Residents

MANAGING FATS, OILS, AND GREASE IN YOUR HOME!


WHAT IS F.O.G?


Fats, Oils, and Grease (F.O.G) come from animal and vegetable based foods used for cooking. It's not just from deep frying. Examples include oils, salad dressings, margarine, sauces and dairy products.

WHY IS F.O.G A CONCERN?


When F.O.G. enters the sewer system, it congeals, restricting the flow of wastewater. When the system is clogged by F.O.G., raw sewage can back up into your sinks, toilets, basements and can even overflow into Casco Bay and other local waterways.


WHAT DOES THE F.O.G. PROGRAM MEAN FOR RESIDENTS?


An educational program for homeowners and tenants to learn how to dispose of F.O.G. properly, keeping it out of the sewer system.

FATS, OILS, AND GREASE CONTRIBUTORS
MEAT FATS
COOKING OIL
FOOD SCRAPS
SALAD DRESSINGS
DAIRY PRODUCTS
BUTTER & MARGARINE
SAUCES
SHORTENING
GRAVY
FRIED FOODS
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO!!
IMAGES COURTESY OF SCHIERPRODUCTS.COM, CEASETHEGREASETX.COM

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DRY WIPE PLATE AND COOKWARE WITH
A SPATULA OR PAPER TOWEL BEFORE CLEANING


4                               3
POUR GREASE INTO SEPARATE                          PLACE FOOD SCRAPS INTO
CONTAINER FOR PROPER DISPOSAL
                TRASH, NOT IN THE GARBAGE
                                                                          DISPOSAL OR IN THE SINK

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USE SCREENS ON                                                         NEVER POUR
ALL DRAINS                                                         DOWN THE DRAIN