Clean Drains Advice – Grease Traps UK

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Clean Drains Advice

Clean drains are better for everyone. Blocks smell and can cause raw sewage to flood back into businesses. Nobody wants the hassle, the cost, or damage to reputation. That’s why we’re working with local businesses to reduce blockages.

Drains can block when the wrong things are flushed or poured down the loo or sink. Not many people know that cooking oil, fat and leftover food sticks to sanitary towels, tampons and wipes, which all turn solid once the oil and fat cools.

Blocked drains can lead to closed businesses, unhappy customers and even a fine of up to £5,000.

Clean drains mean – happy businesses, happy planet and happy customers.

To make sure your food service business can run as normal, you need to:
  • Install properly sized equipment to prevent the discharge of fat, oil and grease into the drains.
  • Clean and maintain the equipment inline with the manufacturer’s instructions and records of the cleaning must be kept and available on request.
  • Make sure all fat, oil and grease removed from the equipment is collected in a suitable container and disposed of by a licensed waste contractor. Records of the disposal need to be kept and must be available on request.
It’s important to make sure your waste contractor is Environment Agency licensed. Find out more information about current legislation or find a registered carrier here.

Clean drains are good for business.

Follow these simple tips to avoid blocked drains in your food service business:
Train employees on how to dispose
of used oil and food waste
Scrape pots, pans and plates into the bin before you wash up Use strainers in all your sinks and empty bits into the bin Recycle or bin food waste, including soups and sauces
Collect used oil in a container and arrange for a registered carrier to collect it Use grease traps and empty them regularly - they can be used with enzyme dosing systems which break down fats and grease Soak up spills with paper towels before you mop up Put bins in for sanitary waste in all toilets and use signs to remind people to use them

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