Disposal of Fats, Oil, Grease and Food Waste

It is important to dispose of food, fats, oil and grease responsibly. Discover best practices and helpful guidance here.

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Water UK information leaflet

Water UK publishes a very useful leaflet in partnership with the Environment Agency, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Consumer Council for Water and defra.

The leaflet entitled Best Management Practice for Catering Outlets provides a background of the cause and effect of fats, oil, grease and food waste in the drainage system and helpful tips on training, handling and storage of commercial kitchen waste.

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Guidance on Grease Traps

Water UK publishes guidelines for grease traps, which include:

  • know where your grease traps are located
  • check your grease traps regularly
  • grease trap maintenance is a specialist operation
  • consider contracting a specialist for service and waste management
  • keep records of grease trap cleans and waste disposal

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