Pour Grease Down Your Household Drains or Into Storm Drains!
oils and grease can create blockages in sewer lines that can
cause backups into your home with expensive cleanup costs.
Overflows may cause grease to enter our creeks and San Francisco
Bay, harming wildlife and the environment. Grease poured into
gutters or storm drains flows directly to local waterways
pour fats oils or grease down your household drains, even
with hot water or soap.
(fats, oils, and grease) should never be poured into storm
drains. Storm drains lead into our creeks and ultimately,
large amounts of grease or cooking oil (including from deep
fryers), and bring to the Republic Services Customer Service
Center. Contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500.
disposals do not help to remove FOG.
it cool down, then pour small amounts of cooking oils and
grease into a soup or pet food can lined with absorbent
paper and discard in your trash.
of solidified grease in your trash.
report sewer problems in your neighborhood, please call
USD at (510) 477-7500, 24 hours a day. Wastewater backups
require immediate attention.
the holidays, FOG can cause big problems for homeowners. There
are many obvious sources, such as turkey fryer oil. FOG can
be found in most kitchens and food service establishments,
and includes: meats, sauces, gravies, salad dressings, deep-fried
foods, cookies, pastries, cheese and butter. By following
the same simple steps for FOG removal year-round, you can
avoid costly and messy sewer backups during the holidays.