What is it?
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) are cooking byproducts from meat, gravy, cooking oil, dressings, butter, lard, shortening, margarine, and other foods.
How does it affect our system?
FOG hardens as it cools and coats the inside of our pipes, causing blockages or backups. The Town of Gibsons Public Works crew has ongoing issues with FOG building up in our system. Grease in pipes and our treatment plant increases user costs.
What can you do about it?
Do not put any Fats, Oils, and Grease down the sink, and make sure your business’s grease interceptor, which helps trap the grease before it reaches the system, is installed and properly maintained.
According to the Gibsons Sanitary Bylaw, commercial restaurants and garages are required to install and maintain a grease interceptor.
Who can install and maintain Grease Traps?
Grease traps must be maintained to function properly. Depending on the size or the grease trap, maintenance can be performed in house or contracted out. There are several local contractors available for grease trap installation and maintenance.
Where can I learn more?
Any other inquiries, please contact Town Hall at 604-886-2274