Grease Traps Melbourne: How To Book A High Quality, Low Cost Service
Grease traps Melbourne: If you operate a Melbourne based business that prepares and sells food such as a cafe, restaurant, take away or hotel, you will have to think about organising a scheduled cleaning of your grease trap.
When you are doing this, you will want to obtain a service at a good price, that is fully licensed and qualified and is reliable so that you are in compliance with all relevant legislation.
Prior to arranging a service you can check out what is required of your business at the City West Water website (the water authority for most of central Melbourne).
Businesses dealing with food require an appropriate grease as greasy waste causes problems such as sewer blockages on your property or in the wider sewerage system.
Taking care of your liquid waste management, through regular cleaning and maintenance can really save money in the long run.
Waster provides all grease and liquid services – from grease interceptor pits to septic tanks. We service all of metro Melbourne and the surrounding area such as the Mornington Peninsula.
Sewer blockages can result in the overflow of sewage to the environment or within your property. As per City West Water “If a blockage occurs before the boundary trap of a property, it is the responsibility of the business owner.”
As per City West Water ” To discharge trade waste, you are required by law under the Water Act 1989 to have a trade waste agreement or consent with City West Water“.
How to book a grease traps Melbourne service
Simply access our online waste shop to book your service today:
As at 15 August 2016, Grease trap waste cleaning is priced at $0.25 per litre. Note: Minimum volumes of 1000 litres will apply.
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.
Tips to improve the effectiveness of your grease traps Melbourne performance
City West Water provides a number of tips and pointers for business owners to improve the effectiveness of their grease trap and minimise any issues. This webpage can be found here.
Tip 1: Scrape left over food from plates and cooking utensils and place into bin
Tip 2: Dry wipe plates and utensils to remove excess grease before washing
Tip 3: Use only the amount of cooking oils and fats you need
Tip 4: Collect and store all used cooking oils and fats for collection by recycling companies
Tip 5: Sweep floors before washing down to avoid wastes being washed into the grease trap
Tip 6: Mop floors instead of hosing down whenever practical
Tip 7: Regularly clean sink strainers and put them back into the sink to prevent food particles from collecting in your grease trap
Tip 8: Ensure all kitchen staff are trained on the correct disposal of fats and oil. Check out our article on green waste removal Melbourne.
Waster agrees that these tips, combined with a regular, scheduled grease trap pump out and cleaning will ensure you avoid any issues affecting your business.
Additional resources for Melbourne based businesses
Waster strongly believes in providing useful and pertinent information to our clients.
You can find related blog posts on topics and services we offer such as what to do if you need an emergency grease trap cleaning, grease trap prices and answers to common questions on grease trap cleaning.
Melbourne has recently had some fatbergs in our pipe system – see video as below for a similar incident in London caused by a build up of grease and food waste in the sewer system:
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