Requirement to Install a Grease Trap - Victoria


The majority of food businesses producing trade waste are required to install a grease trap as part of their Trade Waste Agreement with South East Water. A grease trap is a plumbing device that filters the majority of fats, oils and solid food particles out of the wastewater before it enters the sewerage system.

Not having a grease trap may mean you are charged with additional treatment and maintenance fees by South East Water until a grease trap is installed on your property. However, you cannot pay the additional fee instead of installing a grease trap.

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Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.


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As fees vary according to the nature and cost of the works, please consult the responsible council for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

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South East Water

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South East Water

Mailing address: PO BOX 2268
Seaford, Victoria 3198
Phone: 13 16 94
Website: South East Water (Opens in new window)