Mesquite, TX – November 16, 2021 – Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) is the residue left over from cooking meat, butter, sauces, oil and dairy products. FOG and debris poured down drains can cause expensive sewer backups to homeowners. The City’s Utilities Division is providing free grease disposal bags during the month of November to Mesquite residents at the Water Billing Office at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue, while supplies last. For more information about FOG and the free grease disposal bag visit, www.cityofmesquite.com/FOG.
FOG and debris can build up in pipes and cause backups in both private and the City-maintained sewer system. To avoid expensive plumbing repairs and damage to the sewer system:
- Scrape or wipe cooled grease or fat from all cookware and place in the trash.
- Pour or scrape grease into a sturdy closed-lid container and dispose in the trash.
Also, used holiday cooking oil may be recycled for free at the Dallas County Home Chemical Collection Center, 11234 Plano Road, or at a drop-off location listed on the Defend Your Drains website at www.defendyourdrainsnorthtexas.com.