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The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management is working to get out an important message just in time for the holiday cooking season: “Do not let a sewer backup ruin your holiday by pouring fats, oils and grease down your drain.”
Frederick County wastewater staff advise residents, restaurants and service organizations to never pour kitchen grease or oils down the drain because they can lead to disgusting backups and costly plumbing repairs.
Sources of grease include meat fats (Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey, bacon, sausage and beef), lard, cooking oil, butter, baking products, milk and dairy products, and other food scraps.
The best way to dispose of grease is to let it cool in the pan and scrape it into a can (such as a soup can) and dispose of it in the trash once it has solidified.
Please see the attached press release for additional information or visit ProtectYourPipes.org.