Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program

Virginia Beach Department of Public Utilities' Fats, O​ils, Grease (FOG) Ordinance was adopted in 2009 marking the beginning of the FOG Program. The FOG Program is designed to provide you with the proper tools and knowledge to prevent sanitary sewer pipe blockages that cause backups and sanitary sewer overflows.

There are a number of ways you can help reduce the amount of FOG entering the sanitary sewer system. Simply follow these best management practices in the kitchen to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease. By doing so, you will help preserve the environment, our economy, and our health.

Atención: Inspectores de  cumplimiento del programa mantecas, aceites y grasa están realizando inspecciones formales de las instalaciones cada año. Para satisfacer el cumplimiento de requisites, por favor revisar Cumplimiento con el Programa de Mantecas, Aceites, y Grasas y compartir la información con sus empleados.

​FOG Newsletter

The Fall 2014 edition of the FOG Program Quarterly Newsletter​​ can be found here. It provides basic program information and requirements. Historical newsletters are available on the Forms and Documents page. If you have any additional questions or suggested future topics please send an email to fog@vbgov.com

​Food Service Establishments (FSE)

FOG Program Compliance Inspectors are conducting formal annual inspections of facilities. To help you meet the compliance requirements, please review the Compliance Guide for Food Service Establishments

Click on this link to view a Grease Trap Cleaning Tutorial

​Section 28-76 (d) of the FOG Ordinance requires that each FSE has at least one FOG Certified Employee. The FOG certified employee training is free and available online.

Flow Control Device

A common missing component of the grease control device is the flow control. All under-sink, in-floor and exterior under 500 gallon grease control devices require a properly vented flow control device to preform properly as per the manufacturer. 

​FOG Recycling Resources

Residential:   SPSA  City Landfill

Commercial: ​Valley ​Proteins  Griffin Industries  Greenlight Biofuels  J&J Enterprises