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Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) that go down the drains can cause clogs in your household pipes as well as in the sanitary sewers. FOG clogs can cause sewer overflows in your neighborhood. Sanitary sewer overflows pollute Nashville’s streams and present a health hazard to people, pets and wildlife.

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) that go down the drains can cause clogs in your household pipes as well as in the sanitary sewers. FOG clogs can cause sewer overflows in your neighborhood. Sanitary sewer overflows pollute Nashville’s streams and present a health hazard to people, pets and wildlife.

  • Do NOT pour any cooking oils or grease into your kitchen sink or other drain lines.
  • Pour all used cooking oils and grease into a small container so it can cool and harden.
  • When the container is full, cap the container or cover it tightly, place in a bag to prevent leakage and put in garbage container.
  • Dry wipe all pots, pans and plates before washing in sink or dishwasher. Use paper towels and wipe grease and food contents into a garbage container.
  • If you have a kitchen sink garbage grinder, use this as little as possible since food particles and grease from the grinded material will still clog your pipes and affect the downstream sewer system.
  • Recycle your residential cooking grease