FOG - Fats, Oils, and Grease

Pasco County FOG Program Mission Statement

The FOG Program mission is to educate the public and the Food Service Establishments (FSE) that produce the byproducts know as Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) on the proper capacity, management, and operations and maintenance of the wastewater collection system.

For more information, please call 727-847-2411 ext. 2049


Protecting Our Sewer Systems from FOG

  1. What is FOG?
  2. What Should I Know About FOG?
  3. How Can I Minimize FOG At Home?
  4. Residential Cooking Oil Recycling Locations
  5. Other Ways to Protect Sewer & Septic Systems

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) are byproducts of food preparation, meat cutting, and cooking. FOG can be found in meat fats, oils, shortening, butter, margarine, sauces, and dairy products.



FOG for Business

  1. Overview
  2. Grease Trap and Interceptor FAQ
  3. How Can I Get More Information?

The Pasco County FOG Program is required to identify and verify all businesses in Pasco County that have the potential to potential to impact the wastewater collection system. The FOG Program is required to inspect businesses annually by performing unannounced on-site visits to evaluate waste management practices.  The on-site visits include an evaluation of the proper capacity, management, and operations and maintenance of interceptors/pretreatment devices that impact the wastewater collection system.