FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease)

The City of Wadsworth has implemented a program to actively control the amount of fat, oil and grease (FOG) that is being discharged into its sanitary sewer system. Fat, oil and grease can have a profound negative impact on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Many national fast-food restaurant chains already participate in FOG recycling programs and ensuring that grease traps and grease interceptors are properly installed and maintained.

The grease trap maintenance is usually performed by employees of the establishment. Grease interceptor (GI) maintenance, however, is usually performed by an outside permitted hauler or recycler who will remove the entire volume (liquid and solid) and dispose of the material in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.

Food Service Establishment Reviews

City employees periodically visit food service establishments in the City to review their methods of grease retention and to check records indicating proper maintenance and disposal. Food establishments must complete the City's survey (PDF) return it to John Clark, Wastewater Division Superintendent.

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