Food, Oils, and Grease Program (F.O.G.)

The Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G.) program is designed to keep Gurnee’s sanitary sewer pipes clean and reduce the number of back ups. This is accomplished through the use of grease interceptors. A grease interceptor is required on any carwash facility and any facility which processes, sells, or serves food.  

The Utility Division currently maintains a database of all grease interceptors within the Village. This database contains the business information, maintenance, and/or repairs made to the interceptors. The Utility Division performs visual inspections of the interceptors throughout the year to ensure they are operating and functioning properly.  There are well over 100 grease interceptors within the Village inventoried in the F.O.G. program.