GOOD TO KNOW
In addition to cooking oil and cooking grease, FOG includes:
- meat fats
- food scraps
- dairy products
- batters and icing
- dressings and sauces
Another culprit to FOG build-up in our sanitary sewer system? Excessive use of garbage disposals.
GOOD TO DO
Keeping our drains fat free is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Can the Grease
- Pour used cooking grease into an empty, heat safe container, such as a soup can, and store it in the freezer. Once solidified, toss the can into the garbage.
- Scrape Your Plate
- Wipe all pots, pans, dishes, and cooking utensils with a paper towel prior to washing to absorb the grease.
- Catch the Scraps
- Eliminate using the garbage disposal. Catch food scraps in your sink with a basket or strainer and toss them into the trash or compost bin.
Large quantities of household fats, oils or grease accumulated from cooking, frying, and general food preparation can sometimes be recycled.
- Residentially-generated fryer oil is collected through many local Household Hazardous Waste collection programs.
- Simply return the used oil to the original container and drop it off at your local recycling/household hazardous waste center.
- Many locations require a minimum of five gallons collected. Smaller quantities can be bagged and disposed of with the regular household waste.