Economical Grease Trap Management Solutions for Schools and Commercial Commissaries

Serving Those Who Serve Our Students with Practical Grease Trap Maintenance Cycles

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Grease trap maintenance plans designed for high-volume kitchens in schools and universities as well as commercial commissaries.
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24/7 response for emergencies involving overflows, plumbing malfunctions, and more.
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Sustainable collection, treatment, and disposal practices designed to increase efficiency and reduce waste and use of chemicals.
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Trained technicians, specialized equipment, and a fleet of vacuum trucks to ensure we can handle the job.

From the Drain to the Main

Whether you serve hundreds or thousands of hungry students each day or manage a commercial commissary that is used by dozens of food truck owners for food prep, you need a proper solution for the fats, oils, and grease that build up. A grease trap (or a grease interceptor if it’s a larger kitchen) prevents these things from going down your drain and into the public sewer system.


When issues arise, the consequences could be severe, which is why we recommend regular maintenance cycles to ensure your grease trap is cleaned and inspected. We tailor maintenance plans to your kitchen’s needs and output. Some customers choose a preventative maintenance program hydro jetting program to prevent clogs that could expose employees, customers, or students to sanitary waste. If you do experience a grease malfunction or blocked pipe, we offer 24/7 emergency support to customers on a cycle.


As a one-stop-shop, our staff includes experienced grease trap technicians, expert plumbers, and other specialized personnel who have the capabilities to go beyond what a plumber can do who doesn’t have experience working in a commercial kitchen environment. This could include anything from collapsed pipes to malfunctioning lift stations or odor issues. We will identify the problem and offer a solution that gets your kitchen back up and running. We will do our very best to serve you and leave you with a positive overall experience.

Our Services

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Grease Trap Maintenance

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Grease Trap Repair & Replacement

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Plumbing Repairs & Pipe Inspection

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Hydro Jetting Clogged Lines

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Vacuum Truck Services

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Septic Tank Services

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The Green Way to Remove Grease from Your Kitchen

At Southwaste, we approach processing and disposing of grease and other non-hazardous material with the environment in mind. New technologies and approaches have enabled us to participate in waste-to-energy initiatives for composting, biofuels feedstocks, and other green alternatives where less waste is being disposed of in landfills.


Fats, oils, and grease that get collected into your grease trap are called brown grease as opposed to yellow grease, which is typically made up of cooking oil. Both need to be removed so they do not solidify in your pipes and cause a sewage backup. However, brown grease cannot be recycled in the same way as yellow grease because it cannot be reused for animal feed and other applications.


When you choose Southwaste to pump, transport, and process your waste, you can rest assured we will complete the job in an environmentally-friendly manner. We take great pride in our approach to sustainability and continually assess our processes to increase our renewable efforts as new technologies and methods emerge.

Stay in Compliance and Avoid Costly Fines

Commercial kitchens in schools and commissaries must abide by strict rules and regulations to ensure public safety. If fats or other materials clog pipes causing a sewer backup or wastewater ends up overflowing into the kitchen, people could get sick if they are exposed. You will also be subject to fines and other penalties if you aren’t up to code.


Southwaste helps to ensure you stay in compliance with your local ordinances as well as state and federal laws. The easiest way to accomplish this is through a custom maintenance plan where we regularly pump your grease trap, inspect for necessary repairs, and offer solutions if we find something that is not up to code. In an emergency, we will act fast and resolve the issue so you can get back up to code.


One compliance issue we often run into is mismanaged paperwork. Enforcement officers will need evidence of service, which is why we manage all paperwork electronically, so you can access it when you need it. Electronic recordkeeping is just another way we help you stay in compliance and full operation.


Give us a call today to invest in a maintenance cycle that leaves you worry-free.

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