Waterwise: FOG Disposal


Avoid putting Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOGs) down the drain to prevent clogs.

Residential customers should cool and contain FOGs in leak proof containers for disposal in the trash.

City of Scottsbluff restaurants and businesses with oil traps are required to have traps cleaned once containment reaches 20% or more of capacity. Monthly maintenance is reported to the City each quarter and annual inspections by the City to check traps are conducted per City Code.

Waterwise Wednesday: Avoid Holiday FOG Clog

Prevent FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) Clog this holiday season and throughout the year to reduce overflows, backups and clogs:

Never pour FOG down kitchen sinks, garbage disposals or into toilets!

Instead:
– Let FOGs cool after cooking, then put them into a disposable plastic bag, securely seal or tie, then put into the trash.

– Wipe pots, pans and plates with paper towels to capture any leftover grease before washing.

– Use a drain strainer to keep grease and food scraps out of the kitchen sink drain.

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Waterwise Wednesday: Clog Prevention

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Keep the holiday cheer going by keeping pipes flowing.

Prevent pipe clogs by:

– Pouring or scooping cooled cooking fat, oil, or grease into a disposable sealable sack and disposing in the trash.

– Avoid the garbage disposal. Put food scraps in the garbage or, better yet, the compost pile.

– Forego the flush. Discard tissues, wrappers, wipes, and menstrual products in a wastebasket, not the toilet. Even “flushable” wipes shouldn’t be flushed.LikeCommentShare