Fats, Oils, Greases (FOGS)

Fats, oils and grease can clog wastewater collection and treatment systems, causing sewage spills, manhole overflows and/or sewage backups in homes and businesses.  Animal- and vegetable-based oil and grease generated by restaurants and fast-food outlets are a big part of the problem.

To help restaurant managers and owners deal with oil and grease responsibly and economically, the City of Bellevue offers instructions for installing and maintaining grease traps and interceptors, as well as information about local haulers and recyclers who deal with oils and grease. These instructions were adapted from the Fats, Oils and Grease Best Management Practices Manual produced by Brown and Caldwell for the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies.

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