Municipal FOG Control Programs
Las Vegas, Nevada (Pain-in-the-Drain)
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) has developed a guide titled Best Management Practices for Non-residential Direct and Indirect Discharges of Grease to the Public Sewer System.
NYC DEP has also developed a brochure titled What You Should Know About Preventing Grease Discharge into Sewers – Guidelines for New York City Businesses.
Additionally, NYC DEP has developed a brochure titled Grease Disposal Tips to Help the City’s Environment.
The California Fats, Oil, and Grease Workgroup has developed a comprehensive website containing technical guides, outreach materials for food service residences and facilities, and a collection of FOG control laws and regulations. The workgroup is formed within Tri-TAC, a technical advisory committee representing municipal wastewater management agencies in California.
The North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance provides the information contained on the following website. The site provides comprehensive restaurant best management practices (BMPs), numerous fact sheets and slide presentations focusing on restaurant FOG management, and an example municipal sewer use ordinance to control FOG. Of particular interest is the multi-lingual outreach material. Visit this website.
The Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies provides the information contained on the following Web site. The site contains a fats, oil and grease best management practices manual information, pollution prevention, and compliance information for publicly owned treatment plants developed by Brown and Caldwell.
King County Washington’s Interagency Resource for Achieving Cooperation (IRAC) provides the information contained on the following Web site. The site is a link to a document titled A Guide to Restaurant Grease Management – A Regulators Desk Reference. www.govlink.org/hazwaste/publications/irac_grease.pdf
A pocket guide/brochure is also available from IRAC at the following Web site
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provides the information contained on the following Web site. The site contains tips for reducing FOG impacts from homes, apartments, and commercial kitchens as well as a model standard for a grease ordinance.