Fats, oil and grease (FOG) that go down the drain cling to the inside of your household plumbing and the County’s sewers. Over time, FOG buildup can clog pipes completely, causing blockages that prevent wastewater from flowing freely — and can even cause a backup in your home! By disposing of FOG properly, you can help avoid expensive repairs and unnecessary service disruptions.
- Place cooled cooking oil and fats in sealed non-recyclable containers and discard with your regular garbage.
- Use paper towels to wipe excess grease and oil off of dishes and cookware before washing them.
- Put used motor oil in a sturdy container, such as a plastic milk jug, and take it to your local service station for recycling.