Grease Management Program
Fats, Oils, and Greases
Incorrectly disposed fats, oils and grease can have severe unintended consequences on the environment, local wildlife, and the City’s wastewater collection system. Wastewater discharges containing high concentrations of fats, oils, and grease from restaurants and other food handling facilities contribute to more than half of the blockages and overflows in the City's wastewater collection system.
To effectively address the issue, the City developed a Grease Management Program to establish uniform permitting, maintenance, and monitoring requirements for controlling the discharge of grease from food service facilities into the City's wastewater collection system. The program includes a grease management ordinance and a list of available commercial grease haulers.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 403.0741 Gray Water Return, (decanting, backflushing, or discharging of removed waste back into the interceptor/trap) is prohibited in the State of Florida as of July 1, 2022. Therefore, no Grease Waste Hauler may continue this practice in the City of St. Petersburg. The Grease Management Program Ordinance is in the process of being revised to reflect this statute.
Forms for Food Service Facilities
- Grease Discharge Permit Application
- Variance to Pumping Frequency Application
- Grease Trap Log Form
- Grease Management Quarterly Report
- Grease Interceptor Cleaning and Disposal Log
- Best Management Practices Manual for Fats, Oil and Grease
- Permit Renewal Application
- City Code—Grease Ordinance
For more information on the ordinance or the Grease Management Program, call 727-892-5622 or email Grease@stpete.org.
The businesses on the Grease Haulers List have agreed to provide services to food service facilities. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the City of St. Petersburg. When contracting with a grease pumper, it is in the best interest of the business to find out how the contractor will dispose of the waste. Obtain references from other businesses that use their services. Poor disposal practices cause problems, which include odors, the creation of rodent habitats, and potential threats to groundwater and surface waters.
- Grease Haulers List updated August 2021
- Forms for Grease Haulers
For more information on the Registered Hauler Program, call 727-892-5622 or email Grease@stpete.org.
Disposal Sites for Grease Pumpers in Pinellas County
Pinellas County Utilities — F.O.G. Facility
10901 28th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Grease Depot Inc.
3805 126th Ave. N. Clearwater, FL
Permits for Haulers can be obtained from Pinellas County Utilities at 727-582-2379 or UTLOP97@co.pinellas.fl.us.