Please avoid pouring fats, oil, grease (F.O.G.) or food scraps into your sink or toilet. These materials are generated during food preparation and do not mix well with water. These materials can also build up and block your sewer pipe coming from your home causing sewer overflows inside your home, and can even clog the city sewer mains causing spills into our streets and streams. Listed below are some tips on how to dispose of F.O.G.:
Use environmentally safe cleaning products instead of harsh detergents or cleaners that can damage sewer lines.
If you generate large amounts of used cooking oil, reuse or recycle it. To find a recycler, check the phone book under "recyclers" or "rendering companies".
If you generate small amounts of used cooking oil, reuse it as often as possible and then pour it into a container you can throw away, or over a newspaper or paper towel for disposal. For a slightly larger amount of grease, use clay cat litter mixed into the oil until it is absorbed. It can then be put into a trash bag and thrown away. Never pour it down the drain.