Waterwise: FOG Disposal


Avoid putting Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOGs) down the drain to prevent clogs.

Residential customers should cool and contain FOGs in leak proof containers for disposal in the trash.

City of Scottsbluff restaurants and businesses with oil traps are required to have traps cleaned once containment reaches 20% or more of capacity. Monthly maintenance is reported to the City each quarter and annual inspections by the City to check traps are conducted per City Code.

Waterwise Wednesday: Get out of the FOG

Photo © Stephane Tougard

Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) clog pipes similar to the way they clog arteries. FOGs coat the inside of pipes, harden, and build up layers until a pipe is clogged.

Dispose of FOGs correctly. Cool grease after cooking then put into a bag or other sealable container that can be put in the trash.