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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Can it Scrape it Trash it (Issue #180)

The best way to manage Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) is to keep it out of the plumbing system in the first place!

The following useful tips for reducing problems with FOG are intended for commercial customers (but may also apply to residential customers as well):

  • Train all kitchen staff for grease disposal and the impacts of grease accumulation in the sewer.
  • Do not pour, scrape, or otherwise dispose of fats, oils, or grease into the sink or drains.
  • Collect fryer oil and store in barrels for recycling.
  • Dump mop water only to drains connected to your grease treatment system.
  • Use absorbents to soak up spills containing fats, oils, and grease (FOG).
  • Do not put food (including liquid food) including milk shake syrups, batters, and gravy down the drain.
  • Use strainers on sinks and floor drains to prevent solid material from entering the sewer.
  • Post “NO GREASE” signs near sinks and drains.
  • If you have an automatic grease recovery device (GRD), empty the collection pan before it becomes full.
  • Wastewater generated from duct/range filter cleaning must be routed through the grease treatment system.
  • Provide regular refresher training/discussion for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease for all employees.
  • Inspect grease abatement devices/interceptors after pumping to ensure adequate cleaning was performed.

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