Protect Your Home, Business and Environment
Every year, many homes and businesses experience drain pipe issues such as sewer backups and spills, flooded properties and property damage, even traffic jams and environmental hazards due to flooded streets. The improper disposal of F.O.G (fats, oils, grease) is a major cause of such unnecessary problems. When leftover grease, food fats and cooking oils are poured down the drain in a house, place of business or restaurant- it coats the water pipes with layers of crud. Overtime, this crud turns into massive grease blockages. Yuck!
WHERE DOES F.O.G COME FROM?
- Leftover food scraps
- Cooking oil
- Meat fats (bacon, sausage, etc.)
- Baking products (shortening, butter, margarine)
- Milk, ice cream, yogurt, sour cream
- Salad dressings, mayonnaise, cheese
We consider F.O.G an enemy of our water lines and sewer system, and want to eliminate it completely from our community’s water infrastructure.
We need your help to Fight the FOG!
By following these simple tips, you can FIGHT THE F.O.G in our community. Always follow these steps and please share them with family and friends.
WHAT TO DO
- Place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags.
- CAN THE GREASE: scrape excess grease in a container (such as empty metal cans or glass jars) and dispose of it in the garbage.
- WIPE THEN WASH: for greasy pans, pour grease into a container and use paper towels to wipe out the remaining grease in the pan before you wash it.
- Scrape utensils and dishes before washing.
- SEAL THE OIL: mix liquid vegetable oil with absorbent materials such as kitty litter or coffee grounds in a sealable container before throwing it away.
- Use a trash can for disposable diapers and personal hygiene products rather than flushing.
- Use baskets or strainers in sinks to catch food scraps and empty scraps into trash can.
- Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Wait 10-15 minutes, then rinse with hot water. This keeps drains clean!
WHAT NOT TO DO
- Don’t pour grease, fats or oils down the drain.
- Don’t use hot water to rinse grease off cookware, utensils, dishes, or other surfaces.
- Don’t use the toilet for disposal of food, scraps, sanitary items, rags, cloths, or towels.
- Don’t use the toilet to dispose of diapers and personal hygiene products.
- Don’t use the sewer as a means of disposing food scraps.
For more information about the FIGHT THE F.O.G program, please at (251) 457-3396.
F.O.G. Container Pick-up Locations
- Main Office: 125 E. Clark Avenue Prichard, AL 36610
- The William “Bill” Clark Family Life Center: 2501 W. Main Street Prichard, AL 36610