Rental Owners


Stop the Clog. Stop the Headaches.

Are you dealing with sewer backups and overflows on your properties? It’s costly, headache-inducing work. Worse yet, it’s a drain on maintenance resources.

Often, the cause of these problems is fats, oils, and grease (FOG)  improperly disposed of by tenants. When FOG is dumped down the drain, it can harden inside pipes and create massive clogs, causing messy backups and overflows. That creates unhappy tenants . . . and unexpected costs for rental owners and property managers.

We have a better way!

Stopping the Clog starts with educating your tenants. They don’t always understand that improperly disposing of FOG, even in small amounts, can have a huge impact on your property’s sewer pipes. By teaching them a few preventive steps and disposal methods, you can help prevent this messy problem:


Building Awareness Together

Together with the California Apartment Association and its members, the Sacramento Area Sewer District is implementing an awareness campaign about clog prevention and proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease. Please take advantage of the resources on this website to educate your tenants about how they can help Stop the Clog!


FOG Disposal Tips & Tools for Rental Owners & Property Managers

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about FOG

FOG Materials Order Form

General information

How FOG Clogs Pipes

[click on image to enlarge]Just as fat accumulates and causes blockages in human arteries, oil and grease solidifies and accumulates in household pipes, restricting the flow of wastewater and causing sewer backups and overflows.

How it starts: Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) separates from other liquids as it goes down your drain. The FOG cools and sticks to household pipes and sewer pipes.

A matter of time: Over time, pipes become clogged and sewage flow becomes restricted.

Nowhere to go but back: The clogged pipe eventually backs up and floods your home with wastewater. Or it causes it to overflow onto the street.


Cooking Oil Recycling
Check out these facilities for disposal of used cooking oil.

Region: Sacramento

City of Sacramento Curbside Pickup (city residents only)

Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station HHW Facility
Website | Map
8491 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento
(916) 379-0500
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Region: Folsom

Call (916) 355-8397 or visit to schedule a pick-up.

Region: Elk Grove

City of Elk Grove Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC)
Website | Map
9255 Disposal Lane, Elk Grove
(916) 627-3232
Hours: Sunday–Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Region: West Sacramento

West Sacramento Curbside Pickup
Website | Map
Request used oil containers, filter bags, and curbside pickup.
(916) 844-1508

Region: Unincorporated Sacramento County

Curbside Collection: Available for county residents on their regularly scheduled garbage/recycling day. For packaging requirements and more information, please visit Sacramento County’s Waste Management and Recycling website or call (916) 875-5555.

North Area Recovery Station HHW Facility
Website | Map
(916) 875-5555
4450 Roseville Road, North Highlands
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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