…that in October 2012 Metro Vancouver approved a bylaw that sets new requirements for grease interceptors (or grease traps). The bylaw establishes new maintenance requirements and limits on the amount of grease and solids that can flow out of grease interceptors and into sewers.
Establishments that are not in compliance with requirements may be subject to re-inspection fees and/or a fine.
So why the bylaw? The big problem with grease that comes from commercial kitchens is that when it gets put down the drain it clogs the city’s sewers potentially causing them to overflow causing damage to homes, businesses and the environment.
The good news is that there are a lot of resources available to help you to be compliant with this relatively new bylaw.