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Food Producers or Food Service Establishments

Restaurants and other food establishments (this includes sandwich shops, coffee shops, small take-out operations, smoothie shops, etc.) can produce fats, oils, and grease through routine cooking and cleaning activities. If improperly managed, these materials can clog sewer pipes, resulting in backups into the facility, damage to the collection lines, or sewage overflows in nearby areas.

A grease interceptor is used to remove fats, oils, and grease from water used for food preparation, dish cleaning, hand washing, and other activities before it enters the sanitary sewer. Along with best practices to manage your grease, remember to use a reputable waste hauler to properly pump and maintain your grease interceptor every 90 days, at a minimum. You may be subjected to inspection fees, penalties, and possibly very expensive plumbing bills if these interceptors are not adequately maintained.

All new food service establishments are required to:

  1. Fill out and return the Industrial Wastewater Survey:
  2. Send construction drawings of the facility to their appropriate sanitation district agency, including plumbing, plumbing fixtures, and details of the grease interceptor.

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 Policy¹. Plans submitted to other cities or counties will be reviewed by the appropriate sanitation district agency for compliance with area rules and regulations.

In order to prevent fats, oils, and grease from becoming sewer blockages, backups, and overflows, best management practices include:

  • Use drain screens
  • Dispose of food waste in the trash
  • Dry-wipe all cookware
  • Use a grease receptacle
  • Keep cleaning products away from drains

Employees must be trained to employ these best practices. Once trained, every employee should complete an Employee Training Form (you may download our forms for your convenience in either English² or Spanish³), and sink signs⁴ should be hung as reminders.

 

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Grease Hauler Information

Grease haulers are required to submit manifests to South Platte Renew’s Pretreatment Division to document when pump outs occur. Click here to submit a pump manifest. Software is available to assist grease haulers with manifest submittal.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Pretreatment Division at (303) 762-2600 or email at wwtppretreatment@englewoodco.gov

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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