City ordinance requires weekly cleaning for grease traps and quarterly pumping of interceptor tanks at a minimum. Traps may be cleaned by restaurant employees or others. Interceptors must be cleaned by authorized contractors. Frequently skimming oil and grease from traps saves time and money, and reduces the risk of odors, drain clogs and violations. More than 25 percent buildup of solids and scum layers in a trap or interceptor is a violation of city policy.
Traps (inside) and interceptors (outside) are limited in the amount of grease they hold. More than 25 percent buildup of solids and scum layers in a trap or interceptor is a violation of city policy. The accumulated grease must be disposed of properly. Here is a partial list of companies that pump out and/or recycle your grease trap/interceptor waste.*
*This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. The City makes no recommendations regarding private firms providing fats, oils, and grease (FOG) removal and recycling services.