Grease trap cleaning Melbourne: when you operate a food services or food productionbusiness such as a bakery, restaurant, cafe etc you will likely be required by legislation to have a grease trap installed and serviced regularly on your premises – this is designed to prevent the waste pipe system becoming clogged up with oils, grease, fats and food scraps which would go down your sink. Just think about how much food waste and grease is washed off dirty plates etc in a private house – let alone in a busy commercial kitchen!



One of the necessary evils of this system is that you need to organise a professional to clean (or pump out) the grease trap on a regular basis. A grease trap cleaning service Melbourne – will involve a registered suction vehicle. The team will open the trap and pump out all the water and grease, clean the bottom and sides – and then refill the empty trap with water. The trap is then good as new!


For further info – you can check out informative blogs we have published on the subject including: grease trap price and grease traps Melbourne.


The most common questions about grease trap cleaning Melbourne services


How much does it cost for grease trap cleaning Melbourne (grease trap cleaning price Melbourne)


You can easily arrange grease trap cleaning Melbourne through our online waste shop:


Pricing in Melbourne metro (grease trap cleaning price Melbourne) for a scheduled service is $0.27+GST per litre as at 1st Feb 2019 (with a minimum charge of 1000 litres).


Pricing assumes grease trap is accessible by Tanker within 15m off Pitt or pump out point and involves one personnel member to perform service. More complex services will require specific pricing.


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How often does it need to be done (scheduled grease trap cleaning service Melbourne)


The frequency for a grease trap cleaning service Melbourne varies dependent on your type of business and your pit size in litres. The frequency is set by the local water authority and you are required to keep records etc in this regard – i.e. when the pump out has been performed.


The waste authority will notify you by letter of the frequency required and when the next cleaning is due by. Fines may be applied if you do not comply with this.

Grease traps in Melbourne operate more of a self monitoring system – as opposed to the barcode scanning system in Sydney metro. Waster requires that customers commit to 4 grease trap cleaning services.


Do they empty it all even if it is not that dirty


This is a common question – the answer is that the entire pit is pumped out – the pit will start then with pure water. It is a misconception that only grease will be pumped out – the liquid is removed which has varying quantities of grease and water in it.


Do I need to be there when it is done during office hours.


Generally no – as long as the pit is easily accessible – you are not required to be on site and it can be done at night (grease trap cleaning Melbourne). This has the added benefit of not disrupting your business. See our blog on liquid waste removal.