The City of Memphis Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) Program currently monitors over 3000 Food Establishments through inspection and regulation. This FOG program is a proactive approach to protect the sanitary sewer system from the negative effects caused by the introduction FOG. Grease blockages are a primary cause of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO’s). In an effort to help reduce SSO’s the FOG program conducts inspections to ensure food establishments are properly servicing and maintaining their grease removal equipment.
Along with the inspection program a public education campaign has been initiated to help educate our citizens on proper grease disposal. Billboards and bus transits signs are displayed around the City promoting proper grease disposal. A recycle program has also been initiated at the Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Center, phone (901) 636-6851 extension 1, for citizens of Memphis and Shelby County to properly dispose of grease and cooking oil generated in their homes.
If you have questions or concerns about the program, please contact the City of Memphis FOG Program at (901) 636-4301.