Your food truck is great at making yummy food but does it remove waste correctly?

Opening a full-fledged restaurant might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The locomotive alternative, mobile food business or food trucks as we know it is on the rise. But with a food truck business comes the responsibility of adhering to the correct waste disposal process, so you must consider an ideal waste management plan.

When food truck owners finally open their very first food truck business, dealing with food waste and water waste disposal might not be a priority. However, getting an approved waste disposal system is imperative to avoid problems with anti-food truck regulations. The issue is food truck businesses risk losing their vending license if a proper waste storage system is not implemented.

Apart from that, it is essential to dispose of food waste and wastewater correctly for maintaining hygiene and environmental safety. As such, the trash from your food truck should not block any sewer hose or sewer systems unless you want to face a messy situation.

So, today let’s discuss the best ways to remove wastewater from your food trucks.

How To Remove Waste And Water From A Food Truck?

1. Get To Know About The Disposal Rules And Regulations

For any kind of food waste disposal system, there are sure to be specific guidelines unique to your area. The people at the local council would be the right ones to guide you with the regulations and waste management instructions. While it’s true that the solid and wastewater disposal system will vary across regions, there will usually be a standard process for managing solid waste.

If you are in Sydney, you will have to showcase the food truck for approval on design and general inspection. The management will check the structure and note if there is a designated waste disposal facility before approving the truck.

According to state law, water waste, solid waste, and other waste should have arrangements for storing within the truck before disposing of entirely. So, make sure your truck has a proper waste management system in place.

2. Invest In The Correct Waste Management System

After checking to see if your food trucks comply with the mobile food vending regulations, make the necessary changes without delay. Very few food trucks will risk ignoring the regulations by the local health department or council, and neither should you.

Among a few other things, make sure you have purchased the correct tank for collecting waste. The wastewater tank should be big enough for the daily water and food particles output. After this, you need to check for the correct hose that will connect to the external disposal system.

If your food trucks have a grease trap, then you’re in luck since it won’t be necessary to install special tanks to contain FOG. But it’s recommended to check for leaks even if you have a grease trap or all other contraptions in place.

3. Look Into The Approved Disposal Facilities

Make note that councils already have a designated dumping point that is used to contain the wastewater from food trucks. Most food truck businesses will collect the waste and adhere to the approved wastewater system. But, a few careless businesses may release the waste in non-commercial drains, or worse, use the street as a dump station.

These sloppy practices are extremely unhygienic and can promote the growth of disease-causing bacteria, not to mention the rodents it can attract. So, instead of releasing the waste in garbage cans or sewers, wastewater generated should be let out into a grease interceptor. This way, you can ease waste disposal while also maintaining the cleanliness standards required of restaurants.

Ideally, food trucks must have a ground-level channel and a pipe to connect the wastewater tank of the truck into a proper tank drain. In case such a system is not yet in place, you can use buckets to carry wastewater to compartment sinks until an appropriate waste system is set up. As for solid waste, use a garbage can or designated storage to collect the trash.

To transport the waste to the dumping area, you could use large litter cans and chip boxes to make do for the time being.

Additional Tips For Disposing Waste And Water 

One thing you should stress on achieving is keeping the sewer hose close to the dump area so that none of the waste spills around. The hose valve should be closed when you connect it to the dump station hole, and once you are sure everything is in place, open the cap to check if the wastewater flows smoothly.

It’s best to keep things clear from your end because the water and sewage departments are adept at identifying the core cause of any tank problems. If they track the issue down to your wastewater tanks, you could be at risk of incurring substantial fines. So, avoid the unnecessary hassle by checking the waste-collecting mechanism you currently operate on and following the guidelines to the T.

Final Words

In conclusion, it is a good idea to stay in the good books of the health and sanitation department. This is because failure to comply with the Local Government General Regulation of 2005 and other laws can cost you a lot of money in fines. And no food truck business owner would be happy losing hard-earned money, especially when it can be easily avoided.

However, if you are unable to manage waste and water disposal on your own, consider hiring professional rubbish removers to help out. Or you can get in touch with us and we’ll help with all types of rubbish removal for your truck.

So, feel free to contact us today for a free waste collection quote. Happy recycling!