Excess fats, oils & grease (FOG) are a problem in Telluride's sewage collection and treatment system. The proper disposal of FOG is very important!
Please take the time to follow these simple rules:
Dry wipe pots, pans and dishware with a paper towel prior to dishwashing
Do not put food waste down the drain
Recycle cooking oil or pour it onto a paper towel or newspaper
Make sure everyone in your home knows how to dispose of FOG properly
Problems caused by FOG disposal:
it creates a hazard for our Wastewater Operators
it increases the risk of a sewer backup in your home
it increases the risk of a sewer overflow at the wastewater plant
Food Service Establishments
Any food service establishment that introduces fats, oils or grease into the drainage and sewage system is required to have a grease control device. There is a FOG Management Ordinance in place to help prevent the introduction of FOG into the municipal waste stream.