F.O.G Program

Fats, Oils, and Grease

The EPA estimates that at least 10,350-36,000 sanitary sewer overflows occur per year in the USA, with approximately 47% of the backups being grease- related. Proper disposal of grease helps keep your pipes and Chelsea Sewers flowing freely. This reducing costs for sewer repairs and helps prevent sewer backups into basements. 

Here is how you can help us:

  • Wait for FOG to cool after cooking, and then throw away or recycle it by placing it in a reusable container.
  • Scrape food scraps from dishes into garbage. Avoid using your garbage disposal.
  • Use a paper towel to soak up remaining grease.
  • Do not put dairy products down the garbage disposal or drain. The fat in milk and cream also contributes to FOG blockages.
While the actions of an individual household might contribute small amounts of pollution, the combined impact of a neighborhood or community can have a serious cumulative effect.