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Restaurant Best Management Practices (BMP's)

                         Do                                          Don't
  • Scrape food waste from all dishes, pots, pans, cookware, and equipment to the garbage before pre-wash.
     
  • Set up a regular cleaning schedule for your interceptor/grease trap with your maintenance vendor.
     
  • Keep all maintenance/service records or copies of records at facility for a minimum of three years.
     
  • Have a company representative inspect the cleaning of the interceptor/grease trap to ensure it was completed properly.
     
  • Train all employees on proper food and grease waste handling techniques.
  • Do not allow the waste hauler to decant wastewater from the truck back into the device or into your sanitary sewer connection.
     
  • Do not dispose of grease wastes into the sewer drain.
     
  • Do not clean equipment outside where grease and food wastes will flow into storm drains or dry wells.
     
  • Do not wait until your grease removal device is overflowing with waste to get it cleaned.
     
  • Do not dump old chemicals (e.g. pesticides, herbicides) into the drain.
     
  • Do not use a drain opening chemical to open a clogged drain (call a professional plumber to evaluate the situation).

Email or call 623-333-4402 for a laminated BMP poster for you kitchen!
Kitchen BMP Poster