Fats, oils and grease (FOGs)
Build up from fats, oils and grease (FOGs) can cause sewage backups on your property and cost you hundreds of dollars in plumbing repairs. When FOGs are poured down the drain, they cool and harden in the pipes, both inside and outside of your home.
What can you do to save yourself from a costly fix? Store FOGs in a disposable container (like an emptied tin can) instead of dumping them down your drain.
Protect your pipes
When the disposable container is full, place in in your usual trash bin for garbage collection. Cooking oil should be cooled and stored in a sealable plastic bottle and labeled before collection.
FOGs aren't the only thing harmful to your pipes. Things like hair, glue and nail polish are also harmful to pipes and to the watershed.
Learn more about what doesn't belong down the drain.