How You Can Prevent Excessive Fats, Oils & Greases (FOG) from Going down Your Drain
Fats, oils and grease deposits which cause blockages and overflows in sanitary sewer lines are a State and Nation-wide concern. The California FOG Workgroup and the National Restaurant Association suggest that the most effective and least costly ways of preventing FOG deposits are dry cleanup in kitchens and solid waste disposal or recycling of waste grease. Kitchen best management practices (BMPs) are recommended as follows:
Pour cooled oil and grease into a container, store in the freezer to solidify, then throw into the trash.
Use a sink strainer to catch the scraps when peeling, slicing, and cutting vegetables for vegetable trays, potato salad or soups.