Swepsonville Living

The FOG Program

The FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease) Program

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) discharged by residential, commercial, institutional and industrial users present a significant problem for the Town's wastewater collection and treatment system. FOG can clog residential as well as Town collector sewer lines and lift stations causing sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). FOG also has the potential to disrupt the effective operation of our wastewater treatment plant.

To prevent FOG from entering the wastewater collection and treatment system you can:

  1. Collect grease in a container and dispose of it in the garbage. Grease can also be mixed with an absorbent such as coffee grounds, used paper towels, or cat litter in a lidded container and placed in a trash receptacle.
  2. Scrape grease and food scraps from cooking/serving ware for grease collection.
  3. Place wastebaskets in the bathroom to dispose of non-wastewater items, i.e disposable diapers, condoms, and personal hygiene products.
  4. Encourage neighbors to help keep FOG out of their drains as well.
  5. Do not pour oil or grease down the drain or toilet.
  6. Do not dump greasy or oily food waste into the drain.
  7. Do not use the toilet as a waste basket.
  8. Do not use the sewer as a means to dispose of food scraps.