Trap The Grease (FOG)

Trap the Grease

Join the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District in the fight against sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's). Being a part of the solution is as easy as following some standard practices around the kitchen.


Check out the Do's and Don'ts of FOG.

DON'T DO
Wash food scraps (solid or liquid) down the drain, dump them in the toilet, or grind them up in the garbage disposal.
Use mesh drain strainers to catch solid food scraps for disposal in a trash can.
Pour liquid food scraps, e.g. sauces, milkshakes, into a container and place in the trash can.
Wash contents of soaking pots and pans down the drain.
Scrape plates over the trash can or dry wipe with a paper towel.
Pour used oil down the drain.
Pour used oil into a container with a top (the original if available) so it can be reused, recycled, or placed in the trash can for disposal.
Pour hot grease (including poultry skimming) down the drain.
Pour cooled grease into a grease can or other container for disposal and/or absorb with paper towels or newspaper.
Pour grease down the storm drain.
Pour cooled grease into a container, seal it and place it in the trash.

Mesh drain screens, paper towels and original oil containers are good tools for fighting FOG.

Other ways to be a part of the FOG solution include reporting any illegal dumping or spills immediately. You can also help by educating your neighbors and others in your community by sharing this website.