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January 16, 2014

City adopts food waste treatment ordinance

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

• facility changes ownership.

Along with timely service and maintenance for the grease traps such as complete pump out and adequate disposal, city establishments must report any spills.

Per this Chapter 91 ordinance, failure to notify the city of a spill constitutes a violation and fines may be assessed to the commercial waste originator as well as the transporter.

A FOG inspector will inspect all food service, maintenance, service facilities and car washes at least once yearly. These visits can be scheduled or unannounced. 

Failure to correct any poor FOG interceptor issues within the 10 working days detailed in the ordinance could result in hearing to show “cause why water and/or wastewater service should not be suspended immediately.”

The city could impose up to a $1,000 penalty for each violation of the waster handling and pretreatment provisions of the ordinance.

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