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Information for Food Establishments

Restaurants and other food establishments can produce fats, oils, and grease through routine cooking and cleaning activities. If improperly managed, fats, oils, and grease can clog sewer pipes resulting in backups into the facility, damage to the collection lines, or sewage in nearby streets, yards, homes, and streams.

A grease interceptor is used to remove fats, oils, and grease from water used for food preparation, dish cleaning, handwashing, and other activities before the water enters the sanitary sewer. Along with best practices to manage your grease, remember to use a state certified grease hauler to properly pump and maintain your grease interceptor every 90 days, at minimum. Failure to properly maintain your grease interceptor may subject you to a $100 re-inspection fee and possibly a very expensive plumbing bill.

All new food service establishments are required to send construction drawings of the facility including plumbing, plumbing fixtures and details of the grease interceptor to their local land use agency. Plans submitted to the City of Littleton and the City of Englewood will be reviewed by South Platte Renew for compliance with the Fats, Oils, and Grease Policy. Plans submitted to other cities or counties will be reviewed by the partner wastewater management agency for compliance with their rules and regulations.

Best management practices to manage fats, oils, and grease from becoming sewer blockages, backups, and overflows include using drain screens, disposing of food waste in trash, dry wiping cookware, using a grease receptacle, and keeping cleaning products away from drains. Employees must be trained to employ these best practices. Once trained, complete the Employee Training Form (English or Spanish) and hang sink signs as reminders.

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Grease Hauler Information

South Platte Renew requires haulers to be certified by the state and highly encourage haulers submit manifests regularly. Those haulers that provide ongoing manifests will be added to our approved grease hauler list. Click here to submit a pump manifest.

Approved Grease Hauler List

All State Pumping 303-944-0071
Denver Sanitary Company 303-295-0331
Liquid Environmental Solutions 303-936-4294
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