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Des Moines Grease Trap Cleaning Service and Maintenance

Forest Grease & Commercial leads Des Moines in commercial and industrial wastewater treatment solutions helping Des Moines Metro area food service establishments comply with the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance.

In 2006, the Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) implemented the Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Ordinance to help decrease the number of grease-related sewer blockages, backups, and sanitary sewer overflows. Sanitary sewer overflows and sewer blockages cause a direct threat to human health and the environment by causing sanitary sewer water to backup into home basements and businesses and overflow into the streets which drain into our lakes, rivers, and streams.

The ordinance requires FOG to be captured and controlled at the source (i.e. by the waste generator) using best management practices in the food service establishment, by installing grease interceptors to capture the FOG and waste food solids, and by working with certified grease haulers to maintain and clean the grease interceptors on a routine basis.

A wide range of business types, institutions and organizations serving as food service establishments such as these seek the experience and expertise Forest Grease Service has to offer.

  • Airports
  • Casinos
  • Convention Centers
  • Convenience Stores
  • Correction Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Quick Food Restaurants and Diners
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Military Mess Halls
  • Schools and University Cafeterias
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Sports Arenas
  • Strip Malls
  • Truck Stops and Travel Centers

For additional information on the FOG ordinance click the following link to the Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority.

Grease Traps & Interceptors

Forest Grease Service specializes in cleaning grease traps & interceptors. It is vitally important to keep fats, oils, and grease out of the sanitary sewer system. A regular cleaning and maintenance schedule is not only good for environmental and public health reasons, it also protects your bottom line, helping you save money on equipment and infrastructure.

Commercial Waste Water

Pumping of any and all forms of commercial liquid waste, such as chicken wash water, concrete washout dumpsters, sewer lift station, and more…

Pit Cleaning

We offer many different varieties of commercial pit cleaning, such as car wash pits, maintenance bay pits or any other business that requires any sand or grit removal.

Our Clients

Service is at the heart of what we do. Forest Grease & Commercial has served the Des Moines area since 1918 serving both commercial and residential clients over the years. As of 2017 Forest Grease & Commercial has concentrated solely on our industrial and commercial clientele. Below are a few of our clients we serve today. Forest Grease & Commercial is proud to have served our community for so many years and we look forward to serving Des Moines and Central Iowa for many more years to come.