Federal and State regulations mandate that municipalities have a Grease Control Policy. This policy is intended to reduce the amount of fats, oils, and grease in the wastewater system. These substances can clog wastewater pipes, leading to sewage spills and back-ups.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Grease Control Policy requires that all businesses with commercial kitchens or food operations have a grease interceptor that removes fats, oils and grease in wastewater. The policy applies to restaurants, motels, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals, schools, nightclubs, delicatessens, butcher shops, bakeries, bagel shops, coffee shops, ice cream shops, grocery stores, gas stations, and any other business involved in commercial food preparation that discharge into the collection system for Winston-Salem.