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Food Trucks: Keep Grease Out of the Storm Drain

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Your Truck

  • After an event - wash your truck away from storm drains so soapy water and other cooking debris don’t wash into our waterways;
  • Never dump grease into the storm drain; and
  • Never dump grease in a sink -- it’ll clog the pipes.

Looking to operate a food truck? Visit wakegov.com for more details on getting a permit through the county.

View City zoning requirements for food trucks. 

Grease Disposal

  • Use a grease receptacle at your food service facility to dispose of the cooking fats, oils, and grease.
  • Regularly service your grease receptacle -- have it professionally emptied to prevent overflows and unexpected cleanup costs.

Water Pollution

Never dump fats, oils, and grease from your food truck into a storm drain -- that greasy mess from cooking goes right into our streams and creeks! It’s harmful to the environment and it’s illegal, too.

Learn what else can cause water pollution.



Zachary Poole
Illicit Discharge Coordinator 

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