Fats, oils and grease

No Cooking Oil or Grease down the drain!

No Cooking Oil or Grease down the drain!

Cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG), if washed down the drain clog pipes, which can lead to sewage back-ups at home, your business or in the community's sewer pipes and into San Francisco Bay. 

Residential cooking fats, oil and grease (FOG)

To reduce grease-related problems at home:

  • Scrape plates before washing to reduce FOG in your sewer pipes. Email cleanbay@ebmud.com to order a free FOG scraper.
  • Place large quantities of cooking oil in sealed containers. Pour out the oil at a residential cooking oil drop-off location.

Select a residential cooking oil and grease drop-off location

For additional drop-off sites, please search BayWise.

Local sewer system agency contact information

EBMUD treats wastewater for nine communities in its wastewater service area. The sewer systems are owned by the local communities.

  • Get more tips below in the Residential Fats, Oil and Grease brochure.
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Residential FOG Brochure PDF 1.7 MB

Commercial restaurants grease control

EBMUD helps restaurants and other food facilities control grease. Get free information about best management practices, grease trap maintenance and grease interceptor maintenance.

Please contact us by email at cleanbay@ebmud.com or call (510) 287-1651 for more information. For more information about your community sewer system, contact your local sewer system agency.