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City of Wichita Falls Urges Residents To “Can the Grease” This Thanksgiving Holiday

Wichita Falls, TX- Thanksgiving Day is just a day away and city officials want to urge residents to properly dispose fats, oils and grease after preparing their holiday meals.

With all that cooking comes leftover fats, oil and grease also known as “F.O.G.” which hardens and builds up in the drainpipes of homes and city sewer systems.

Every single year, United States communities spend billions of dollars unplugging or replacing  clogged pipes and repairing pumping stations because of people dumping grease down the drain.

To ensure you protect your home and city pipes the city has provided the following tips:

How to “Can the Grease”
1. After cooling, pour or scrape all fats, oils and grease into a metal can or glass jar, seal with a lid.
2. Throw away immediately or keep the container in the refrigerator until full and then dispose of the used oil in the trash.


Can the Grease Tips
1. Never pour fats, oils or grease down the drain.
2. Hot water DOES NOT dissolve fats, oils or grease. As soon as these liquids cool while in pipes or sewer systems they will harden.
3. Fats, oils and grease will build up over time.
4. Disposing of fats, oils and grease properly will save thousands of dollars in repairs in the community.
5. Avoid using a garbage disposal. Place baskets or strainers in the sink to catch food scraps and place them in the trash.
6. Dish soap DOES NOT dissipate fats, oils or grease. They will later coagulate in pipes and sewer lines.
7. Wipe before washing. After pouring fats, oils or grease into a sealable container, wipe the cooking container with a paper towel to remove further grease residue.


Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel
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