Commercial FOG Program

Grease Trap Maintenance

In order to effectively manage the wastewater system, minimize human and environmental health risks, and to comply with Federal and State Regulations, the Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department must revise it Sewer Use Ordinance. The current Sewer Use Ordinance requires that grease traps and oil and separators be installed where necessary. The new ordinance proposes additional requirements including:
  • Schedules for pumping and maintaining grease traps and oil and separators,
  • A manifest program to track the removal and disposal of the waste by pumpers, and
  • Monetary penalties for non-compliance.
If you have questions or need more information please contact Bob Schneller at 706-613-3479 or

Grease Haulers

In 2004, a new Georgia law was enacted that regulates the grease hauling and processing industry. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has created rules relating to this law, and is currently accepting applications from haulers to become registered to haul grease in the state. Visit to register, see the original bill, and related EPD rules and regulations.

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