Fats, Oil & Grease Program

The South Hadley Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Program was enacted to protect residents, businesses, and the environment from sanitary sewer backups and overflows resulting from the accumulation of FOG material in the sewer system. These backups and overflows can be a serious health concern, and depending on the severity of the incident, costly to clean up. The South Hadley FOG Program focuses on commercial Food Service Establishments, stipulating minimum maintenance and reporting requirements for grease removal devices required under the Massachusetts Uniform Plumbing Code and local regulations. None of the above impose any requirements on residents, however most of the Best Management Practices for commercial kitchens can be applied to home kitchens as well.

Maintenance logs are due April 15th and October 15th of each year.