Oil & Grease Information

Oil & Grease Control Ordinance
On Tuesday, September 2, 2003 the Apex Town Council adopted an ordinance requiring certain commercial establishments to install and maintain grease traps or interceptors to limit and control the introduction of the following into the sanitary sewer system:
  • Fats
  • Greases
  • Oils
All commercial and institutional food service establishments will be required to conform to the regulations expressed in the ordinance.

State Mandate
The Oil and Grease Control Ordinance is the result of a mandate from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that each municipality install a program of oil and grease control to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages and overflows that adversely impact the environment.

Surveys & Inspections
Previous surveys and inspections of food service facilities suggest that the majority are already compliant with the main focal points of this ordinance. Inspections of facilities for compliance with the ordinance will be an on-going process.