Fats, Oil, Grease Program
Restaurants & Food Service Industry
The discharge of organic grease into the Greene County Sewer System has become a rapidly increasing problem. When organic grease solidifies in the sewer mains, it entraps solids and forms a hard deposit that decreases capacity or causes a blockage, creating system overflows or backups that damage user’s property.
In an effort to address this problem, the Greene County Board of Commissioners adopted regulations in 1996 requiring all business, commercial or institutional sewer users that have a food service, preparation or disposal operation discharging food waste to the sewer to:
- Install a grease trap (interceptor) of a design approved by the Sanitary Engineer, in compliance with the Ohio Plumbing Code and as approved by Greene County Plumbing Inspection.
- Clean existing or newly installed grease traps on a three month frequency, and provide proof of such cleaning.
You can download a copy of this form by clicking Grease Trap Certification Form. These reports are due at three-month intervals and should be sent to:
Greene County Sanitary Engineering Department
Attn: Grease Trap Program
667 Dayton-Xenia Road
Xenia, OH 45385
- If the responsibility for maintenance of your establishment is coordinated through a regional or district office, please provide the appropriate name of contact, mailing address and phone number.
- All business, commercial or institutional sewer users that have a food service, preparation or disposal operation discharging food waste to the sewer must clean their grease traps quarterly and proof of cleaning must be submitted quarterly. This can be submitted by either yourself or your cleaning service.
- A brochure with some frequently asked questions and some basic information can be found on the Information Resources Page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (937) 562-7496 or email us.