With the holidays fast approaching, now is a good time to talk about FOG - fats, oil and grease. When rinsed down the drain, FOG hardens and sticks to pipes which, over time, can block the flow of wastewater and lead to a messy and costly cleanup!
To avoid this issue, scrape food and other solids into the trash. Liquid oil and grease can be poured into a can and let harden before also placing in the trash. Wipe out thin layers of FOG in pots and pans with a paper towel before washing them.
Be sure to keep one of our FOG kits on hand, which includes a scraper and lid (pictured above). You can pick one up in Springfield at City Hall: 225 5th St. or in Eugene at the Wastewater Treatment Plant: 410 River Ave.