Environmental Tip #1
Water and oil do not mix!
We need your help. If cooking oil, kitchen grease or fat from poultry and meat is washed down the drain, it can collect in pipes and cause sewer backups, basement flooding, or sewage spills to the environment. Costly clean up work can raise the sewer use rate in your bill.
What can YOU do to help? Cool down cooking oil, grease and fat. Carefully pour into sturdy, sealable container.
To help solidify oils, add absorbent material such as cat litter or coffee grounds.
When full, put sealed container in the garbage with regular household waste.
Use paper towel to wipe out greasy pots and pans. Put paper towel in the garbage.
Scrape grease and food scraps from plates and put in with garbage.
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