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. To request additional bags, please complete this request form or call (910) 223-4754 or (910) 483-1382.

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.

Don't be a Pain in the Drain (PDF)

Fat Trapper

The Fat Trapper plastic unit holds foil lined bags. Simply pour your cooled bacon fat or grease in the bag and cover it with the lid. Voila! No more greasy cans on your countertop! The unit comes with 2 foil liner bags.

Get your FREE Fat Trapper by visiting PWC’s Customer Service Department at the customer service center on 955 Old Wilmington Road at the intersection of Eastern Blvd.

Free bag refills are available by completing this request form or by contacting the PWC System Protection Section at (910) 223-4754 or Customer Service (910) 483-1382.

We get great customer feedback on this item-you should try it out!