Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)

When food service providers improperly dispose of fats, oils and grease, byproducts may end up in wastewater treatment plants and stormwater systems. FOG buildup in pipes can become as hard as concrete and may completely block pipes, resulting in back-ups of raw sewage and/or flooding.

Local Grease Haulers

Are you looking for a better way to recycle or dispose of your fats, oils and grease?  View some local hauler and recycling companies that may be able to help.

FOG

Related Documents

FOG Facts

  • FOG clogs are caused when fats, oils or greases are dumped down the sewer lines. Once there, they can harden along pipe walls.
  • FOG pollution is also caused when FOG from leaking or overfilled recycling containers leaks or is hosed into storm drains.
  • Clogs can result in sewage overflow, health hazards, and environmental problems like water pollution.
  • Over 75% of sanitary sewer systems are working at 50% capacity due to FOG clogs.
  • FOG clogs cost the United States an extra $25 billion tax dollars a year.
  • You can save money with the proper use of a grease trap/interceptor or a disposal service. Sewer repair fees and cleanup costs can be much greater than a hauler's service fees.

Was this page helpful for you? Yes No