accessible to Board of Health inspectors and agents. 

Waste grease and oil storage and removal

Waste grease oil shall not be disposed by the sanitary sewer. All waste oil and grease must be collected in an appropriate container provided by an approved vendor, stored in

an approved location on premise. The container must be stored on an impervious surface such as concrete or pavement. Containers must be capable of being sealed to prevent entry of

precipitation or stored in a sheltered area. All waste and grease oil shall be removed by a Permitted Offal Hauler; said material should be removed from the premises monthly. While being

 stored all grease containers and surrounding areas must be kept in a sanitary condition at all times.