Business FOG

Prevent FOG

Food service businesses use grease removal devices to separate FOG from their wastewater. Keeping FOG out of the sewer system helps avoid dangerous sewage spills and costly cleaning.

  • Grease removal devices work best when serviced regularly.
  • Pump-out and service reports sent to the City quarterly meet compliance monitoring and limit business and grease removal device inspections.

How to Properly Clean a Grease Removal Device (Video).

Preferred Pumper Program

Most food service businesses hire a pumping company to clean out and maintain their grease removal devices.

  • Using a service provider from the City’s Preferred Pumper Program is recommended.
  • Preferred Pumpers meet certain service requirements and send service reports to the City.

Tips to Reduce FOG

  • Scrape solids from cookware and dishes, then dry wipe to remove excess food and grease before washing.
  • Recycle grease and oil.
  • Check grease removal devices often to make sure they are properly pumped and maintained.
  • Never pour grease and oil into sink or floor drains.