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The Town of Cary adopted a Fats, Oils & Grease Control Ordinance in 1998 to curb sewer system overflows from accumulation in lines. The ordinance applies to restaurants and other non-residential facilities where food is prepared or served.
When cooking fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they tend to collect and stick to household plumbing and sewer lines. Over time blockages occur that lead to sewer backups, sometimes causing sewage to overflow from plumbing fixtures or sewer system manholes.
The FOG Control Ordinance requires food preparation and service facilities to control fats, oils and grease with properly sized grease interceptors that are cleaned regularly.
Information for Residential FOG Control and Recycling Program
Help keep our sewer lines functioning properly. Learn how to properly dispose of your fats, oils and grease and what to do if you have a sewer blockage in the home.
Information for Commercial Establishments
- What to do if you have a sewer blockage
- Best management practices for dealing with fats, oils and grease
- How Grease Interceptors Work
- Inspection fee for food service establishments
- How fats, oils and grease block a pipe
- How blockage affects the sewer system
- How sewer overflows can lead to fish kills
- Illegal Disposal Presentation [PDF; Contact staff to request PowerPoint version]
- Example Grease Interceptor Service Record
- Commercial FOG Management
- Grease Interceptor Service Variance
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