Fats, Cooking Oil, And Grease (FOG)

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Be a good neighbor and help prevent sewage backups!


  • Never pour fats, oil, or grease down drains, even if you have a garbage disposal! It could cause sewer backups into houses or onto streets, harming wildlife and be expensive to clean up
  • Pour cooking oil and grease into a seal-able container with an absorbent such as paper garbage and discard with your other garbage
  • Recycle large amounts of grease or cooking oil (including from deep fryers), in a tightly sealed container, at the Regional Water Quality Treatment Plant on Household Hazardous Waste event days
  • For more information about disposing used cooking oil or grease visit the Hazardous Waste Program page
  • Use food strainers in kitchen sinks to catch food particles and scrape leftover food waste into the garbage or compost container instead of the garbage disposal