Cafes, restaurants and food businesses must ensure that they have an approved appropriately sized grease trap to capture any grease, oil and food by-products in the waste. These must be installed by a registered plumber.
A grease trap intercepts fats, oil and grease that have come from kitchen waste water. Without a grease trap, these materials end up in our sewers and can:
- solidify and reduce how much sewage we can process
- cause blockages and failures
- cause overflows into our streams and rivers
- prevent the network from working properly. This may impact the quality of treatment before effluent is sent back into our natural environment
Our city’s waterways are precious and we’re committed to protecting them.
Grease trap brochure [PDF, 959 KB]