Mesquite, TX – November 20, 2018 – This holiday, defend your drains and pipes by properly disposing of leftover grease and food scraps. Fats, oils and grease (FOG) is the residue left over from cooked meat, butter, lard, sauces, oil and dairy products. FOG and debris poured down drains can build up in pipes and cause backups in sewer systems, especially during the holiday season.
Avoid expensive plumbing repairs with a few simple rules:
- Before washing dishware, scrape any grease or fat and place it in the trash. Small amounts of grease, such as meat drippings, can be soaked up with a paper towel and put into the trash.
- Avoid using the garbage disposal. Putting food scraps down the drain or disposal can clog pipes faster.
- Do not place large amounts of grease in the trash. Pour or scrape grease into a sturdy, closed-lid container such as a coffee container, and recycle using one of the following resources:
- Dallas County Household Hazardous Waste facility, 11234 Plano Road in Dallas
- Cease the Grease Oil Recycling Station at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, Parking Lot 7
- Call the City of Mesquite Solid Waste Division for pickup at 972-216-6285
For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Utilities or DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com.