What You Can Do
You can help prevent a costly and unsanitary overflow by following a few simple steps:
- Use paper towels to dry wipe grease and food from pots, pans and plates. Place contents into a garbage container before washing in sink or dishwasher.
- Pour all used cooking oils and grease into a container to cool and harden. When the container is full, place the container in a bag to prevent leakage and put in the garbage.
- Use baskets and strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids and dispose of them in the garbage.
- Dispose of cleaning and baby wipes, latex items, and personal hygiene products in the bathroom wastebasket.
- Pour any cooking oils or grease into your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet or other drain lines.
- Use hot water and soap to wash grease down the drain, because it will harden in your pipes or in the sewer down the line and cause a sewer overflow in your home or business.
- Flush baby diapers and baby wipes in the toilet.
- Use the toilet as a wastebasket.
A grease container is provided at our recycling center at 709 Marcellus St for residents to dispose of their used cooking grease. Just follow the easy steps listed:
- Let the used cooking oil or grease cool to a safe handling temperature.
- Pour the used cooking oil into a jar or bottle with a lid.
- Take the oil to the local recycling center
- Carefully pour the used cooking oil into the Green Light Biofuels recycling bin
- Recycle the oil container or reuse it next time you fry .