The City of Anaheim, along with other Orange County Cities, is mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board to develop a program that will reduce or eliminate fats, oils, and grease (FOG) discharges to the public sewer system.
It was once common practice to dump fats, cooking oils, and grease (also known as FOG) down the kitchen sink. However, this practice leads to significant problems - both in your pipes and the City sewers. FOG slowly coats the inside of the pipes until they become clogged. Unable to flow through the pipes, sewage then backs up into your property or overflows in the street, where it poses a health and environmental threat.
Resources for food service establishments are available to download using the links on the left side of this page. Simple steps that residents can follow are outlined below:
- Scrape food from dishes and utensils into the trash prior to washing.
- Never pour fats, oils, or grease down the drain.
- Put fats oils and grease into a sealable container. Add an absorbent material like used coffee grounds, paper towels, or kitty litter.
- Seal the container and place in the trash (your black trash barrel).