Cooking fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down the drain can cause major sewage backup, clogs, and overflows. Instead of pouring holiday cooking grease down the drain, bring it to the Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) for proper recycling. Here are five ways you can fight holiday FOG:
- Keep your house sink drains fat-free. Cool it, bottle it, and recycle it at ISD. Pour cooled fats, oils, and grease carefully in to a container with a lid on it
- In addition to fats, oils, and grease, FOG also includes meat fats, lard, shortening, butter, margarine, food scraps, dairy products, batters, icing, and dressing;
- When in doubt, throw it out. Food scraps containing FOG belong in the trash;
- Scrape your plate. Scrape all your remaining food scraps from your plates, pots, pans, and fryers in to your trash can before you wash your dishes
- Recycle FOG.
Ironhouse Sanitary District has a FOG recycling program for residents and small businesses to drop off fats, oils, and grease at the district’s main offices in Oakley.