The Metropolitan District (MDC) needs the help of all of our residents to keep our sewer system flowing properly. Liquefied fat, oil, or grease (FOG) that is poured down or washed down the kitchen sink can cause serious impacts within your home and/or in the sewer system. FOG can cling to the insides of pipes in your home and in the sewer system. Over time, it can build up and eventually block pipes completely.
If wastewater can’t move freely through pipes and into the sewer system, it can back up into your home and can cause unsanitary conditions and damages that can be expensive to repair. By following the guidelines below, you can help avoid repeated repairs and unnecessary disruptions to residences and businesses.
Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil & Grease
Cooking oil and grease are wastes that the sewer system cannot handle and should not be discarded down the drain. Dumping grease, fats, and oil can clog sewer lines, causing sewage back-ups and sewage overflows. Sewage back-ups can do damage to both personal property and public property and increase sewer rates for all District members.HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
DO NOT dump cooking oil, fat and grease into the kitchen sink or the toilet bowl.
DO NOT use hot water and soap to wash grease down the drain because it will cool and harden in your pipes or in the sewer down the line.
DO place cooled cooking oil and meat fats in a sealed container and discard small quantities with your regular garbage.
DO use paper towels to wipe residual grease or oil off of dishes, pots and pans prior to washing them.
Residents of MDC towns can bring up to one 1-gallon container of cooking oil to MDC Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections for proper disposal.
Learn more about the MDC Household Hazardous Waste Collection program.