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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Put Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in the Trash Where They Belong (Issue 189)

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Sewer blockages can be a direct result of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that you may be unknowingly discharging into the sewer system.

These blockages are a serious problem that can lead to a hazardous sewage spill. The blockages can be caused by a buildup of FOG that creates a clog in the sewer pipe.

Your help is needed to stop these blockages from occurring. In order to stop sewer blockages, please properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease by following these simple instructions:

• Never pour fats, oils, and grease down the sink or garbage disposal.

• Before washing, scrape and dry wipe pots, pans, and dishes with a paper towel and dispose of it in the trash.

• Use a grease can and plastic liners to collect all your excess fats, oils, and grease.

• Cool fats, oils, and grease and pour into the grease can.

• Once the grease can is full, remove and tightly secure the liner. Place it in the trash along with other absorbent material like paper towels, kitty litter, or coffee grounds.

The removal of a grease blockage and the cleanup associated with a sewage spill is very expensive and may result inliability and property damages. Sewage spills also harm the environment and cause beach closures.

Thank you for your help in preventing sewer blockages and spills.

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