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Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Resident Guidelines

You can help avoid sewer overflows, backups and costly repairs at home:

Find a FOG Drop Off Location
Avoid a Clog Brochure
Fats, Oils, Grease Residential Outreach Card
Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: March 1st, 2021 @ 7:53 AM

Handle Kitchen Oil in 3 Easy Steps: Pour, Scrape or Wipe, Toss!

  • Pour cooking oils and grease into a compostable container (half gallon max) with a lid
  • Remove remaining FOG by scraping greasy pans and absorbing oil with a paper towel
  • Dispose of these items in your green compost cart (if available) or garbage
  • To recycle larger amounts of FOG, please take it to a local FOG drop-off location
  • Review the EBMUD Avoid A Clog Brochure
  • To report Sewer Overflows, call OAK311 by dialing 311 or (510) 615-5566, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. If after hours, then press 0 for the Standby Crew.