Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
In 2004, a new Georgia law was enacted that regulates the grease hauling and processing industry. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has created rules relating to this law, and is currently accepting applications from haulers to become registered to haul grease in the state. Visit http://www.georgiafog.com/ to register, see the original bill, and related EPD rules and regulations. Click on the links below for a list of registered haulers and a map of their service regions.
Registered Commercial Waste (Grease) Haulers
Map of Service Regions
Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) waste generated by the food service component of the hospitality industry creates a huge burden on waste water infrastructure and water treatment facilities throughout the state. If you are a food service or lodging provider, implementing pollution prevention in your operations can help you:
- Reduce the environmental impacts of your operations, thereby reducing your regulatory requirements and paperwork headaches.
- Save money!! Waste is created out of inefficiency, and inefficiency is expensive!
- Create a “green” image and a competitive edge. There is growing demand for ecotourism and environmental responsibility, and industry surveys have found consistently that your environmental efforts, if made visible, will be noticed and appreciated by your customers and will not be perceived as being cheap or reducing services. They will thank you for your efforts and tell their friends about the unique experience they had with your establishment! What better marketing can you get?
To address this issue, P²AD has prepared a series of fact sheets and a poster for food service establishments. These materials are available below. To order print copies, call (404) 651-1650.
Best Management Practices for Fats, Oils and Grease (PDF, 105KB)
Food Service Waste Reduction (PDF, 121KB)
Restaurant Oil and Grease Rendering (PDF, 120KB)
Oil & Grease Definitions (PDF, 59KB)
Managing Food Materials (PDF, 121KB)
Grease Trap 101 (PDF, 184KB)
Grease Goblin Poster (English) (PDF, 73KB)
Grease Goblin Poster (Spanish) (PDF, 72KB)
Grease Goblin Poster (Chinese) (PDF, 158KB)
Grease Goblin Poster (Korean) (PDF, 142KB)