Keep your pipes fat-free!
Cooking grease poured down the sink drains can block sewer pipelines when it hardens, or congeals. A sewer backup can stop sewage and cause overflows into the environment and into your home. Backups can be costly to homeowners and are harmful for the environment.
To prevent grease-related sewer spills, RRWA encourages you to:
- Never pour fats, oils, or cooking grease down the sink or garbage disposal.
- Place food scraps in appropriate waste containers or compost bins rather than into the drain or garbage disposal.
- Wipe grease from the pan with a scraper or paper towel.
- Filter, freeze, and reuse cooking oil for the preparation of another meal.
- Absorb oil with kitty litter for disposal with household garbage.
- Pour excess grease into a container with a tight fitting lid and freeze for disposal with household garbage.
- Turn your used cooking oil into biodiesel when possible.
For more information about recycling cooking oil, please contact:
- Zero Waste Sonoma
- Sonoma County Eco-Desk at 707-565-DESK (3375)
- Mendocino County’s Recycling Guide