November 27, 2017 - December 1, 2017
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Recycling of Cooking Oils & Grease
Monday, November 27, 2017
Please don't put oil and grease from your holiday feasts down the drain, which can lead to clogged sewer pipes. Put it in the trash or recycle it instead! The NRH Public Works Department will collect used cooking oils and grease for recycling November 27 through December 1 and January 2 - 5. Containers holding discarded oils and grease must be made of plastic and have a screw top lid. Please call 817-427-6457 to arrange a pick up or get more information.
Fats, oils and grease can cause costly problems for your home’s plumbing system and for the city’s sanitary sewer system. When fats, oils and grease are poured down kitchen sinks, they can build up in drain and sewer pipes and cause restrictions in flow. This can lead to back-ups of sewage resulting in property damage and costly repairs. All residents need to do their part to keep sewer pipes free of fats, oils and grease. Please follow these simple DOs and DON’Ts to cease the grease:
- DO recycle used cooking oil or properly dispose of it in the trash. Pour small amounts over newspaper or paper towels and place in garbage. For larger amounts, mix clay cat litter a little at a time into the oil. When all the oil has been absorbed, pour the litter into a trash bag and throw it away.
- DO compost food scraps or scrape them into the trash, not the sink.
- DO wipe pots, pans, and dishes with dry paper towels before rinsing or washing them.
- DON’T pour cooking oil, pan drippings, bacon grease, salad dressings, or sauces down the drains.
- DON’T put fatty, oily or greasy food down the garbage disposal.
- DON’T use cloth towels or rags to wipe oily or greasy dishes. When you wash the towels, the grease will still end up in the sewer.
- DON’T run water over dishes, pans, fryers, and griddles to wash oil and grease down the drain.