Fats, Oils & Grease

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Keep fats, oil, and grease (FOG) out of your drains and prevent sewer backups in your home and neighborhood! To learn more, click on the tabs below.

  1. What FOG Is
  2. Why It Is a Problem
  3. The Do's and Don'ts of FOG
  4. Tips for Businesses Managing FOG

FOG is fats, oils, and grease that can build up in sewer systems.

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FOG can come from different sources, the most common are:

  • Baked goods and baking products
  • Butter or margarine
  • Cooking oil
  • Dairy products:
    • Cheese
    • Ice cream
    • Milk
    • Sour cream
    • Yogurt
  • Food scraps
  • Meat and meat fats
  • Sauces, salad dressings, mayonnaise
  • Shortening or lard