FOG Programs

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.
Residential & Multi-Family FOG

The City provides no-cost FOG kits to Wood Village community members. If you would like a kit, please contact City Hall at (503) 667-6211 or email City Hall.

Household Sewer Sources

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine

Common Sources of FOG from Homes

  • Butter, margarine, shortening and cooking oil
  • Food scraps with grease, butter or oil
  • Meat fat, juices and gravy
  • Dairy products

Do Not

  • Never pour grease down sinks or toilets!
  • Don't run hot water over dishes, pans, and griddles rinsing oil and grease down the drain
  • Don't flush any type of wwipe down the toilet

Dispose of Grease Properly

  • Scrape food waste into your garbage can or compost.
  • Wipe pots and dishes to remove grease before cleaning.
  • Put your FOG in a disposable container, freeze it, then place it in the trash.