Fats, Oils and Grease Program

Fats, Oils and Grease Program:

Grease introduced into sewer mains is one of the leading causes of stoppages creating sanitary sewer overflows. As part of the Town of Boone’s wastewater collection system permit, the State required the Town to develop a program to reduce and/or eliminate grease discharged into the system. Our program is a combination of education, regulation and enforcement. 

Personnel work with field crews to identify problem areas and contact customers to educate them on how to minimize grease discharged to the system. We work closely with our Building Inspectors to ensure proper sizing and installation of grease interceptors are utilized to help reduce grease discharges. A Fats, Oils, and Grease Section has been added to the Town of Boone Water and Sewer Use Ordinance and a Best Management Practices Manual is available from the Jimmy Smith Wastewater Treatment Facility that can assist in achieving the desired goals of our department. 

Required Participants:

  • Restaurants
  • Food Counters
  • Cafeterias
  • Bars/Clubs
  • Hotel/Lounge Kitchens and Bars
  • School Kitchens
  • Nursing Home Kitchens
  • Day Care Center Kitchens
  • Hospital Kitchens
  • All Other Establishments where
  • Grease can be Introduced into the
  • Collection System

Prevention and Good Housekeeping Tips:

  • Deposit liquid and solid food scraps into the garbage or composting bin, not the disposal.
  • Don't pour hot grease into the drain. Wait for it to cool then dispose of it in the garbage.
  • Dry wipe utensils, dishes and other surfaces prior to washing
  • Educate your family on proper grease disposal

More information can be found in the Town of Boone Grease Prevention Brochure (PDF) or Email Anna Willis