Can the Grease!


I know, I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already next week too!  So with all that extra cooking you’re doing next week please remember, all that cooking grease shouldn’t go down the drain.  Fats, oils and grease, also known as FOG, congeal in the sewer system and can cause sewer back-ups either in your home or someone else’s home due to sewer pipe blockages in the street.  Instead of pouring it down the drain, pour grease into an old soup can or coffee cup.  After it cools you can scrape it into the trash.  Greasy pans can be wiped out with paper towel before washing, to reduce the amount of grease going down the drain.

What is FOG?

FOG are Fats, Oils, and Grease. It builds up in sewer pipes as food products are improperly disposed of:

  • Meat
  • Fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening
  • Butter & margarine
  • Food scraps
  • Baked goods
  • Sauces and gravy
  • Dairy products


For more information about FOG in Woburn, please visit our FOG page.