Ecological disposal of grease trap waste
J.J. Richards & Sons is a certified solid and liquid waste disposal company with its own waste treatment facility and fleet of vacuum trucks. With plenty of experience in the waste disposal and recycling sector, we provide the full array of equipment, haulage and expertise, managing rapid and appropriate waste solutions right across the board.
J.J. Richards & Sons offers a pump out and cleaning service for all types and sizes of grease trap. We recycle fat, oil and grease (FOG) waste, producing biodiesel and stock feed at EPA-licenced sites.
How do grease traps work?
Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors, grease arrestors, grease recovery devices and grease converters stop fat and oil residues from entering the waste water network. They provide a receptacle where more than 90% of FOG residues can be temporarily stored.
In a busy restaurant, for example, small droplets of oil and particles of food which escape being scraped into the solid waste bin are washed off and enter the waste water system. To prevent these fats and oils from entering the main waste water system, grease traps are installed, usually underground.
A grease trap is a water-containing concrete, steel or fibreglass box with an inlet pipe and a raised outlet. As waste water passes into the grease trap, the flow rate is slowed. This allows food particles sink to the bottom of the trap, while oil and grease rise to the surface of the water within the trap. Baffles set inside the box allow water to flow underneath, but provide one or more solid walls as an additional barrier to FOG waste.
Many modern grease traps also feature additional filters or strainers to trap larger pieces of food waste or solid fats before they even enter the trap. J.J. Richards & Sons include grease trap filter cleaning and assessment in every grease trap service.
A grease trap should be cleaned when it is 25% – 30% full. When levels exceed this amount, the trap becomes less effective and higher levels of FOG enter the main waste water system. How regularly a grease trap is maintained depends on business type, waste levels, waste sorting techniques, and the size, type and age of the grease trap.
Grease trap waste disposal – at your disposal
Grease trap waste is derived from the liquid waste of many types of industry. Irregular disposal of this type of trade waste can cause fat deposits to accumulate, either settling along the inside of a pipe wall or coming loose and causing blockages and corrosion further down the line. Grease trap waste can be compared to fat deposit build-ups in human arteries which narrow them, damage their inner layers, and perhaps break off to cause blockages at other locations. In the world of medicine, you need a doctor to prevent and treat the build up of fatty deposits. In the world of grease trap waste disposal, you need J.J. Richards & Sons!
J.J. Richards & Sons provides one-off or complete automated grease trap disposal services at times that best suit you. Our large company fleet of vacuum trucks means we work according to your schedule, not vice versa.
Commercial and industrial grease trap maintenance services
Regular grease trap servicing prevents waste water system blockages and saves on unnecessary plumbing costs. J.J. Richards & Sons manages all FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste, recycling it instead of wasting space at landfill sites.
We can provide single servicing as well as regular, automated grease trap cleaning services, where we’ll contact you to arrange an appointment according to your selected maintenance schedule. We do this via an automated system which keeps a record of your company’s grease trap cleaning and maintenance program. Grease trap servicing should be scheduled at least twice a year; some types of industry require grease trap maintenance every second to third month. We can advise you about the most appropriate maintenance schedule for your company.
The J.J. Richards & Sons grease trap service includes:
- FOG (fat, oil, grease) and debris removal
- Scrape-down of all internal structures (inlet/outlet, baffle pipe/wall, trap surfaces)
- Full wash and clean of all internal structures
- Grease trap inspection with accompanying report
- Trap deodorisation
- Waste transport for off-site FOG waste recycling
By using J.J. Richards & Sons for grease trap pump-out, grease trap cleaning and grease trap waste disposal and recycling, your business is guaranteed environmentally-friendly waste management at a competitive price.
Contact us to see how your business can best dispose of its grease trap waste.
Domestic grease trap cleaning
Domestic grease traps might not have the scope of commercial and industrial businesses, but residential grease interceptors also require maintenance. Household FOG (fats, oils and grease) waste is the number one cause of drain blockage. Apartment blocks are particularly susceptible to grease trap overflow into shared waste water networks, where a J.J. Richards & Sons’ automated grease trap maintenance service can provide the perfect solution and complete peace of mind.
J.J. Richards & Sons offers a rapid and reliable domestic grease trap cleaning service for individual homes or apartment blocks. We also provide advice on grease trap sizing and placement for renovations and new-builds, as well as countless other aspects of domestic waste disposal.
Contact us to learn more about J.J. Richards & Sons residential grease trap services
J.J. Richards & Sons – The future of waste
Proud of its role as an ecological and innovative waste disposal company, J.J. Richards & Sons is certified to remove and recycle all solid and liquid waste, complying with all national environmental, OHS and quality standards.
A J.J. Richards & Sons automated grease trap waste disposal provides your business with a worry-free, scheduled waste management solution. We keep track of your grease trap servicing record and arrange pump-outs, cleaning, inspections and disposal at times that suit you.
Regular grease trap maintenance means your property or premises will avoid:
- Unpleasant odours
- Flooding and overflow
- Grease trap blockages
- Emergency grease trap repairs
- Local water authority or council fines
Contact us for an automated turnkey grease trap waste management package.
Ecological grease trap waste removal by certified waste disposal professionals
J.J. Richards & Sons recycles grease trap waste to benefit the agriculture and transport sectors. Fat, oil and grease reclaimed from grease trap pump-out waste is used either in the manufacture of stock feed, or in the production of biodiesel. By using J.J. Richards & Sons waste disposal services, your business automatically implements eco-friendly practices. This whitepaper describes the processes involved in turning your grease trap waste into something that can become sustainable, green and economical.