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Correctly Train Your Employees
And avoid fines, lost business, and cleanup costs

Are you and your employees correctly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG)? If not, it could cost your business in a big way, as well as harm the environment.

When disposed down the drain, fats, oils, and grease cause sewer backups and overflows. This can damage your business and property, as well as foul local waterways.

Use the information and materials offered in this section to train your staff and keep your establishment clean and productive!

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Best Practices for Food Service
As an owner/operator, here's what you should do . . .

Are you and your employees correctly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG)? If not, it could cost your business in a big way, as well as harm the environment.

When dumped down the drain, fats, oils, and grease cause sewer backups and overflows. This can damage your business, property, profits, reputation, and local waterways.

Conduct Employee Trainings
Use our free Employee Training Materials and Video to educate your employees about proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease.

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Food Service Training Materials

Food Service Training Materials

Want help implementing a Stop the Clog training program at your food service establishment? Use our free information kit and video to educate your employees about proper handling and disposal of FOG.

You’ll benefit by:

  • Avoiding expensive clean-up costs and penalties
  • Avoiding the loss of business due to sewer backups and overflows
  • Keeping your place of business and the environment clean
  • Preserving your reputation as a safe food service operator
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FOG Frequently Asked Questions

Are fats, oils, and grease (FOG) a real problem?

Yes! FOG is responsible for more than half of SASD’s sewer problems. When poured down the drain, FOG clogs the sewer system and causes backups or overflows. The result:

  • Property damage
  • Increased customer rates
  • Health and environmental hazards
  • Increased maintenance for cleaning messes and replacing sewer pipes

How does FOG create a sewer blockage?

When poured down the drain, FOG cools, solidifies, and floats to the top of other liquids in sewer pipes. The FOG layer sticks to the sewer pipes and, over time, restricts wastewater flow. It can then cause a sewer backup or overflow.

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