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Fats Oil & Grease


Fats, Oils, & Grease.

Say No to FOG

FOG is the acronym for Fats, cooking Oils and Grease.

When these materials are dumped or washed down a sink they can block sewer pipes in your home. Blocked sewer pipes can be expensive to fix. In addition, FOG can also block City sewer pipes which can cause sewage to overflow into storm drains that empty into our beaches. If sewage reaches our beaches, it can lead to beach closures for health and safety reasons.


What do I do with Fats Oils & Grease?


greasy pot

check markClean greasy pots and pants first by wiping them with newspaper or paper towels before washing. Place the greasy newspaper or paper towels in your trash container.

check mark Allow hot grease poured from pans to harden in a cup or container on the stove or
in the refrigerator or freezer. Once hardened, scoop the solid FOG onto a newspaper or other paper product and dispose of it in the trash.

used oil

check markPour used cooking oil (once it has cooled) into a container with paper towels, coffee grounds , or other absorbent material. Close the container and place in the trash.

check mark Do NOT wash Fats, Oils and Grease down the drain!

check markTake large amounts of FOG to:

Orange County Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Center
1071 N. Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 834-6752