Fats Oils Grease (FOG) Program

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Food waste, grease, cleaning solvents, mop water and trash from restaurant operations often make their way into the Orange County storm drain system, polluting local waterways. Follow these best management practices to prevent pollution and protect the environment.

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  • Clean floormats, filters and garbage cans in a mop sink, floor drain or proper outside area, not the parking lot, alley, sidewalk or street.
  • Pour washwater into a janitorial or mop sink, not outside in the parking lot, alley, sidewalk or street.
  • Use non-toxic cleaning products.
Grease & hazardous materials:
  • Recycle grease and oil, instead of pouring it into sinks, floor drains or into a parking lot or the street.
  • Dispose of all unwanted tactic materials like cleaning products through a hazardous waste hauler. These items are not trash.
  • Use dry methods for spill cleanup, by sweeping and using cat litter instead of hosing down the area.
  • Have spill containment and cleanup kits available for possible spills on your property. To report serious toxic spills, call 911.
Outside maintenance:
  • Keep dumpster lids closed and the areas around them clean. Do not fill with liquid waste or hose them out. Call your trash hauler to replace any dumpsters that leak.
  • Sweep outside areas regularly and put the debris in the garbage, instead of sweeping or hosing it into the parking lot or the street.
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If you have questions regarding our FOG program feel free to call (714) 229-6741. 

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