FOG PREVENTION

Protect Our Environment

Keep Drains & Sewers

Clear of Fats, Oils and Grease

Don't Dump Fats, Oils or Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) represent one of the largest problems for sewer utilities and their customers. Blockages due to coagulated grease in pipes are thought to be the leading cause of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). SSOs are backups in either the public sewer or residential plumbing. Although often unintentional, the injection of FOG into the sewer system poses a significant risk to household plumbing and public sewer systems. Preventing FOG and other solids from entering the wastewater system is crucial for the health of the system. At home, residents should use paper towels to wipe food waste from dishes, pots, pans and utensils into a waste bin.

Here is how you can help prevent sewer backups:

 

  • Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets or garbage disposals. 

  •  Pour grease and oil into a covered disposable container and put it in the trash.


“COOL IT – CAN IT – TRASH IT”

 

  •  Soak up remaining fats, oil and grease with paper towels and dispose of with your trash.

  • Before you wash dishes - scrape meats and food with fat and grease into the trash.

  • Put baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids, and empty the drain basket or strainer into the trash.

 

  • Only use garbage disposals for fruits, vegetables, and organic waste.

Most grease is a byproduct of cooking
and is usually found in:

-Butter            -Mayonnaise    -Margarine

-Cheese          -Meats              -Marinades

-Cookies         -Pastries          -Used fryer oil

-Gravy             -Dressings      -Yogurt

-Ice Cream      -Sauces

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