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Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
"Fats, Oils & Grease - Can it!"


Residential Customers 
FOG in the sanitary sewer will solidify and build up over time, eventually causing the sewer to overflow into the street, your yard, or even your home. It is important that everyone make every effort to keep FOG from going down the drain.

Keeping our drains fat free is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Can the Grease
Pour used cooking grease into an empty, heat safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer. Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.

2. Scrape Your Plate
Wipe all pots, pans, dishes, and cooking utensils with a paper towel prior to washing to absorb the grease.

3. Catch the Scraps
Eliminate using the garbage disposal. Catch food scraps in your sink with a basket or strainer and toss them into the trash or compost bin.

Residentially-Generated Fryer Oil Disposal
(Limit disposal up to five gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit) is collected at the
SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station
3136 Woodland Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
Tuesday & Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
For additional information click here  or call SPSA: 757-961-3981 or Norfolk Cares: 757-664-6510

Food Service Establishments (FSE’s) Customers
The City of Norfolk has a program designed to partner with FSE’s to help ensure Grease Control Devices are in place and properly maintained. 

FSE are required to:
  1. Register all GCDs (traps and interceptors) with the City of Norfolk Dept. of Utilities Water Quality FOG Program Manager
  2. Have at least one employee become certified/maintain Best Management Practice (BMP) Certification.
  3. Keep all GCD/Yellow Grease Container cleaning and disposal logs onsite for at least three years.

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The following links offer additional information on the FOG program, registration, certification, maintenance and cleaning/disposal logs.

Best Management Practices
GCD Sizing & Registration
GCD Certification & Cleaning

Grease Control Device (GCD) Cleaning Tutorial

  • Click here for an informational video about cleaning and maintaining your grease control device (GCD) trap.

*Documents available in Chinese and Spanish by request.

Thank you for keeping Norfolk sewers grease free!

Find out more information about Norfolk’s FOG Program by contacting us:
Phone:  757-441-5678   ext. 229   Fax:  757-441-5639
Mail:  City of Norfolk, 6040 Waterworks Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502
24 HR Water & Sewer Emergency #757-823-1000