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Disposing of Kitchen Grease

Please don’t dispose of grease or oil in your sink. It seems like an easy way to get rid of it but it doesn’t go away like dirty water does. Instead it attaches to the pipes and builds up until it blocks the pipe – bad enough if it is in your house but even worse if it clogs the pipes in the sewer system. Clogged sewer pipes cause overflows and backups, resulting in damage to public health and the environment; repairing them increases the cost of maintaining the system and therefore your sewer rates. Please dispose of cooking oil and grease by pouring it into a sealed container and letting it cool before putting it in a garbage can.