Categories for FOG Pollution

5 Easy Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Grease You Use

March 17, 2023

5 Easy Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Grease You Use There are many easy ways to reduce the amount of grease you use. By doing so, you can help minimize FOG effluent that enters your kitchen’s grease trap and also save you money by reducing the frequency of grease interceptor cleaning. 1. Get A Grease Trap A grease trap prevents fats, oils and grease from clogging sewer pipes. These wastes will inevitably cause blockages and lead to backups, or sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). Grease traps work by using water to cool the wastewater so that it separates out fats,... View Article

How Do Oil and Grease Affect the Environment?

March 3, 2022

Here at Safeway Used Oil and Grease, we specialize in the safe and environmentally friendly removal and recycling of fats, oils and grease (FOGs). It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it! But what is oil and grease pollution? This post will help answer this question and teach you how to ensure FOGs from your kitchen don’t end up harming the environment. Why are FOGs such a problem? Let’s start by covering why dumping FOGs down the kitchen sink is such an issue. In addition to being toxic to wildlife, FOGs turn into solids once they cool down.... View Article

What Is FOG Pollution?

September 7, 2018

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are produced in commercial kitchens and restaurants in abundance. FOG encompasses the leftover grease and fatty substances from cooking oil, butter, meat, milk and other fatty products. While they are natural, FOG materials can have hefty consequences on sewer systems if they are not disposed of properly. FOG pollution occurs when fats and oils are dumped down the sewer system with water and the oils and fats cause problems within the pipes and wastewater treatment facilities. FOG pollution can have disastrous and costly consequences, which is why FOG waste removal is now so heavily regulated... View Article

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