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Grease Management Program

Grease Management Program

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) disposed of incorrectly can have severe unintended consequences. Oils and grease poured onto the ground can be harmful to pets and can attract pests, while oil or grease poured into the sink or storm drains pollutes local bodies of water, harming wildlife.

Grease makes its way into city sanitary pipes when you dispose of oil, butter, dairy or other everyday cooking products down the sink.

For Residents

Grease disposed down your kitchen sink clogs drains and creates sewer backups. Blocked sewer pipes can cause raw sewage overflow in your home, your neighbors’ homes or in parks and streets. Grease may lead to an expensive cleanup and plumbing repair bills at your expense.

Tips to Maintain Grease-Free Drains

  • COLLECT grease in a container once cooled and dispose in the trash. For very oily liquids, mix with dry wastes such as kitty litter, paper products or other absorbent materials. 
  • REMOVE grease or oil from your pans with a paper towel before washing.
  • DISPOSE of food scraps in the trash and minimize garbage disposal usage.
  • NEVER pour grease or oil down the drain.

St. Petersburg's Good Neighbor Guide to Grease Disposal

For Businesses

Wastewater discharges containing high concentrations of fats, oils and grease from restaurants and other food handling facilities contribute to more than half of the blockages or overflows in the City's wastewater collection system.

To effectively address the issue, the City developed a Grease Management Program, including a grease management ordinance to establish uniform permitting, maintenance and monitoring requirements for controlling the discharge of grease from food service facilities into the city's wastewater collection system and commercial grease haulers.

Forms for Food Service Facilities:

For more information on the ordinance or the Grease Management Program,  please call 727-892-5622 or email Grease@stpete.org.

Grease Haulers

These businesses have agreed to provide services to food service facilities.
Grease Haulers List updated June 2016
 
Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the City of St. Petersburg. When contracting with a grease pumper, it is in your best interest to find out how the contractor will dispose of the waste. Obtain references from other businesses that use their services. Poor disposal practices cause problems, which include odors, the creation of rodent habitats and potential threats to groundwater and surface waters.

Forms for Grease Haulers

For more information on the Registered Hauler Program, call 727-892-5622 or email Grease@stpete.org.

Disposal Sites for Grease Pumpers in Pinellas County:
Pinellas County Utilities F.O.G. Facility
10901 28th Street North
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716
727-464-7507
Grease Depot Inc.
3805 126th Ave. N.
Clearwater, FL
727-571-1999

Permits for Haulers can be obtained from Pinellas County Utilities at 727-582-2379 or UTLOP97@co.pinellas.fl.us.

 

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