Fat, oil and grease

 Fat, oil and grease

 

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Many foods we cook and eat every day contain high volumes of fat, oil and grease. It may seem harmless, but when disposed of improperly, FOG makes for a sticky situation. It damages the plumbing in your home, creating costly backups and overflows.

Foods that contain FOG:
  • meats
  • sauces
  • gravy
  • dressings
  • deep fried foods
  • baked goods
  • cheeses
  • butter and others

Over time, FOG can collect in your wastewater lines, eventually causing messy, costly back ups. Remember, lines that stretch from your home to our community's system (typically at your curb or street) are the homeowner's responsibility, a good reason to follow these tips:

  • Wipe FOG off pots, pans and dishes with a paper towel before washing them
  • Pour leftover grease into an empty can or container and throw away FOG when it's hardened
  • Scrape food scraps into the trash to minimize garbage disposal use
  • Cover drains with screens or catch baskets
  • Consider composting food scraps

For more ideas, view this short video.