How often are you cleaning your restaurant’s grease trap? If you don’t know, you could be in violation of Oregon’s laws, and you may need to pay for all of the hours it takes sanitation workers to free clogs and … Continue reading
Used Restaurant Deep Fryer Cooking Oil Disposal Tips
Portland restaurants are required to have items within their kitchen areas that prevent fats, oil, and grease (FOG) out of the sewer lines. When FOG is poured down a drain, they cling to the sides of pipes, which creates blockages … Continue reading
How Is Used Restaurant Cooking Oil Recycled?
Pouring used cooking oil down a drain is not allowed. It can lead to substantial fines and clog city sewer lines with the solidified grease. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) will combine with materials that residents flush or put down drains, such as flushable wipes, paper towels, and eggshells and form large clumps known as “fatbergs.” Continue reading
How Restaurants Dispose of Used Cooking Oil
One of the biggest environmental hazards restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, and other food service companies produce are fats, oil, and grease (FOG). When it enters a stormwater drain, it can kill aquatic animals. Within your pipes or the city’s sewers, the fat builds up leading to blockages that create sewer backups and overflows. Those issues are not only environmental hazards and costly to cities, but they’re also dangerous to people as bacteria and fecal matter back up into homes and water bodies. Continue reading