April’s Green Team Tip of the Month will come in handy in the kitchen.
Excess fats, oils & grease (FOG) are a problem in our sewage collection and treatment system. The proper disposal of FOG is very important.
Improper disposal of FOG can create a hazard for wastewater operators and increase the risk of a sewer backup in both your home and overflow at the wasterwater plant.
Please take the time to follow these simple rules:
- Dry wipe pots, pans and dishware with a paper towel prior to dishwashing
- Do not put food waste down the drain
- Recycle cooking oil or pour it onto a paper towel or newspaper
- Make sure everyone in your home knows how to dispose of FOG properly
Source: Town of Telluride.