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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Cut Through the FOG

grease removal deviceCut Through the FOG:

  • Minimizes impacts to Portland's sewer collection and treatment system from fats, oil and grease (FOG) and other food waste
  • Shifts costs to the sources of FOG and food waste pollution and offers technical assistance and information to help Portland food service establishments meet requirements for reducing FOG and food waste discharges
  • Protects property, water quality, and public health

On January 1, 2012, the city began phasing in new rates for food service establishments based on the volume of food waste discharged. Food service establishments can reduce rates by:                 

  • final clarifiersInstalling and maintaining grease interceptors
  • Removing food grinders under sinks
  • Donating or composting other food waste

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Send us a message online or call Cut Through the Fog
at 503-823-7093.

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Why is Cut Through the FOG important?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Rules and Regulations

Cut Through the FOG administrative rules and code

And Now For Something Really Disgusting

This is what it looks like when grease clogs sewer pipes

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Send a message to Cut Through the FOG staff or call 503-823-7093