Fats, Oil, and Grease

Fats, oils and grease often stick to the insides of sewer pipes when washed into kitchen plumbing systems. This can block pipes and cause spills that back up into the kitchen or overflow on private property and in the streets, causing property damage, environmental problems and other health hazards. 



Scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils and grills (or other cooking surfaces) into a can or the trash for disposal.

  • Do not put grease down garbage disposals.
  • Use baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids and dispose of them in the trash.
  • Put grease in a closed, leak-proof container and put it in your black trash bin.




  • Implement Kitchen Best Management Practices.
  • Install a grease interceptor that is sized and manufactured to handle the amount of grease byproduct anticipated.
  • Maintain your grease interceptor in proper operating condition by having it cleaned and serviced on a frequent basis.