Fats, Oils and Grease Management Program (FOG)

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What are Fats, Oils, and Grease?

Basic information about fats, oils, and grease
FATS OILS GREASE
Solid at room temperature
Liquid at room temperature
Turns to liquid during cooking, but solidifies when cooled
Butter, shortening, margarine
Vegetable oil
Gravy
Peanut butter
Canola oil
Mayonnaise
Meat trimmings
Olive oil
Melted meat fat
Uncooked poultry skin
Corn oil
Bacon and sausage
Dairy: Cheeses, milk, cream, sour cream, ice cream
Cooking oils
Boiled poultry skin
  1. Residential
  2. Commercial

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Keeping our drains fat free is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Can the Grease – Pour used cooking grease into an empty, heat-safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer.  Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.

2. Soak up – Remaining oils and grease with an absorbent material such as a paper towel and throw it into your garbage.

3. Scrape Your Plate – Wipe all pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils with a paper towel prior to washing to absorb the grease.