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Improper Grease Disposal

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

Clogged drain from grease build up Clogged drain from grease build up

Did you know that improper disposal of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) can lead to plumbing clogs and the inability to remove waste from city sewer lines? We may think that because oils and grease are liquids, we can flush them down the toilet or drain them down the sink, but that can lead to major issues in the future.

According to The City of Alhambra’s website, here are a few ways to prevent Fat, Oils and Grease build up:

Preventing FOG Buildup

  • Always scrape grease and food scraps from trays, plates, pots, pans, utensils, grills and other cooking surfaces and place them into the trash for disposal.
  • Pour fats, oils and grease into a container such as an empty jar or coffee can. Once the materials have cooled and solidified, secure the lid and throw it in the trash.
  • Don’t put grease down a garbage disposal. Put drain baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids - and empty them into the trash.

For more information on the effects of Fats, Oils and Grease build up visit: https://www.cityofalhambra.org/385/Proper-Disposal-of-FatsOilsGreaseFOG

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