Fats, OIls & Grease

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Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)

When food is cooked, prepared, or served, FOG coats the utensils, cookware and dishes it comes into contact with.  As FOG is washed down the drain, it cools, solidifies, and adheres to sewer pipe walls.  Over time, deposits of FOG build up and eventually block flow through pipes.  Clogged sewers pipes can cause raw wastewater to back up into homes and businesses, or overflow into our streets and waterways.  Such unsanitary conditions are dangerous to public health and the environment, and are very expensive to correct.

Used Cooking Oil Disposal
Large quantities of used cooking oil, such as used oil from a turkey fryer can be collected in a sealed container and taken to the City of St. Augustine Wastewater Treatment Plant at 501 Riberia Street for recycling.  Call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 904-825-1055 or email envirocomp@citystaug.com for more information.   

Commercial FOG Program
All food service establishments and commercial kitchens connected to the City's sewer system are required to participate in the City of St. Augustine Fats, Oils and Grease Program.  Click here for information on regulations, requirements and information regarding the City's Commercial FOG Program.