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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Proper Grease, Oil Disposal Keep Sanitary Sewer Lines Clean

Sewer line clogged with fats, oils and grease.

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few steps.


  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; remove oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipment, food scrapers, towels and brooms.
  • Keep grease out of wash water; place food scraps in appropriate collection containers.
  • Place disposable cleaning cloths, wipes, paper towels, diapers and feminine products in the trash.

Do not:

  • Pour oil and grease down drains; wash fryers, griddles, pots, pans or plates with water until oil and grease are removed.
  • Use hot water to rinse grease on surfaces; put food scraps down the drain.
  • Flush disposable or flushable cleaning cloths, wipes, diapers, feminine products and paper towels down the toilet.

For more information, visit or call (972) 721-2281.

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