What is F.O.G?
They are found in common food and food ingredients such as, meat fats, lard, oils, butter, margarine, milk, cream, sauce, gravy, dressings, and food scraps. Restaurants and other food service establishments are a significant source of F.O.G. because of the large amount of grease used in cooking and other food preparation.
Why is F.O.G management important?
It is important to properly maintain and dispose F.O.G. to avoid potential environmental concerns, which may result in violations and possibly, costly fines. Grease hardens when cooled, along with fats and oils, forming globs that stick to walls inside of sewer pipes. This restricts wastewater flow and can clog the pipes leading to sewer overflows into parking lots, streets and even into your home or business. These substances can also cause grease in-flow into LCU’s Water Reclamation Facilities, as well as coat pipes, manholes, wet wells and other County facilities, depriving the system of its capacity.
What is a grease interceptor and how
does it work?
Grease interceptors are located outside buildings and will trap floating grease/food waste and prevent it from entering the sewer system.
What is a grease trap and how does it
Grease traps are usually located inside a building. It collects grease/food waste before it enters the plumbing system.
Who is responsible for submitting maintenance
reports to BSI?
You are responsible for ensuring that you or your hauler file all Oil and Grease Interceptor maintenance report.
What information do I need to submit
Grease interceptor/trap maintenance reports are filed via BSI Online
Information you will need to submit report(s):
- Facility Information
- Enter the facility name or address of where the maintenance was performed.
- Interceptor Information
- The details of the interceptor or trap (Type, Size, Location).
- Pumping Company Information
- The pumping or hauling company that performed the maintenance.
- Disposal Information
- The disposal facility, measurements, repairs made (if any) and when the maintenance was performed.
What if I am unable to find my facility
If the facility you are looking for is not in the list, please use this form
to have it added to our system. Once added we will contact you and then you can return to fill out the report.