Grease Trap Disposal

At Thomas Tankers we understand that the removal and disposal of grease trap waste is a concern for many who have one. With over 15 years of experience within the environmental industry we are confident that our staff have the know how and have created practical solutions to ensuring that we carry out all our works in the most environmental way.

Our fleet of vehicles can hold up to 10 thousand litres of waste so you won’t have to worry that your waste cannot be collected. We work with local and national recycling and treatment centres to dispose, treat and recycle your waste wherever possible, ensuring

By offering you a comprehensive service, it means that we will take care of all your requirements including the necessary paperwork when it comes to your Grease Trap removal and disposal.

The Importance of Grease Traps in Commercial Kitchens

If you run a business, such as a restaurant or commercial kitchen, the importance of grease traps should not be underestimated. Fat, oil and grease can cause major problems to drains and sewers, and when disposed of down a kitchen sink, can cause blockages.

These problems are obvious, but what many people don’t take into account is the pollution caused to streams and rivers by fat, oil and grease. There are also legal requirements in place, so grease traps are vitally important to ensuring food establishments keep fat, oil and grease out of drains and sewers.

What Are Your Legal Requirements?

Every commercial premises arranging collection and disposal of waste (including waste cooking oils and fat) must comply with the requirements of Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Environmental Protection Act (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 as amended.

The objective of the Duty of Care is to ensure that all waste is managed correctly from the place where it is prod with the Environment Agency as a Registered Waste Carrier and keep a record of all collections. The producer of the waste must also be satisfied that the waste is taken to a licensed disposal site.

An authorised officer of the local authority can require production of documentation relating to the registration of the waste couriers. Failure to produce the documents can result in a £300 fixed penalty notice or prosecution. The local authority has power to carry out any required work and recover their costs in cases of default by the owner.

So don’t delay, call us today to see how we can help you dispose of your Grease Trap Waste.



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