When you are running a commercial kitchen, dealing with fats, oils and grease becomes very common. But disposing of them appropriately while being compliant with the laws is a bit of challenge. Because when FOG flows down the sink, it cools down due to the low temperature of water and transforms into a semi-solid waste

Hello Blog Readers, BOURBON STREET SURPRISE   Lumps of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in the storm drains was discovered during work on the very busy Bourbon Street after a bad smell was reported.  Workers found that some restaurants had access to the storm drains and the foul smell was from the FOG waste collecting

FATBERG STRIKES AGAIN

Another stomach churning FATBERG! A Fatberg that blocked a high street hairdresser’s toilets was so big that it stretched the full length of the high street in Cheltenham….now if that isn’t reason for concern over the state of our drainage systems what is? Engineers spent eight hours unclogging the slimy blockage in Cheltenham last month. 

GREASE GUARDIAN FOG BLOG

Hello Blog Readers, GREASE TRAPS AND FATBERGS Water companies regularly carry out CCTV surveys and some very strange objects have been discovered in pipes and sewers. No grease traps have been reported yet! A 600 pound alligator was discovered in Texas, a bicycle, half a mini cooper car and false teeth are some of the

Hello Blog Readers! GREASE GUARDIAN Grease traps/grease interceptors are designed to separate Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) waste from waste water. The water from kitchens and restaurants containing FOG enters the Grease Guardian and solids are collected in a strainer basket.  FOG will rise to the top of the tank as it is lighter than

Hello Blog Readers! PALM OIL FATBERG FOUND ON DUBLIN BEACH Fingal County Council has issued a warning for walkers to be on the lookout for palm oil fatbergs after they were spotted in Fingal, Dublin. Walkers have been warned to keep dogs away from the palm fatbergs as they can be dangerous and toxic to

Hello Blog readers! REDUCE FOG AND FOOD WASTE Reducing waste and recycling is a concern for food outlets, supermarkets, restaurants and households.  Each year 13 billion pounds of food is thrown away.  The average household throws out between £470 – £700 worth of food each year! Supermarket stores have now introduced methods to reduce the

GREASE TRAPS AND FOG WASTE

COOKIES, DRAINS AND GREASE TRAPS Cookie dough is a much loved snack but one local authority in the Mississippi area is not as keen on the treat.  A water service company has reported a number of blockages in the area as a result of cookie dough being washed down the drains.  The cookie dough waste

FOG WASTE PROGRAMME

Hello Blog Readers! WHAT’S COOKING IN QUEENS Residents in the Queens area of New York are cooking up a big problem.  The area has problems with blockages in the sewer due to large quantities of cooking oil being poured down sinks and drains.  Grease waste is responsible for around 60 percent of blockages and back-ups

Hello blog readers! GREASE TRAPS Grease traps are a common feature in restaurants and busy food outlets.  Grease traps or grease removal devices work by separating Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) from waste water.  Reducing the amount of FOG waste entering drains and sewers is important and reduces the risk of flooding, back-ups and foul