Fats, Oils & Grease (F.O.G.) comes from preparing food in residential homes as well as food manufacturing sites as well as food service facilities, aka restaurants. F.O.G. is also generated at car wash facilities and auto repair shops.
F.O.G. consists of meat fats, lard, cooking oils, shortening, butter/margarine, food scraps, baking goods, sauces/salad dressings and dairy products. Automotive service facilities, to include car washes generate F.O.G. as a byproduct from repairs and services.
Improperly disposing of F.O.G. down sink drains and straight into the wastewater system can cause blockages in your private plumbing as well as City infrastructure, resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's). To learn more, click here.
The City of Temple offers recycling opportunities for specific types of grease and many different oils. Visit the Recycling page or contact our Solid Waste office for more information.
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