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Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
Fats, Oils & Grease - FOG

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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 (up to five gallons) is collected at the Division of Waste Management, 1176 Pineridge Rd. (ONLY LOCATION)Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For additional information, call 757-664-6510. 

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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 grease control devices (traps and interceptors) with the City of Norfolk FOG Program Manager 
2. Have at least one employee Kitchen BMP Certified.

The following links offer additional information on the program, including log forms, maintenance information, etc.

Documents
Web Page Links


Grease Trap Cleaning Tutorial
Click here for an informational 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.