WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GREASE TRAPS
AND GREASE CONTAINERS?


Grease traps and grease containers sound as though they would perform similar functions. While both hold grease, they each serve different purposes. While all grease-producing businesses require a grease trap, the grease container is optional.

So what’s the difference between a grease trap and a grease container?

A grease trap is often located beneath the sink or outside underground. It “traps” the grease as the kitchen wastewater flows through. The grease floats to the top, allowing the “filtered” water to continue to the sewer line. Grease traps are subject to strict state and federal regulations; in fact, most municipalities require grease traps to be cleaned regularly by a professional or they will risk being fined.

On the other hand, grease containers, also known as grease collection units, can either be located inside or outside the business. Their sole purpose is to hold used cooking oil. Inside grease collection units help prevent spills and injuries because the employee never has to come into contact with the used cooking oil.

If a business needs a grease container, 1st Choice Grease Service will supply it free of charge! Our containers vary in size, depending on the needs of the business. We will also pay you top-dollar for your used cooking oil as the market dictates. 

We always document our pickups and provide a compliance report for your convenience. We also offer discounts for grease trap cleaning to our current used oil recycling customers. Also, to ensure the best service, we provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Want to learn more about grease traps, grease containers, or our services? No problem! Just give us a call today at 832.445.6582 281.592.0909 .  We’d be happy to help you!