Grease Control Policy

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Each year, there are more than 15,000 sewer overflows in North Carolina. Many of these overflows are directly related to the improper disposal of oil and grease in kitchen drains. Grease congeals in sewer pipes, which causes wastewater to flow back into businesses and homes or directly into waterways.

Grease interceptors are designed to separate out the Fats, Oils and Greases (FOGs) and solids normally found in food preparation waste from the rest of the wastewater being discharged to the City’s sanitary sewer system. The FOGs and solids have to be removed on a regular basis in order for the grease interceptors to work properly. Our Grease Control Policy requires that food service establishments have their grease interceptor cleaned once a month and file a report certifying that it has been serviced. (POLICY)

The City operates an approved receiving station for hauled septage waste. This receiving station is located at 3100 Griffith Road at the Archie Elledge Wastewater Treatment Facility. Hauled waste that are accepted at the approved receiving station include:

• Septic Tank Waste
• Chemical Toilet Waste

Hauled wastes that are NOT accepted at the approved receiving station include:

• Industrial or Commercial Waste
• Grease Trap Waste
• Grit/Mud Trap Waste

Currently the fees for disposal are set at $21.00 per 1,500 gallons or $ .014 gallon for volumes greater than 1,500 gallons. The annual permit fee for the City of Winston-Salem is $250.00/year.

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