FOG Program

photo of cooking oil disposalFats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

The Residential Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Recycling Program encourages residents to keep FOG from entering the wastewater system. If poured down the drain, FOG can solidify and clog sewer pipes. This can potentially cause backups and overflows that harm the environment and damage homes and businesses.

Instead of pouring used cooking oil down the drain, do the following to prevent sewer backups and recycle your FOG:

  • Pour the cooled FOG into a compostable bag and place it in your Organics Cart for curbside collection.
  • Pour the cooled FOG into a sturdy container (such as a milk jug or coffee tin) and bring it to the Orange Coast College Recycling Center, located on Adams Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Fairview Road. (Note: The Orange Coast College Recycling Center is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
 Temporary FOG Drop-off Service 

 Due to the Orange Coast College Recycling Center's current closure, CMSD will be temporarily collecting residential FOG at its headquarters.

Available Nov. 30 - Dec. 30, 2020

Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

290 Paularino Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (located in the trash enclosure at the far end of the parking lot; follow signage and instructions)

Additional FOG Resources:fog pipe


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