How to properly dispose of FOG..fats, oils and grease

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Here’s some useful information about how to propertly dispose of FOG..Fats, Oils and Grease and how they can cause some real nasty issues for today's homeowners and municipal wastewater collection and treatment systems.

FOG is not water soluble.  It separates from the water in sewer systems and clings to pipeClogged Sewer Line with FOG Fats Oils Grease walls.  This causes blockages and overflows, and affect your home’s plumbing and the city sewer system.

FOG is the leading cause of sewer backups and overflows.  A backup into a home is a serious health hazard and can cause thousands of dollars in damage.  Overflows that reach fresh water and river systems are harmful to fish and wildlife.

The easiest way to prevent FOG related sewer problems is to never dispose of grease, or greasy or fatty foods by putting it down the drain.

Using your garbage disposal or rinsing greasy pots with hot or soapy water is NOT the solution either.

The landfill is the very best place to dispose of FOG...not the sewer system.  Here are three easy to remember tips.

1. Scape leftover foods into the trash
2. Wipe greasy pots and pans with a paper towel before washing
3. For leftover cooking grease you should always...
   Cool It- Let the grease cool down
   Can it- Seal the grease in a can
   Chuck it- Into a trash can bound for a landfil

Never put FOG down the drain! Cool it, Can it and Chuck it.




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Very informative and useful post. I must say that my family did not know how to properly dispose the FOG's.

November 28, 2012 10:41 PM
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Great post, you never think about these things, but your post helped inform me.

November 29, 2012 03:47 AM
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My wife saves jars to dump oil and grease in and then we toss the jars when they are full.

December 04, 2012 12:32 PM
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John:

I lost my appetite.  Most people I know put grease down the drain.  I collect it in a can and dump it in the trash.  I don't even feel good about that.  I read there are services that will pick up oil and grease, but I don't know how to find them.

December 04, 2012 02:55 PM
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I was wondering.I think this is wonderful I truly appreciate the informations shared in this post I am going to try your method. Really helpful.grease containers

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