Fats, Oils and Grease

Cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG) can clog the pipes in your home and in our wastewater system and cause sewage to back up into your home, yard, street and waterways. Not only will you have to pay a plumber to fix things, JEA will have to pay for these cleanups, too, which can lead to higher utility bills.

DID YOU KNOW?
Running hot water and turning on your garbage disposal while you pour grease down the drain does not work. The grease will still clog your pipes.

How to Properly Dispose of Fats, Oil and Grease

  1. Pour cooking grease into a used can.
  2. Seal the can in a plastic bag.
  3. Put the plastic bag in the trash or recycle it for biofuel (keep reading below).

Recycle Fats, Oil and Grease for Biofuel

What to do with leftover frying oil? Recycle it to be turned into biofuel. Use the map below to find a recycling station close to you.

View JEA Used Cooking Oil Recycling Stations in a larger map

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Stations
JEA and Metro-Rooter provide cooking oil recycling stations at several Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department stations so that customers can recycle their used cooking oil and grease.

Apartment communities, condos and homeowners associations
Multi-family communities are also eligible to participate in the JEA Used Cooking Oil Recycling program. Qualifying communities receive a recycling station, in which residents can deposit used cooking oil and grease. A recycling company collects it and then refines it into biofuel and animal food. 

Customers may also drop off used cooking oil and grease at the following locations: 

JEA's Commercial Fats, Oils and Grease Program

Keep your customers happy and your kitchen healthy! Any food service establishment or commercial/institutional kitchen that is connected to the JEA sewer system is required to participate in the Commercial Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) program. Our Commercial FOG Program helps you navigate:

  • Facility requirements
  • Grease trap maintenance
  • Best management practices

About the Commercial FOG Program

Beware of the Fatberg

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It congeals and seethes beneath the streets, growing with every flush, blocking toilets and breaking sewer pipes. It’s everything you flush — but shouldn’t.

Prepare Yourself for the Invasion of the Fatbergs