Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Restaurant Guidelines

Restaurants and food service establishments can help avoid sewer overflows, backups and costly repairs by following these guidelines

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Best Management Practices
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Grease Control Device Brochure
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Grease Trap Maintenance Service Log
Date Posted: August 31st, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
Last Updated: February 20th, 2020 @ 3:20 PM

By following these guidelines, restaurants and food service establishments can help avoid sewer overflows, backups and costly repairs:

  • Observe the Best Management Practices suggested by EBMUD
  • Restaurants and food service establishments should install used oil recycling containers and grease control devices to prevent FOG from entering the sewer
  • Used oil recycling containers and grease control devices should be emptied regularly by a liquid waste hauler
  • A service log should be kept and made available to an EBMUD inspector