Fats, Oils and Grease Program FOG

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program

Commercial Requirements

  • Improper disposal of FOG from cooking creates problems for both business owners and City of Pleasanton maintenance crews if the sewer system plugs.

  • The City of Pleasanton wants to work with businesses to help create a clean, environmentally friendly atmosphere that will maintain a positive image and profitable experience.

  • Food service establishments must install either a grease inceptor or trap.
  • Grease interceptors shall be inspected at least monthly and maintained to ensure no collection system blockage but at a minimum once every two months.
  • Grease traps shall be inspected and maintained no less than bi-weekly.
  • Inspection/maintenance records shall be kept for at least two years and submitted to the City by 6/30 and 12/31 of each year.  
  • Use only a State-registered Transporter of Inedible Kitchen Grease to service your grease removal device.

Residential Requirements

Fats, oil and grease are present in many items. Cooking oils, condiments made with oils, meat juices and fat are examples.

  • Do not pour FOG down the drain. Doing so will clog sewer pipes.
  • Place FOG in a disposable container and dispose of it in the garbage.

  • Place all food scraps in the green waste recycling cart where they will be processed into rich compost material for gardening, landscaping and farming.

For more information, contact swalker@cityofpleasantonca.gov