Holiday Cooking – Cease the Grease

Holiday Cooking – Cease the Grease

The Problem:

  • Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) come from meats, butters and margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products and cooking oil.
  • When FOG goes down the drain, it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog.
  • Sewage can back up into your home, lawn, neighborhood and can be expensive to fix!

Proper Disposal:

  • Wipe pans clean and throw paper towel in the trash
  • Scrape off excess food and food scraps in the trash before rinsing in the sink
  • Put oil and grease in covered collection containers
  • Don’t rinse off oil and grease with hot water
  • Don’t put food scraps down the drain

How can you help? Recycle your grease!

  • The city of Dallas has come up with a website to help educate and coordinate recycling efforts for North Texas.
  • Find locations to drop off your grease for recycling into biogas to create electricity.