Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G) come from animal and vegetable based foods used for cooking. It's not just from deep frying. Examples include oils, salad dressings, margarine, sauces and dairy products.
WHY IS F.O.G A CONCERN?
When F.O.G. enters the sewer system, it congeals, restricting the flow of wastewater. When the system is clogged by F.O.G., raw sewage can back up into your sinks, toilets, basements and can even overflow into Casco Bay and other local waterways.
WHAT DOES THE F.O.G. PROGRAM MEAN FOR RESIDENTS?
An educational program for homeowners and tenants to learn how to dispose of F.O.G. properly, keeping it out of the sewer system.
FATS, OILS, AND GREASE CONTRIBUTORS
BUTTER & MARGARINE
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO!! IMAGES COURTESY OF SCHIERPRODUCTS.COM, CEASETHEGREASETX.COM
DRY WIPE PLATE AND COOKWARE WITH
A SPATULA OR PAPER TOWEL BEFORE CLEANING
POUR GREASE INTO SEPARATE PLACE FOOD SCRAPS INTO
CONTAINER FOR PROPER DISPOSALTRASH, NOT IN THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL OR IN THE SINK
USE SCREENS ON NEVER POUR
ALL DRAINS DOWN THE DRAIN