FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) for Your Household

FOG can cause your sanitary sewer system to overflow into your home, your yard and your neighborhood. Prevention is key.

Keeping our drains fat free is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Can the Grease: Pour used cooking grease into an empty, heat safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer. Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.
  2. Scrape Your Plate: Wipe all pots, pans, dishes, and cooking utensils with a paper towel prior to washing to absorb the grease.
  3. Catch the Scraps: Eliminate using the garbage disposal. Catch food scraps in your sink with a basket or strainer and toss them into the trash or compost bin.

Residential Fryer Oil Disposal

Dispose of up to five gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit at the SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station, 3136 Woodland Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504. Tuesday & Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For additional information click here or call SPSA: 757-961-3981 or Norfolk Cares: 757-664-6510.

Thank you for keeping Norfolk sewers grease free!

Find out more information about Norfolk’s FOG Program by contacting us:

Phone: 757-620-2688
Fax: 757-441-5639
Mail:  City of Norfolk, 6040 Waterworks Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502

24 HR Water & Sewer Emergency #757-823-1000

To request a presentation, brochures, posters, fight the fat lids, sink strainers or other public information services, please call 757-664-6730 or email