Proper Disposal is What Matters

Proper disposal of fats, oils,
and grease
is what matters


Pouring used cooking oil and grease down a sink can be unhealthy and costly. When fats, oils and grease (FOG) are released into the sewer lines, they can serioulsy degrade the collection system's ability to remove waste. They may also lead to costly home plumbing repairs.

WHY SHOULD I HELP?

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Prevent grease buildups from blocking sewer lines.

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Stop sewer overflows into streets and storm drains.

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Save money spent on costly cleanups of sewage spills.

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Protect the quality of our water.

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YOU CAN HELP BY:

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Dispose of grease in a covered container.

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Use strainers to prevent food from going down the drain.

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Removing grease from dishes and cookware with a paper towel before washing.

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Prewash dishes with cold water before loading dishwasher.

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Avoid using your garbage disposal by scraping food sraps from dishes into the trash.


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THINGS TO AVOID:

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Pour oil and grease down the drain.

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Put food scraps down the drain.

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Run water over dishes and cooking pans to wash oil and grease down the drain.

MORE WAYS TO HELP

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Use environment safe cleaning products instead of harsh cleaners that can harm sewer lines.

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If you generate large amounts of used cooking oil, reuse or recycle it.

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If you generate small amounts of used cooking oil, reuse it and then dispose of it a covered container.

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Start a compost pile at your home with food scraps that are not meat.

Receive a free grease collection bag at the NBU Main Office at 263 Main Plaza.