Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Program

This program works to prevent sewer line blockages through education and enforcement of proper FOG management. Approximately 25% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are caused by FOG blockages. SSOs are discharges of raw sewage that can harm both human health and the environment.

Below are links to printed materials, as well as a short video demonstrating Best Management Practices (BMPs) geared toward facilities for FOG management:


Phone: (716) 858-8383 (8:00AM-4:00PM: Voicemail available after hours for non-emergencies)
24-hour emergency service: (716) 823-8188 (4:00PM-8:00AM)

Environment and Planning
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 10th Floor - Room 1034
Buffalo, New York 14202

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