“A little grease down the drain won’t hurt.”
The problem with this thought process is that most people think this way. Everyone pouring a little grease down the drain adds up.
“Running hot water and/or using detergent will break up the oil.”
Detergents and hot water only break up oil particles temporarily. As the liquid cools it solidifies again later down the pipeline.
“I just pour my grease in the toilet instead of my kitchen sink.”
Whether people are pouring grease down the kitchen sink or the toilet, it ends up destroying the same pipelines and causing the same sewage backups.
“I just pour my grease outside in the yard or in the woods.”
Pouring used cooking oil in yards will cause major damage to your grass and will most likely stunt the grass growth in that area. In addition, wild animals and rodents are highly attracted to the smell of used cooking oils. Disposing of it around your home will only promote activity from these animals.
"F.O.G. disposal does not sound so bad."
The EPA estimates that 65 percent of sewer spills are caused by fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) coming from households. Not only is this problem contributing to inflated operating costs for cities and towns, but fatbergs can become so bloated they cause people's toilets to back up, flooding their homes with raw sewage. We believe through educating people about hazards of improper grease disposal and offering Grease Bags as a solution, we can eliminate that number!