Fats, Oils & Grease

…poured down kitchen sinks lead to messy—and expensive—clogs for you and the City of Columbia!

The City of Columbia spends an average of $1.5 million annually and 4,500 hours toward unclogging and cleaning the wastewater collection system lines each year. Costs associated with unclogging these stoppages are passed on to Columbia Water customers through sanitary sewer fees.

Not even soap and hot water can stop them! In your house, it’s a sewer back-up. In the street, it’s a sanitary sewer overflow. No matter where they happen, grease clogs are:
⦁ Disgusting
⦁ Expensive
⦁ AND avoidable!


What to do with that grease?

⦁ Pour leftover grease into a jar or can, let it cool, and toss it in the trash!
⦁ Scrape your plates and dishes into the trash can.


Have a lot of grease?

If you’re a city resident, then recycle it at 2910 Colonial Drive! It will be converted into earth-friendly biofuel for garbage trucks and other city vehicles.