There’s nothing like a warm, homemade holiday meal with all your seasonal favorites — and nothing more disastrous than all those leftovers not being disposed of properly.
Fats, oils and grease clog your pipes and damage the sewer system. To avoid a sewer nightmare, toss leftovers, cooking grease and baking batter in the trash — NEVER down the drain or garbage disposal.
- Pour cooled liquid grease into a sealable container.
- Clean remaining grease and debris off pots and pan with a paper towel.
- Dispose of both in your brown city trash bin.
Not sure what foods contain fats, oils and grease? The answer might surprise you: salad dressing, butter, creams and sauces, and even milk.
Remember: your toilet is not a trash can. Only the three 3-Ps belong in the toilet: pee, poop and (toilet) paper.
Flushing anything else — including so-called “flushable” wipes — can result in a sewage backup into your home. Treat your pipes right to keep your home (and neighborhood) clog-free!
Learn more at saws.org/pipes. Your plumbing will thank you!