Liquid Waste Program
The Liquid Waste Section of the Pretreatment & Laboratory Services Division performs inspections of grease generating facilities such as restaurants and other food services establishments. The program:
The City ordinance for liquid waste transportation in Dallas City Code, Volume I, Chapter 19, Article X regulates transportation and disposal of liquid waste including disposal of grease waste and installation and operation of grease traps respectively.
Liquid Waste Transporter Permitting
The Liquid Waste Section permit, monitors, inspects, and regulates liquid waste haulers and transporters. A liquid waste transporter operates a vehicle for the purpose of transporting liquid waste such as septic, grease, grit trap wastes and used motor oil.
A transporter must obtain a permit from the Liquid Waste Program to operate a vehicle for the purpose of transporting non-hazardous liquid waste within the Ccity limits. A separate permit is required for each vehicle operated. To obtain a permit you will need to:
Reciprocal Inspections - The Liquid Waste Section implemented reciprocal inspection program with the surrounding cities such as Fort Worth and Grand Prairie for liquid waste transporters. The transporters are regulated by the state and local governments where they operate for hauling septage, oil and grease. Many of the liquid waste transporters are operating in areas that cross city boundaries. The cities all agreed to accept each others transporter inspections thus saving time and fuel for the transporters.
Truck inspections are conducted every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon by appointment at the Pretreatment and Laboratory Services Division office located at 1020 Sargent Road, Building #5 Dallas, TX 75203. Contact the Liquid Waste Section for an appointment. Vehicles are inspected for the following items (see Vehicle inspection requirements):
A liquid waste transport permit will not be issued to an applicant until the appropriate fee is paid. The permit fee is $220 per vehicle for each vehicle operated by the applicant. Each permit must be renewed annually. Stickers for the permit must be prominently displayed on the rear side of the vehicle.
Manifests System – Trip Tickets
One of the responsibilities for all of Liquid Waste Transporters is to use the City of Dallas’s manifest system (Dallas City Code, Volume I, Chapter 19, Section 19-123), consisting of a five-part trip ticket, used to control the transporting and disposal of all applicable liquid waste generated in the City Of Dallas. It is the responsibility of the transporter to insure that all manifests are filled out properly. The manifests are due by the 10th of each month.
Trip ticket books may be purchased at Pretreatment and Laboratory Services Division, Liquid Waste Section located at 1020 Sargent Road, Excess Flow Station, Dallas, TX 75203, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm for $10 per book. Each book contains 25 manifests.
Excess Flow Station – Disposing Septage Waste
Dallas Water Utilities accepts septage waste from septic tanks or portable sanitation by TCEQ/City of Dallas permitted liquid waste transporters at the Excess Flow Facility located at Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1020 Sargent Road, Dallas, Texas 75203. The hours of operation are 8:00 A.M. to 3:40 P.M. Monday through Friday. Loads are tested and must be accompanied by a City of Dallas manifest. Fees are billed monthly and include.
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