What is a Grease Trap?
A grease trap is a holding tank designed to stop grease and solids from entering wastewater disposal systems, by separating the fats and grease from water.
Fats, oils, and grease accumulate over time, meaning your grease trap will require regular servicing and maintenance.
Any business that cooks or serves hot food is required, by the Water Corporation to have a grease trap, all wastewater from food preparation areas, floor wastes, kitchen sinks, and dishwashers are legally required in WA to flow directly into the grease trap.
Types of Grease Traps
The type of grease trap required by your business depends on their use and location. They come in the following options;
- Concrete or plastic
- Trafficable lids (motor vehicles) or non-trafficable lids (foot traffic)
- Above or below floor installations
What size (capacity) grease trap will my business need?
550L Grease Trap Installation
Food Preparation Area
Water Corporation deemed food preparation had inadequate pre-treatment in the meal preparation area. They issued requirement to customer for an approved grease arrestor with the minimum required size indicated. Install to be in line with the Water Corporation Trade Waste Permit subject to Trade Waste Acceptance Criteria.DOWNLOAD MANUAL
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