Learning About Metal Recycling

Learning About Metal Recycling

The Best Practices for Dealing With Grease in Your Commercial Kitchen

Barry Mills

Does your business have a grease trap that occasionally needs to be emptied? If so, you'll likely want to find ways to prevent the grease from getting inside it and reduce the frequency of needing to have the trap cleaned out by a professional. Here are some tips for dealing with grease.

Avoid Garbage Disposals

While it may seem easy, when you have a garbage disposal, to put food waste directly down the drain, this is going to put a lot more grease into the grease trap as a result. The best alternative to this is a two-step process for cleaning off dirty plates. Solid foods should first be scraped off plates and put directly into the trash, and then rinse off the dishes with water and catch any remaining food with a catch basket. That basket can then be emptied into the trash as well. This will get rid of the majority of the food that introduces grease to the drains that flow into the grease trap.

Use Grease Buckets

Any pan, fryer, or grill, is going to have some grease on it from cooking during the day. The grease should be emptied into a small grease bucket, rather than washed down the drain. The bucket can then be regularly drained into a much larger grease container that is collected for recycling purposes, once it is full. 

Boil Out Fryers When Necessary

Deep fryers should be cleaned using a process known as boiling out the deep fryer. It involves filling the basin of the fryer with water and then inserting special chemicals into the water. The water is boiled, you can scrub the surfaces of the deep fryer, and the grease will float to the top. This grease can then be skimmed off the surface, and put into the grease recycling container. 

Filter Mop Bucket Water Through Your Grease Trap

A lot of the grease from a commercial kitchen ends up on the floor, which then goes into the mop bucket when you are cleaning it. Make sure you are aware of this when you drain that bucket of dirty mop water. It should always go into a sink that is connected to a grease trap. You can also let the mop bucket sit for a while and skim the grease off the top of the surface.

Reach out to a grease recycling company when you need to get rid of those full grease recycling bins or empty grease traps in your kitchen. For more information about grease recycling, reach out to a local collection service.


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Learning About Metal Recycling

Hello everyone, my name is Suzi Lanson. Welcome to my site. I want to talk about the different tools and techniques used for metal recycling. The backyard in my first home was a graveyard of broken appliances, tools and tin cans of all sizes. I looked at the collection sitting there in horror at first. A friend pointed out that the piles of garbage were actually a recycling goldmine. We transported the materials to a metal recycling facility and split the cash. I was pleasantly surprised to hear nearly all of the items could be broken down and processed to create new products. I will talk about the metal recycling process in more detail on this site.