Fat, oil, and grease (FOG) are produced in large quantities by the kitchens of food service establishments (FSE).
They are by-products of food preparation and washing up. The final goal of the grease trap system is to keep untreated fats, oils or greases out of the drain. This will allow for the appropriate discharge levels of FOG to be achieved.
FSE operators can discharge FOG through a trade effluent license issued under the Water Pollution Act. The conditions of this licence will limit the amount of FOG allowed to be released to the public drainage system.
Inspections will take place at the premises without prior notification. Each FSE may have a visit by the local authority Uisce Éireann to verify compliance with discharge limits. An FSE must apply for a trade effluent discharge license under the Local Government (Water Pollution). The application fee includes a one-off payment plus an annual fee that covers the cost of monitoring license compliance by the local authority and assists the FSE operator to comply with the terms of the trade effluent disposal licence.
When you’re a client of Bio Grease Solutions, we’ll help you to easily attain your trade effluent licence and provide any consultation assistance. Moreover, our grease traps are certified by the latest FOG management standards that comply with Uisce Éireann (formerly Irish Water) regulations.
Clients can download their compliant certification in PDF format from our website and present them to Uisce Éireann Inspectors.
We are a certified company for grease management and grease trap system providers and maintenance, and we can help you remain in compliance with the latest waste laws and regulations. Feel free to get in touch and we will help you every step of the way to ensure compliance.
To ensure compliance, book your essential grease trap cleaning and
maintenance session with our professionals today.