FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease) - Food Service Establishments

The City of Norfolk has a program designed to partner with Food Service Establishments FSEs to help ensure Grease Control Devices (GCD) are in place and properly maintained.

FSE are required to: 

  1. Register all GCDs (traps and interceptors) with the City of Norfolk Dept. of Utilities Water Quality FOG Program Manager.
  2. Have at least one employee become certified/maintain Best Management Practice (BMP) Certification.
  3. Keep all GCD/Yellow Grease Container cleaning and disposal logs onsite for at least 3 years.

The following links offer additional information on the FOG program, registration, certification, maintenance and cleaning/disposal logs. All website materials may be printed or electronically distributed for use under the following conditions: the content is used for informational and non-commercial purposes only and the content is not modified.

How to Clean a Grease Control Device

GCD Certification & Maintenance

Grease Control Device (GCD) Cleaning Tutorial

  • View an informational video about cleaning and maintaining your Grease Control Device (GCD).

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