Grease is Gross! (Especially for Sewers)

If you do this:

frying shrimp

Please don’t do this:

Never pour grease down the drain
Never pour grease down the drain!

Pouring grease down the drain is one of the worst things you can do to your home’s plumbing — and the public sewers.

Some people think it “goes away” when they wash it down the drain with hot water. It doesn’t. Grease quickly cools, hardens, and then clings to the inside of pipes. It forms a gross, sticky blob that grows over time. Eventually the pipe can become totally clogged, and sewage can backup and overflow in your home, or in the streets.

Instead of pouring it down the drain, put cooled grease (and fatty food scraps and used cooking oil) into a disposable lidded container. Store it in the freezer to harden, and then put it in the trash.

Bring large quantities of grease and oil (such as from a turkey fryer) to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility for recycling into biofuels.

Watch this video for more info:

 

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