Fats, Oils and Grease Management
It is imperative to keep fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) out of our pipes and sewer system. When washed down your kitchen sink, F.O.G. sticks to the walls of your pipes. Over time, F.O.G. buildup can completely block your plumbing or the sewer system and lead to costly sewage backups in your home or spills into nearby rivers and streams.
Fats, oil and grease (F.O.G.) continues to be the number one cause of sewer system blockages in the metro Atlanta region, but with your help we can prevent F.O.G. clogs, altogether. Remember, anything oil or dairy-based is consider a F.O.G., including meat greases, cooking oils (olive and coconut), dairy products (yes, ice cream and yogurt!), sauces, dressings and marinades.
What can YOU do?
- Cool fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) and place liquids in a container. Check to see if you community recycles grease. Go to earth911.com and search for cooking oil. If grease recycling is not an option please put your F.O.G. container into the trash when it is full.
- Scrape any solids into the trash.
- Wipe plates and dishes completely.
- Follow F.O.G. prevention protocol even if you have a garbage disposal. Disposals won’t eliminate F.O.G; they merely chop it up into smaller pieces.