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"Fat Free" Sewer Systems With Food Scrap Collectors

“Fat Free” Sewer Systems With Food Scrap Collectors

“Fat Free” Sewer Systems for Lake Tahoe with Food Scrap Collectors The discharge of fats, oils, and greases to the sanitary sewer system is an important environmental and public health issue. Fats, oils, and greases (called FOG for short) build up in sewer lines over time, restricting the capacity of the pipes. Attempts to keep …

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Commercial Garbage Disposals Banned in New York City Food Service Establishments

Commercial Food Waste Disposers Banned in New York City

Commercial Food Waste Disposers Banned in New York City Currently, residential households are allowed to dispose of food waste using food waste disposers (FWDs), also known as garbage grinders. However, Food Waste Disposers are not allowed to be installed or used in commercial establishments (i.e., restaurants) or institutional uses (i.e., hospitals, universities, etc.). Commercial Food …

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Sewers Are Getting Clogged with Grease From Commercial Disposals

Sewers Are Getting Clogged with Grease From Commercial Disposals

Sewers Are Getting Clogged with Grease From Commercial Disposals It’s estimated that 544,000 gallons of grease slip down Seattle’s drains each month, enough to fill seven large swimming pools. Most of it comes from dirty dishes and food waste, and it’s a problem. In the last five years, grease-clogged pipes caused about one-third of Seattle’s …

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NC State Researchers Study FROG Problem in Sewer Systems From Grease Traps

NC State Researchers Study FROG Problem in Sewer Systems From Grease Traps

Team Conducts Tests on Fat, Roots, Oil and Grease Blocking Sewer System There is a FROG problem in the sewer systems. No, it’s not the croaking kind but the slick, matted kind. The accumulation of fat, roots, oil and grease (FROG) in sanitary sewer collection systems can lead to sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Ongoing sewer …

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Do Commercial Garbage Disposals Gum Up Sewers?

Do Commercial Garbage Disposals Gum Up Sewers?

Do Commercial Garbage Disposals Gum Up Sewers? Flick the switch and a commercial garbage disposal will growl as it gulps down food scraps in your 3 compartment sink. Commercial garbage disposers churns food scraps into tiny particles that slip easily down the drain. But some wastewater officials say commercial garbage disposal units encourage restaurants and …

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