Fats, Oils and Grease Clog Drains

Cooking oil and grease can clog drains. Grease blockages are the single greatest cause of sewer overflows in Grand Prairie, which is a health hazard, a threat to the environment and an expensive mess to clean.

When the pipe is blocked, raw sewage comes up through cleanouts or city manholes, contaminating the soil and waterways.

Around 60 percent of your water bill is used to clear clogged pipes.

Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil and Grease

Grease and cooking oil is considered hazardous waste and should be properly disposed of.

  1. Pour used grease and cooking oil into a non-leaking container (such as an empty coffee container or detergent bottle with a lid) 
  2. Save it in the refrigerator until you can bring it to one of our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
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