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Fats, Oils & Grease
FOG is an ever growing (abatable) problem that can affect anyone at any time. We can reduce or eliminate this problem by following a few simple kitchen BMP’s (Best Management Practices). There are two categories of links listed below, for Norfolk customers and food service establishments.

Norfolk Residents & CustomersDispose FOG properly
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. The following links offer information on FOG and how to keep it out of the drains.

Food Service Establishments (FSE’s) Fats, Oils and Grease Can Clog Pipes
The City of Norfolk has a new program designed to partner with FSE’s to help ensure Grease Control Devices are in place and properly maintained. Also, to ensure kitchen BMP’s have been implemented and are being followed.

Two new requirements for the FSE are: 1) All Grease Control Devices (traps and interceptors) will be registered with the City of Norfolk FOG Program Manager; and 2) At least one employee will be Kitchen BMP Certified. The following links offer additional information on the program, including log forms, maintenance information, etc.

Norfolk FOG Resources


Web Page Links

Residential FOG Disposal
Click here for a video explaining how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease in your home. 

Grease Trap Cleaning Tutorial
Click here for an information video about cleaning and maintaining your grease trap.

*Documents available in Chinese and Spanish by request.

Find out more information about Norfolk's FOG Program, by contacting our office at (757) 441-5678.