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Thanksgiving Tips: How to dispose of Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are no joke. While they may make our food delicious, they can cause serious plumbing issues if disposed of improperly. Don’t fall victim to FOG this holiday season. Dispose responsibly. Your pipes (and wallet) will thank you.

To keep your pipes and sewer system running smoothly, follow these simple rules of FOG disposal:

If you are deep frying your Turkey, don't pour the leftover grease down the drain or toilet.  You can take it to Weld County Household Hazardous Waste; this is the best way to get rid of it. You can also pour FOG into a sealable container, such as a coffee can, and dispose of it once it’s filled.

Deep Frying the Turkey?

Use a strainer in the sink to keep solid food bits from going down the drain. Even when using a garbage disposal, FOG residue can find its way into your pipes. Use a paper towel to wipe off the FOG from your dishes. 
Holiday meal scraps clog your pipes. 
Holiday meal scraps clogs your pipes.

There’s no substitute for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease.  And if blocked pipes and backed up sewer systems aren’t enough to worry you, improper FOG disposal could lead to thousands of dollars in plumbing fees. That’s no fun!  
Keep your plumbing grease free.

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