Most retail food businesses only need to install:
- in-sink and in-floor bucket traps
- a correctly sized grease trap.
Some processes may need additional pre-treatment, like upstream grease removal devices or under sink pump units.
You can learn more about selecting and installing a grease trap and other treatment equipment for retail food businesses. You can also find out more about pre-treatment requirements for food businesses from Plumbing for retail food businesses.
Only choose pre-treatment equipment we've listed and size it to meet your maximum hourly flow rate now and into the future. Select from our listed pre-treatment for food businesses to find out if a product is listed for use within our area of operations, and who supplies it. Then, you must have a licensed plumber install your grease trap according to the manufacturer's instructions and The Plumbing Code of Australia. If you manage a shopping centre, you may need multiple grease traps.
You'll need a Wastesafe transporter to regularly empty, clean and maintain your grease trap. Find out more about Wastesafe and select your Wastesafe transporter.
You might want to try our tips for managing waste to introduce cleaner production methods and reduce the amount of retail food trade wastewater you produce.