Liquid Waste Removal Services: the waste industry in Australia can generally be split into two sectors – solid waste such as that collected in bins and liquid waste such as pump outs of grease traps, holding tanks, septic and sullage tanks, triple interceptor tanks etc.

Waster can offer low cost, reliable services in compliance with all regulations in your local state and area. Check out our services for both bin services (waste and recycling) and liquid waste removal services (for grease traps and grease interceptors) through our online store by pressing the button below. Other liquid waste removal services will be priced on request.


Liquid waste removal services -what you should know before booking a service for your business

We often get common questions regarding liquid waste removal services – because let’s face it, it is not usually the most interesting topic for small business owners. In this blog we will primarily be addressing grease trap cleaning and pumpouts:


How often does a grease trap need to be cleaned: this question is usually asked as customers seek to minimise their costs and also ensure they do not need an emergency grease trap cleaning.


The pump out frequency is set by your local water authority – (such as Sydney Water in Sydney metro region) – they will stipulate how often the trap needs to be cleaned.


Can a grease trap truck fit in an underground car park: We can provide pump out trucks to service all locations including small and difficult to access locations. The time of day may be important to ensure that traffic etc is at a minimum.


We generally need to perform a site inspection for complex sites so we are able liquid waste services to provide.


There will generally be an extra charge if two trucks are required. For some underground carparks – with low clearance for trucks entering – only smaller liquid waste trucks can enter. This is particularly important for liquid waste removal services Sydney and Brisbane.

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My grease trap is not full – does it really require a pump out: There is a misconception that the liquid waste removal services will only take the grease from  grease traps.


In reality – they will take a mixture of oil and water i.e. if it is a 1000 litre trap – they will take 1000 litres. The more clogged up the trap – the higher the percentage of grease – and straight after a service, it should be pretty much 100% water.


When the attendant is cleaning the grease trap – they will open the trap, turn off the water supply and pump out all the contents – i.e. all the water, grease, fat etc.


They will then scrape down the sides and bottom of the trap. The trap will then refill with water – and start inevitably refilling with grease over time – as food and waste goes down the sink.


The best plan of attack is simply to adhere to the schedule from your local water authority for mandated able liquid waste removal services. This will mean you avoid the nightmare of an overflowing trap – the cost of an emergency grease trap cleaning and any impact on your business.


You also may be liable for fines if you do not adhere to the grease trap cleaning schedule as set by the water authority.


See our blog on Blacktown waste services.

Check out the video below for what can happen without a functioning grease trap – or reliable liquid waste removal services.