Fats, Oil, and Grease

Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) are byproducts of cooking and come from foods such as cooking oil, butter, lard, fats and oil from cooked meats, food scraps, mayonnaise, sauces, and much more. 

When FOG gets poured down the drain, it can cause blockages in sewer pipes leading to sewer overflows that send untreated sewage into your home, business, or the environment.

See how protecting your pipes and the environment begins with you and your kitchen!

The Facts
  • The EPA estimates that there are at least 40,000 sewer system overflows each year.
  • According to SC DHEC, over the last 10 years in South Carolina, an average of almost 600 overflows are reported each year. This poses a huge threat to our water quality, public health, and community funds. 
Free grease can
  • FoRR is offering a limited number of FREE grease cans to the public! Please contact [email protected] to claim yours and protect your pipes today. 
Who to call
  • If you see a sewer overflow within the City of Greenville limits during normal business hours, please contact the Public Works Department at 864-467-4335 for assistance. For after-hours and weekend emergencies, please call Police Dispatch at 864-271-5333 for assistance.
  • If you see a sewer overflow within Greenville County limits, please call ReWa at 864-299-4004 for assistance.
  • Unsure if the area is within City or County limits? Check the address HERE!

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