How Grease destroys pipes?
Grease enters the sewer system through household drains. Grease sticks to the insides of the sewer pipes (on your property and in the street). Overtime it builds up and blocks the pipes completely, causing a sewer backup.
What Grease can cost you?
Raw sewage overflowing into your homes, yards, streets, and parks. An EXPENSIVE and unpleasant cleanup that the homeowner is responsible for. Potential contact with disease-causing organisms due to improper cleanup. Damage to home interiors. Higher sewer bills due to increased maintenance costs for the PMUA, from repeated cleaning of sewers in streets.
Where Grease Comes From
- Meat fats
- Cooking Oil
- Food Scraps
- Deep Frying
How To Dispose Of It
Pour grease and scraps into a cup, can, or small container (preferably with a lid) and throw in the GARBAGE.
You can also freeze it (less mess).
Wipe out greasy pots/pans with a paper towel before washing them and throw paper towel in the GARBAGE.