Cease the Grease

Smart food disposal can help protect our environment, our sources of drinking water, and your own property. Dumping grease, fats, and oil is not only illegal, but it can also cause sewage back-ups and flooding. Sewage back-ups can damage personal and public property. Do your part to prevent such accidents by following these guidelines for proper food disposal:

DON’T dump cooking oil, poultry fat and grease into the kitchen sink or the toilet bowl.

DON’T depend on heavy-duty drain cleaners to fix a grease clog. These cleaners do not melt the grease. Grease re-solidifies inside sewer lines and causes blockages.

DO dispose of fats, grease, and oils properly. Pour cooled fat, grease, and used cooking oil into a disposable container (empty plastic food containers work well) and put it in the garbage. You can also pick up a free Fat Trapper, a reusable plastic container with foil bags, to collect grease anytime at the PWC Customer Service Center located at 955 Old Wilmington Road.

DO use paper towels to wipe residual grease or oil off of dishes, pots and pans prior to washing them.

DO check out PWC’s special disposal information for commercial customers at our website.

Fat Trapper Grease Disposal Unit
Don’t be a Pain in the Drain (PDF)