Get your free FOG cup and reduce the risk of sewer back-ups when you properly dispose of cooking fats, oils and greases

Get your free FOG cup and reduce the risk of sewer back-ups when you properly dispose of cooking fats, oils and greases

The City of Kingston, Kingston Fire & Rescue, and Utilities Kingston are partnering to make FOG cups available to residents, at no charge.

Cooking oil, butter and margarine, meat fats, salad dressings, sauces, and gravies are all types of fats, oils and greases (FOG). When poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet, they solidify and build up inside plumbing pipes, creating a sewer back-up risk in your home. Use the cups to keep FOG out of the drain and put them into the Green Bin where they belong.

The cups and lids are compostable, BPI certified, and approved for use in the City’s Green Bin program. Residents are encouraged to use these cups to properly dispose of cooking FOG.

How to use the FOG cup

  1.     Pour cooled grease, fat or lard into this cup.
  2.     Store the cup (with lid on) in your fridge or freezer.
  3.     Let the FOG solidify and then place this cup (and lid) in your Green Bin for disposal.

We encourage residents to consider these other ways to properly dispose of cooking FOG:

  • DO wipe out greasy pots, pans, and utensils with paper towel before putting them into the sink. Soiled paper towels can be disposed of in your Green Bin.
  • DO place grease and food scraps into your Green Bin. If you don’t have a FOG cup, you can absorb FOG using newspaper or paper towel, before placing it in your Green Bin. You can also use a cup made of 100 per cent paper, but be aware this could leak. Let all material solidify before you place it in your Green Bin. 

Learn the do’s and don’ts of proper FOG disposal.

Find out how to dispose of other waste items by using the City’s waste lookup tool.  

Protect your home from a sewage back-up and learn what not flush.

Kingston Fire & Rescue is taking this opportunity to remind residents: A stovetop fire can start in a flash! Never leave your cooking unattended. If a pot catches fire, slide a lid over the pot and turn off the stove. Never put water on a grease fire or try to move the pot to the sink. Learn more.

Get your FOG cup today

Free FOG cups can be picked up at the following locations (limit of three per household):

  • NEW LOCATION! At City Hall, 216 Ontario St., Payment Centre, Monday to Friday - from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • At Utilities Kingston’s main offices, 85 Lappan’s Lane, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • At the Kingston Area Recycling Center, 196 Lappan’s Lane, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • At Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Headquarters, 500 O’Connor Dr., Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you can't make it to one of these locations, we also intend to make the cups available at community events we are involved in - so please stay tuned!

The standard limit for individual households is three cups. Condo or apartment building owners/managers can contact ApartmentRecycling@cityofkingston.ca so the team can review the request. Thank you for your interest!

We are not intending to make the cups available for sale. We made the cups as a way to spread the word on how to properly dispose of fats, oils and greases.