Fats, Oil, and Grease

Here are some tips to keep your pipes clear of fats, oils and grease.

• Scrape food scraps into the trash or compost bin.
• Use a strainer in the sink to catch food scraps and other material and empty the strainer into the trash or compost bin.
• Pour grease into a cans, let it cool and harden then throw it in the trash.
• Minimize use of the garbage disposal.
• Wipe pots, pans and dishes with dry paper towels before rinsing or washing them, then throw paper towels in the garbage.
• Rinse dishes and pans with cold water before putting them in the dishwasher.

• Don't pour grease down sink drains or toilets.
• Don't use cloth towels or rags to scrape oil or grease off plates and utensils because grease will drain to the sewer when you wash the towels.
• Don't run water over dishes, pans, fryers or griddles to wash oil and grease down the drain.

Keep these items out of the sink:
• Grease
• Oil
• Salad dressing
• Cheese
• Cookies & Pastries
• Sauces and Gravy
• Meat fats
• Lard
• Dairy Products
• Food scraps