Grease Control Policy

Each year, there are more than 15,000 sewer overflows in North Carolina. Many of these overflows are directly related to the improper disposal of oil and grease in kitchen drains. Grease congeals in sewer pipes, which causes wastewater to flow back into businesses and homes or directly into waterways.

Grease interceptors are designed to separate out the Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOGs) and solids normally found in food preparation waste from the rest of the wastewater being discharged to the city’s sanitary sewer system. The FOGs and solids have to be removed on a regular basis in order for the grease interceptors to work properly. Our Grease Control Policy requires that food service establishments have their grease interceptor cleaned once a month and file a report certifying that it has been service.

Read the entire Grease Policy [pdf/12p]

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