Grease Maintenance

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Grease Traps Maintenance

Grease traps are prohibited for new food service facilities, except for those facilities where inadequate space is available for the installation of a grease interceptor.  Grease traps shall conform to the standards in the Plumbing and Drainage Institute (PDI) Standards G101.  Cleaning and maintenance must be performed when the total volume of captured grease and solid material displaces more than 30% of the total volume of the unit.  Each food service facility is responsible for determining the frequency at which their grease trap shall be cleaned.  Grease traps shall be inspected by a Manatee County Government authorized representative to assure compliance with the proper cleaning and maintenance schedules.

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Grease Interceptors Maintenance

Grease interceptors shall be installed at all food service facilities except where physical space is limited.  Grease interceptors shall have a minimum of two compartments and shall be capable of separation and retention of grease and storage of settled solids.  Interceptor design shall conform to the requirements of Florida Plumbing Code Section 1003.5.1 and 1003.5.2.  A control manhole over each compartment for monitoring purposes is required for inspections.  Grease interceptor capacity calculations are based on size and type of operation according to the formula contained in Table 1003.4.1 and Table 1003.5.1 of the Florida Plumbing Code.  Each food service facility is responsible for the costs of installing, inspecting, pumping, cleaning, and maintaining its grease interceptor.  Each food service facility shall have its grease interceptor pumped and cleaned when the following criteria are met:

 

  1. When floatable grease layer exceeds six inches (6”) in depth as measured by an approved dipping method, or;
  2. When settable solids layer exceeds eight (8”) in depth as measured by an approved dipping method, or;
  3. When the interceptor is not retaining/capturing oils and grease; or the removal efficiency of the device, as determined through sampling and inspections, less than eighty percent (80%).

In any event the grease interceptor is pumped; the interceptor must be pumped free of debris and completely dry.  Wastes removed from each grease interceptor must be disposed of at a facility designed to receive such wastes or at a location designated by Manatee County for such purposes.  All grease interceptors or traps must be pumped by a reputable service provider.

Grease interceptors shall be inspected by a Manatee County Government authorized representative to assure compliance with the proper cleaning and maintenance schedules. 

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