The Do’s and Don’ts of FOG


  • Place cooled oil and grease into trash bins or covered collection containers.
  • Be aware of the “hidden oils” such as salad dressings, cheese, cookies, pastries, sauces and gravies.
  • Scrape food scraps from dishes into trash bins.
  • Manually wipe off all visible fats, oils, grease and food residue from dishes and cookware into trash bins.
  • Use a strainer in the sink to collect excess food particles.
  • Clean up grease spills with absorbent material and place into trash bins.
  • Encourage neighbors to help keep fats, oils and grease out of the sewer system.


  • Don’t pour oil or grease down the drain.
  • Don’t scrape food scraps down the drain.
  • Don’t pour liquid foods (syrups, batters, gravy, etc.) down the drain.
  • Don’t run hot water over greasy dishes, pans or fryers – it will not prevent FOG from sticking to the inside of the pipes.
  • Don’t use chemicals to remove grease clogs; they can damage the piping system.
  • Don’t rely on a garbage disposal to get rid of grease.