Fats, Oils & Grease

The Town of Clayton's Fats, Oils and Grease Program is responsible for ensuring and preventing the discharge of fats, oils and grease into our sewer system causing unsightly and environmentally hazardous sanitary sewer overflows.

To read the Town ordinance last revised September 2020, visit our Online Ordinances.

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As of October 1, 2020 the Town of Clayton has contracted with Backflow Solutions, Inc., the nation's leading backflow data management firm.

BSI Online provides an online tracking system to automate and simplify the Fats, Oils and Grease Interceptor Maintenance Reports cleaning database. The commercial establishment will be required to be filed cleaning reports at the BSI Online website. These reports can be submitted by you or the hauler performing the work for you. Most haulers are familiar with these procedures.

Fats Oils & Grease Overview

It's against the law to discharge fats, oils and grease into our sewer system. That discharge can clog our sewer pipes, cause major expensive sewer overflows and expose the public to unsanitary conditions.

To prevent this discharge, the Town of Clayton, along with all towns and cities in our region, requires restaurants and other commercial/industrial facilities to remove accumulated fats, oil, grease and food solids by installing grease traps or interceptors designed to limit this discharge.

Those devices must be pumped a minimum of every two months. They should be pumped more often if the volume of discharge from your facility is higher. This ordinance requires you to ensure your grease removal device does not exceed the discharge limits set for fats, oil and grease.

To meet this requirement, you are responsible for hiring a licensed hauler to capture and properly dispose of all fat, oil and grease materials from your device in such a way that is in compliance with these local laws.


If you have any questions, email or call Brandon Carroll.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to protect the community and our water resources from unsanitary sewer spills!