Fats, Oils and Grease Disposal
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. View a video of a FOG-clogged pipe.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
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
- Food scraps
- Oil from cooked meats
Tips to keep your drains fat-free:
- Pour fats, oils and grease into a container and store in the freezer, then put in the trash after it has hardened
- Use paper towels to wipe greasy dishes before washing
- Use sink strainers to catch food waste when washing
- Put food scraps in compost bin or in the trash
Remember that F.O.G. cannot be recycled or composted and must be put in the trash.
Download our easy guide for proper disposal of F.O.G. and food scraps (pdf).
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