Liquefied fat, oil and grease (FOG) that’s poured down the kitchen sink drain can cling to the insides of pipes and sewer systems, causing sewer blockages and backups.
Keep our sewage system clear and our waterways clean – dispose of cooking oil and grease responsibly!
Here are a few tips to remember:
• DON’T: Pour cooking oil or grease down the kitchen sink, toilet or any other drain in your home.
• DO: Dry-wipe all pots, pans and plates to remove oil prior to washing them.
• DO: Use strainers in sinks to catch food scraps and other solids.
• DO: Properly collect and dispose of fats, oils and grease in your regular waste receptacle.
Remember: Items like paint, turpentine, fuel, coolants and batteries should also be disposed of responsibly. If they aren’t, these household hazardous waste products can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Learn more about how to dispose of hazardous waste here.