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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Proper Grease and Oil Disposal

Grease-Disposal

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps.

DO:

  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; wipe oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipment, food scrapers and brooms.
  • Keep grease out of wash water; place food scraps in the trash.
  • Flush only toilet paper and human waste down toilet.
  • Dispose of towels, diapers, all wipes and cleaning cloths, and feminine products in the trash.
  • Recycle used oil through the city’s Special Waste Collection program. For more information, call (972) 721-8059.

DO NOT:

  • Pour oil or grease down drains; always place used oil in a container and dispose of it in the trash.
  • Use hot water to rinse grease from any surface.
  • Allow food scraps down the drain.
  • Flush disposable or “flushable” cleaning cloths, wipes, diapers, feminine products or paper towels down the toilet.

For more information, visit the Household Waste: Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease page or call (972) 721-2281.

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