The Do’s and Don’ts of FOG
Place cooled oil and grease into trash bins or covered collection containers.
Be aware of the “hidden oils” such as salad dressings, cheese, cookies, pastries, sauces and gravies.
Scrape food scraps from dishes into trash bins.
Manually wipe off all visible fats, oils, grease and food residue from dishes and cookware into trash bins.
Use a strainer in the sink to collect excess food particles.
Clean up grease spills with absorbent material and place into trash bins.
Encourage neighbors to help keep fats, oils and grease out of the sewer system.
Don’t pour oil or grease down the drain.
Don’t scrape food scraps down the drain.
Don’t pour liquid foods (syrups, batters, gravy, etc.) down the drain.
Don’t run hot water over greasy dishes, pans or fryers – it will not prevent FOG from sticking to the inside of the pipes.
Don’t use chemicals to remove grease clogs; they can damage the piping system.
Don’t rely on a garbage disposal to get rid of grease.