All food service establishments (e.g., restaurants, cafeterias, bakeries, coffee shops, juice bars, etc.,) MUST have a current Grease Discharge Operating Permit (GDO) issued by Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) of Miami-Dade County.
All GDO's MUST have a Grease Trap
All Grease Traps MUST be maintained and in good working order
All Grease Traps MUST be cleaned at the frequency shown on the GDO permit
Cleaning a Grease Trap includes pumping all wastewater and waste (FOG, settled solids, etc.,) from the system to a truck licensed by DERM to haul and dispose waste at an approved facility. Skimming, decanting, or putting any wastewater or waste back in the system is prohibited
Utilizing an unlicensed hauler is prohibited. Licensed hauler MUST exhibit a DERM decal
Not properly/completely cleaning a grease trap as mandated above (or by your GDO permit) will result in the issuance of a ticket or other enforcement action by DERM
Food service establishments MUST report when their grease traps are cleaned. Reporting will be by a simple-to-use internet application.