FOG stands for Fats, Oils, and Greases. Restaurants, or Food Service Establishments (FSEs) produce FOG during food preparation. FOG is caught in grease traps, so that the grease can be gotten rid of.
There are environmentally friendly ways to dispose of FOG, and there are easy, but damaging ways to get rid of FOG. Easy but damaging ways consist of throwing it in the trash, where it will end up in a dumpster. Even more damaging, and common, is throwing it down the sink where the grease builds up in the pipes, quickly damaging and breaking the pipes.
FOG Management is encouraging effective grease traps, and giving the grease it collects to companies that convert FOG into biofuel. This is a win for the FSEs helping them save money, for the town by not having to replace pipes as often, and for the environment by re-purposing ‘trash’ into fuel that we use everyday.