Knox County grease management resources
Everything you need to maintain your grease compliance and protect your business all year round.
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We’ve worked with countless restaurant owners who struggle to keep up with grease compliance deadlines – often resulting in avoidable fines. That’s why we created SwiftQuote. A free tool connecting restaurant owners with approved grease haulers.
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First Utility District of Knox County Grease Management
The District’s Sewer Use Policy references this policy regarding all food service establishments
(including but not limited to cafes, restaurants, motels, hotels, grocery stores, retirement centers,
hospitals, mobile food units, prisons, or other commercial food preparation establishments) that
cook or prepare food are required to comply with this FOG Management Policy.
What is a grease trap?
A grease trap is a receptacle into which wastewater containing FOG flows through before entering a drainage system. The receptacle is designed to intercept or “trap” the FOG while allowing clear water to escape.
When should I clean my grease trap?
A good rule of thumb for any cleaning schedule is every one to three months. However, in order to determine if it should be one or three, you will need to follow the 1/4th rule. This rule states that once 1/4th of your grease trap has been filled with fats, oils, grease, and solids (FOGS) it is time for a pump out.
How does SwiftQuote help?
You can create quote requests for individual service providers or all providers in their area. Providers are invited to offer quotes for work and can message you directly through the app to understand the job specifics.
When you are ready simply select your preferred provider and schedule the service. Upon job completion, the provider uploads service details to SwiftQuote, and you can either pay online via credit card or offline directly to the provider.
What does it cost?
SwiftQuote is a free service for businesses. The only thing you pay for is your service booked through the platform.
Are SwiftQuote pump-outs reported to my regulator?
Yes! When jobs are completed through SwiftQuote, the work order or pumping manifest is automatically submitted to the First Utility District of Knox County’s SwiftComply compliance database.
Grease Trap Management Best Practices
With everything that goes into managing an FSE, it can be easy to overlook grease trap maintenance. However, it can quickly become your most significant problems unless you plan accordingly.