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School grease trap elimination

What is a grease trap? School grease trap elimination is the focus of this article. There are many key virtues that different schools inculcate into the minds of their students. Sometimes, the virtues come from the patron saint of the school. Others get the beliefs of the person who founded the school and gather virtues and values from them. The common denominator of all the schools in the United States is teaching the virtues of cleanliness and order to their students. There’s no school without someone sweeping or mopping all the time. If there weren’t anyone setting an example of cleanliness in schools, students won’t get the life lesson at all.

A confined environment such as the school acts like a small country or a small government, where there are rules and regulations to be followed. These rules and regulations aim to mold the students into ideal citizens when they leave the school’s premises someday. Cleanliness is one of the most important lessons that a school could teach a student. There will come a point in his or her life when he or she will not have anyone to clean up things for her anymore. With this, cleanliness should be learned. It should be part and parcel of the individual’s life.

To make sure that the virtue of cleanliness is taught well, a school should maintain cleanliness. But because of the FOG (fats. Oils, grease) problem that the United States is experiencing, this task was proven to b extra challenging. Schools in the US have large canteens to seat and feed their students and staff. Naturally, a large amount of food has to be prepared each day. This accelerates the increase of FOG in the school grease traps. When the traps are unmaintained, FOG overflow occurs. Many schools tend to neglect their grease traps because of all the other tasks that have to be done. The poor maintenance has convinced the US government to mandate the school administrations in the country to abide by the grease ordinance. The ordinance requires the school administrations to secure and install grease traps within their premises. The traps should have permits and should be properly maintained regularly. Inspection should also be performed by assigned employees so that a regular pump out schedule can be established.

The school canteen produces a lot of FOG. There should be a school grease trap elimination campaign started to help resolve the FOG crisis. It isn’t an easy task to do especially when there are other activities that should be accomplished in such a limited number of school days in a school year. The students and staff should be motivated to aid in the proper collection and disposal of the grease materials. The administration could provide leak-proof receptacles in major corners of the canteen. The students and staff could just scrape off their greasy leftovers there. When the receptacle is full, it should then be sealed and disposed of properly. It may take a longer break period because the students have to form another line again but the end results will be worth it.

School grease trap elimination also involves the efforts of the kitchen staff. Their wash area should have drains that are fitted with fine food meshes and strainers that could catch the smaller bits of food and grease. These practices done by students and staff should significantly contribute to school grease trap elimination. Without large amounts of FOG in the traps, there will be no FOG overflows to be anxious about.

Another way to help in school grease trap elimination is to use bacteria in cleaning or maintaining the grease trap. Bacteria are very effective in consuming and digesting the solid wastes and FOG in the grease interceptors. They convert these substances into less harmful forms and completely eradicate them. Even the foul smells in the traps are eliminated. This results to a clean school environment that everyone could enjoy and appreciate. Besides, learning is much better if done in a FOG overflow-free school setting.

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