Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle

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Freeze the Grease, Save a Bundle. Pouring leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces down the sink can result in a grease-clogged drain and cost you a bundle. Here's some helpful tips!

After big holiday meals, no one likes to be the one stuck doing clean-up

But if you aren't careful with leftover gravy, pan drippings and sauces a grease-clogged drain could end up costing you a bundle.

When fats, oils and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes causing messy sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repair in your home

The simple solution
Pour the grease into a can, freeze it, and toss the can in the trash.

Do your part
Grease can also plug sewer collection lines and pumps, thereby causing overflows into public areas and again possibly back up into your home. As a double whammy, the untreated wastewater may flow into streets, neighborhood storm drains and ultimately the nearest river or stream causing problems for surrounding communities and the environment.

Grease sources:

  • Meat fats
  • Gravy
  • Cooking oil
  • Shortening
  • Sauces
  • Salad dressings
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dairy products

How to Dispose of Grease at Home:

  • Never pour grease down sinks or toilets
  • Pour grease and oil into a can and freeze, then toss in the trash
  • Throw food scraps in the garbage
  • Avoid the garbage disposal

Remind family and friends to keep the grease out of the drain.