Fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) resulting from food preparation can build up in sewer pipes and cause costly blockages and backups and sewage overflows to private and public property.
You Can Help Fight F.O.G.
Sources of F.O.G. Include
Gravy, sauces and soups
Cooking oil, butter, shortening, lard and margarine
Milk, cream, sour cream and mayonnaise
Oil from cooked meats
Tips to Keep Your Drains Fat-Free
Pour fats, oils and grease into a covered disposable container-such as glass, plastic or a sturdy Ziploc bag that will seal and hold F.O.G. waste. Store it in the freezer and then put it in the trash after it has hardened.
Use paper towels to wipe greasy dishes before washing. Put the paper towels in your food waste cart.
Use sink strainers to catch food waste when washing.
Put food scraps in compost bin.
Remember that F.O.G. waste cannot be recycled or composted and must be enclosed in a container and put in the trash. The benefit of throwing F.O.G. waste in the garbage to protect pipes and water outweighs the cost of disposing possible recyclable containers in the garbage.