The Dangers of Putting Grease Down the Drain
ALWAYS PUT FATS & OILS IN THE TRASH—NEVER DOWN THE DRAIN!
Oil and grease can create expensive clogs in your plumbing and your public wastewater system. That’s why we urge all customers: never pour anything down the drain that contains fats, oils or grease!
Instead, pour the grease from your pans into an empty tin can. When it’s full, throw it away in the trash! You can remove even more grease by wiping down your pans with paper towels and throwing them in the trash.
Commercial customers: All food service establishments are required to submit a Grease Trap/ Interceptor Application to the District. For complete details on requirements, penalties and fees click here.