Fats, Oils and Grease

Cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG) can clog the pipes in your home and in our wastewater system and cause sewage to back up into your home, yard, street and waterways. Not only will you have to pay a plumber to fix things, JEA will have to pay for these cleanups, too, which can lead to higher utility bills.

Running hot water and turning on your garbage disposal while you pour grease down the drain does not work. The grease will still clog your pipes.

How to Properly Dispose of Fats, Oil and Grease

  1. Pour cooking grease into a used can.
  2. Seal the can in a plastic bag.
  3. Put the plastic bag in the trash or recycle it for biofuel (keep reading below).

JEA's Commercial Fats, Oils and Grease Program

Keep your customers happy and your kitchen healthy! Any food service establishment or commercial/institutional kitchen that is connected to the JEA sewer system is required to participate in the Commercial Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) program. Our Commercial FOG Program helps you navigate:

  • Facility requirements
  • Grease trap maintenance
  • Best management practices

About the Commercial FOG Program

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