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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service - Fats, Oil and Grease

Environmental Assistance and Customer Service

Fats, Oils and Grease

The Grease GoblinFood service providers are constantly looking for new and better ways to meet the demands of their customers while cutting costs and minimizing overhead expenses. One of the ways an establishment can increase overall efficiency and save money is through improved management of its waste stream.

The Green Plan for the Food Service Industry is designed to help commercial and non-commercial food service providers reduce waste generation, practice pollution prevention and conserve energy and natural resources. Small changes to current operations can lead to large savings and can make the difference between long-term profit and loss.

Three problematic waste streams facing food service providers are:

  1. Oil and Grease

    Residual fats, oils and grease (FOG) are byproducts that food service operators must constantly manage. Sanitary sewer systems are neither designed nor equipped to handle the FOG that accumulates on the interior of municipal sewer collection system pipes. FOG can lead to costly and dangerous sewer backups in a facility and overflows out in the community. Learn how to better manage FOG by keeping the material out of the plumbing system.

  2. Food Waste

    Each year, millions of tons of food waste are disposed of in landfills. Learn how to implement a food rescue or recycling program and keep these valuable resources from going to waste.

  3. Solid Waste

    Waste disposal is an expensive prospect for food service operators and costs are increasing. Learn how to save money and resources by implementing a 3Rs program (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) in your establishment

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