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 and maintained at least monthly.

- 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.  

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 FOGS down the drain. Doing so will clog sewer pipes.

  • - Place these items 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