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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Cut Through the FOG

Cut Through the FOG:

  • grease removal deviceMinimizes 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 final clarifierswaste discharged. Food service establishments can reduce rates by:                 

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

Contact Us

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

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Cut Through the FOG Fact Sheet

June 2013 fact sheet update

Rate Options

Information about current rates and calculating rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions about Cut Through the FOG

Rules and Regulations

Cut Through the FOG administrative rules and code

Multi-language FOG Fact Sheets

Spanish, traditional Chinese and Vietnamese versions

And Now For Something Really Disgusting

This is what it looks like when grease clogs sewer pipes

Contact Us

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

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