Grease traps: why emergency services cost much more than scheduled
Grease traps: whenever we take a booking for a grease trap service, one of the first questions we usually head is “how soon can you pump it out”. In most states and metro regions, the local water authority will regulate your business and grease trap to stipulate a frequency for pump outs and then monitor that they have occurred in line with this timetable. When a service is booked in line with schedules – the pricing is as per our online waste portal and on a cent per litre basis – you can check our our services and prices by pressing the blue button below:
rease trap cleaning in varying metro regions here.
Grease traps – what is a scheduled service
A scheduled service is on a set time scale – set by the relevant water authority reflecting the size of grease trap and also the type of business operated.
In our article on grease trap price – we run through the key determinants of cost for grease trap services.
Waster offers grease trap servicing on a simple pricing model – servicing is on a cent per litre basis. For example, in Sydney servicing is performed at $0.20 per litre plus GST. Minimum volumes of 1000 litres apply for this pricing (contact us if your grease trap volume is smaller than this). There are no additional charges.
Thus if your business has a 3000 litre grease trap – the total price for a grease trap cleaning service would be $600.00 plus GST i.e. 3000 times $0.20. There are no additional costs involved. If your business is scheduled to have collections 4 times a year (every 13 weeks) the annual cost would thus be $2,400.00 plus GST.
Grease traps – why do short notice or emergency services cost significantly more
Emergency grease trap cleaning is significantly more expensive as other customers need to be rescheduled slightly to make room in a busy schedule to perform your service.
Most grease trap trucks will be fully booked for days or weeks in advance and an emergency pump out – particularly if the trap is overflowing etc could take valuable hours from a trucks schedule.
Our advice is to always try to avoid an emergency grease traps service by ensuring your trap is serviced in line with requirements as this will safe you significant money in the long run. Check out our blog on document disposal and how to protect your business.
See our related blog on liquid waste services.