Residential FOG Prevention
The Residential Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Recycling Program encourages residents to keep FOG from entering the wastewater system. If poured down the drain, FOG can solidify and clog sewer pipes. This can potentially cause backups and overflows that harm the environment and damage homes and businesses.
Instead of pouring used cooking oil down the drain, do the following to prevent sewer backups and recycle your FOG:
Soak up the cooled FOG with a napkin or paper towel, include it with your food waste, and place it in your Organics Cart for curbside collection.
- Pour the cooled FOG into a sturdy container (such as a milk jug or coffee tin) and place it in your Mixed Waste Cart for curbside collection.
- Pour the cooled FOG into a sturdy container and bring it to the Orange Coast College Recycling Center, located on Adams Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Fairview Road.
Additional FOG Resources:
For more information, please visit our FOG FAQs webpage.