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Grease Management




Grease and grease disposal is the single largest problem in waste treatment. Grease traps are an essential part of a restaurant’s sewer and drainage system. Hot water dissolves kitchen grease and deposits it in plumbing lines. As the water cools, the grease congeals with debris in the water. This material adheres to the interior surfaces of the pipes. Failure to clean out this grease/food build-up causes slow drainage, foul odors, and eventual stoppage. By keeping grease and other materials from going down the drain, grease traps help keep the sewer line free of buildup and flowing freely. Once a grease trap becomes full, it allows grease to enter the sewer system, creating build up that will eventually result in a clog in your sewer system. This problem extends out into our town sewer system (and rural septic systems), and has led to stricter town and county regulation of commercial and industrial kitchens. Whether your grease trap is 5 gallons or 5,000 gallons, Macy’s Services can help you create a maintenance plan to suit your needs and that complies with town and county regulations.

Scheduling regular service: The Town of Jackson and Teton County recommend that grease traps and interceptors be cleaned on a regular basis. Small interior grease traps should be cleaned at least weekly, unless management can prove that less frequent service is sufficient. Large underground interceptors should be cleaned at least semi-annually (two times per year). When accumulation of solids and scum reach 25% of the tank capacity, the tank should be pumped. Some small or undersized interior grease traps may require daily cleaning by restaurant employees to comply with regulations.

Emergency service: Macy’s Services offers emergency grease trap cleaning in addition to scheduled maintenance. We can also clean the grease trap lines if they become clogged.

By partnering with Macy’s Services, you can focus on making great food and let us worry about your drains and grease traps. Let us help you comply with town and county Grease Management Regulations. Call us at 733-4687!


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