Fats, Oils, and Greases (F.O.G.s)

When it’s washed down the sink, cooking grease sticks to the insides of sewer pipes, which can build up over time and cause blockages to pipes on your property or down the street. This can result in raw sewage overflowing in your home, the house next door, parks, yards or streets.

Here are ways you can prevent sewage overflows 

  • Never pour grease down sink drains or into toilets.
  • Scrape grease and food scraps into a can or the trash for disposal or recycling.
  • Insert baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids and empty them into the trash.
  • Minimize your garbage disposal use. Garbage disposals do not prevent grease blockages and hot water or products that claim to dissolve grease only pass it down the line and cause problems elsewhere.

For more information please visit this external source: Guide to What You Can and Can't Flush and Put Down the Drain.