Disposal of Fat, Oils & Grease (FOG)

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Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) can cause blockages in sewer lines. These blockages can cause raw sewage to back up into your home, neighborhood, and streets. Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, it can also run into a nearby stream or river which affects our drinking water. Not only that, but it can cause sewer lift station failures and wastewater treatment plant problems. 

How to Dispose of Grease and Cooking Oil

  • Scrape food, oil, grease and sauces from plates into the trash.
  • Use a jar, coffee can, or other container to hold larger amounts of grease before placing in trash.
  • Do not use hot water and soap to wash grease down the drain because it will harden in your pipes or in the sewer down the line.  
  • Recycle used cooking oil at one of our drop-off locations.   

Wipes and Personal Items

Disposable does not always mean flushable. Cleaning wipes and baby wipes do not break apart like toilet tissue.  They get stuck in sewer pipes and sewer pumping equipment.

Be kind to your plumbing. Put used wipes and sanitary products in the trash. Costs for hiring a plumber to unclog your private sewer line typically range from  $75 to $350. These costs do not include the time it takes you to clean up the sewage that may have backed up or the time spent calling and waiting for a plumber. 

Chemical Usage

Chemical drain cleaner used to remove sewer clogs flow along the bottom of the drain pipe. If used frequently, the chemicals can deteriorate the bottom of the sewer pipe creating problems later. 

If you have any questions please call (480) 644-2484.