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Disposing of Thanksgiving Feast Grease November 23, 2018

Blockages in sanitary sewer systems can be caused for a number of reasons. However, most blockages are due to items and material that do not belong in the sewer. The most common of these items are fats, oil and grease (FOG) that are animal and vegetable-based.  Over time, FOG that enters into the system via a kitchen sink can build up in the sanitary sewer system. This build-up will result in constricting flow and can cause overflows and impacts and interferes with the treatment process at the plant. 
 
You can help eliminate this problem by properly disposing of cooking oil and grease. You can place cooled cooking oil, poultry fats, and meat fats in a sealed non-recyclable container and discard with your regular garbage. You can also use paper towels to wipe residual grease or oil off of dishes, pots, and pans prior to washing them.  These easy practices can have a big impact!
 
This Thanksgiving Please dispose of all cooking oils and grease properly. In doing so we all can help make a difference and keep our sanitary sewer systems functioning properly.