What is the Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Program?

Oneida County has developed a formal, enforceable fats, oils, and grease (FOG) program with the input of the municipalities that make up the Oneida County Sewer District. This program will improve water quality and eliminate sewer overflows and backups by limiting the amount of FOG that enters the sanitary sewer system. As a foodservice establishment, your cooperation is a vital component of this program’s success. Download our commercial brochure for more information.

Why does this matter to me?

As a foodservice establishment, there are a number of ways in which you can help alleviate the FOG problem in the sewer system. Responsible foodservice establishments participate in this program by correctly implementing the following procedures:

  • Properly install the correctly sized grease trap or interceptor
  • Institute regular trap/interceptor cleanings to ensure proper function
  • Keep a log with trap/interceptor cleaning dates and invoices
  • Train staff on proper FOG disposal techniques

How can I keep FOG from going down the drain?

With proper training, foodservice establishment staff can help a business save money on FOG cleanup costs. Some tips include:

  • Wiping excess FOG and scraps into the garbage
  • Contracting with a third party to sell excess liquid cooking oils for reuse

Get More Info on the FOG Program

If everyone does their part, together we can keep the Mohawk River clean!

Fats, Oils & Grease in Commercial Settings