Grease trap Canberra: Canberra based businesses can organise cost effective, reliable and legislation compliant grease trap servicing through Waster.


We run through in this article the legislation you need to be aware of, the services we can provide and also provide information on prices and how you can book your service.


Whether you refer to it as a grease trap, a grease interceptor, a grease arrestor or even a pit – we can help you.


Grease trap Canberra legislation


Grease traps are monitored in the Australian Capital Territory by Icon Water. You can check out the detailed pdf document produced by Icon Water here which sets out the requirements for a grease trap in your business and how often it should be serviced.


Note – the servicing is on a schedule dependent on your pitt size etc, as per Icon Water:


“A clean out / maintenance schedule must be implemented by the customer. The grease trap must be cleaned out at least every 3 months or sooner once:


a. A floating layer of grease 75 millimetres thick has formed on the surface
b. The pH of the grease falls outside the range 4 to 11; or
c. Odours become noticeable”


“During each clean-out, the sides and baffle(s) of the grease trap must be scraped to detach grease adhering to the surfaces, the grease trap must be completely pumped out (not just skimmed), and then refilled with water at least to the top of the grease trap outlet. It is each customer’s responsibility to ensure that proper cleaning procedures are followed.”


Maintenance of Records
The customer must maintain records of servicing and clean outs of the grease traps and make them available for inspection by Icon Water upon request. The records must include the original of the contractor’s waste receipt and the following information:
a. Date of service / clean-out;
b. Clean-out contractor’s / waste transporter’s business name and address;
c. License number of waste transport vehicle; and
d. The name of the driver.
The records must be maintained for at least 24 months. Icon Water will check these records on a random basis. It is important to note that with a properly operated and maintained grease arrestor, restaurants and take-away food businesses may generate liquid trade waste with up to 3000mg/L BOD.
Icon Water is to inspect such premises on a random basis to ensure grease arrestors are operating properly and to minimise the incidence of sewer blockages and chokes.”


How to book a grease trap Canberra service


You can check out further details on our grease traps cleaning here and also book a service through our online waste shop by pressing the button below:


Grease trap Canberra cleaning costs $0.28 per litre plus GST as at 28 March 2018 (with a minimum pit size of 1000 litres – i.e. a minimum charge of $280+GST).


We of course provide all required services for cafe (such as sanitary units), restaurants and businesses with grease traps – see our infographic on waste services for cafes.


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Arranging grease trap cleaning sevices for your Canberra based cafe or restaurant need not be difficult.


Let Waster take care of the dirty business – so you can simply focus on running your business and being profitable!


Canberra is famous for being a green and very live-able city. There was recently a good discussion on recycling at the TedX conference in Canberra – see a lively presentation as below on sustainable coffee and sustainable business: