When poured down the drain, fats, oils, and grease can build up in pipes, causing costly, dangerous sewer blockages. This holiday season, please remember to keep your drains fat-free!
Here are some key tips:
Collect FOG in a Container:
Instead of pouring cooking oil and fat down the drain, collect it in a heat-resistant container, such as an old coffee can or a glass jar. Once it’s cooled, dispose of it in the trash.
Scrape Plates and Cookware:
Before washing dishes, scrape any excess food scraps and fatty residue into the trash.
Use Strainers or Filters:
Install sink strainers or filters to catch food scraps and debris before they go down the drain.
Wipe Pans and Cookware:
After cooking, wipe down pans and cookware with a paper towel to remove excess grease before washing them.
Support Community Recycling Programs:
Some communities have programs for recycling used cooking oil and grease. Check if your area has such a program and participate in it!
What Else Can You Do?
Only flush the three P’s – Pee, Poo & Paper (toilet paper that is)!
Many household items do not break down in the toilet when flushed. To protect our pipes and the planet, keep everything but the three P's - Pee, Poo and Paper - out of the toilet!
Curious about what not to flush? Click here to watch Patty Potty's message.
Thank you for doing your part to protect our water system and the environment.