The City of Daytona Beach's Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program has one simple mission: to protect its sewer system and local environment from FOG pollutants. In the program's first year, the city’s FOG program eliminated almost 200,000 gallons of FOG from entering the its sanitary sewer system! Moving forward, these numbers will only increase!
In accordance with the Land Development Code Article 7, Section 2p.10, the city adopted its EPA-mandated FOG program. The purpose of this program is to regulate FOG discharged by Food Service Establishments (FSE) and other FOG producing businesses. Wastewater discharges containing high concentrations of FOG significantly contribute to prevent blockages or overflows from the city’s wastewater collection system that could create public health and environmental issues.
To prevent the improper disposal of FOG pollutants, all public and private facilities which utilize the city's sewer system and discharge FOG are required to install and maintain a separation device and participate in the Daytona Beach FOG permitting process. Such facilities include, but are not limited to, commercial and institutional kitchens of any kind, car washes, gas stations, bars and certain factories.