Have you ever heard of the term FOG? They are sticky fats, oils and grease used for cooking. They also stick to each other and can clog your home’s plumbing if they go down the drain.
Once FOGs get into the community sewer system, they can form giant fatbergs that clog pipes and damage pumps. A fatberg is a congealed mass formed by the combination of non-biodegradable solid matter such as wet wipes, paper towels and grease.
Please put FOGs like these in the trash, not down the drain.
- Bacon grease
- Pan drippings
- Milk & cream
- Cooking oil
- Salad dressing
- Peanut butter
In addition, so called “flushable” wipes and diapers also cause damage to sewer systems. Please do not flush any wipes or diapers regardless of what the packaging says. Just because an item says it is flushable does not mean that it will breakdown. Only flush the 3Ps: pee, poo and paper (toilet paper).
Watch this video to learn more about FOGs: