Regular cleaning and maintenance of your grease traps is essential. The Council's Environmental Health Officers or Trade Waste Officers will visit you to make sure you are operating your grease trap properly.
Grease traps brochure (125KB PDF)
There are two types of grease traps.
One type is the passive grease trap, which is usually outside your premises. It works by cooling down the waste water, causing the fats and oils to float to the surface.
Grease trap fact sheet (94KB PDF)
The other type is a mechanical grease separator, which is usually kept under a bench in the kitchen. It uses a heater and a skimming wheel and works by skimming liquid fat from the surface of the waste water.
Grease separator fact sheet (244KB PDF)