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Cooking grease belongs in the garbage, not down the drain

Archived News Release: December 1, 2023 - ​Don’t let clogged pipes take the joy out of your holidays. Flushable wipes can create blockages in household pipes and municipal sewer systems and should never be flushed down the toilet, nor should facial tissue or paper towels. Never wash fats, oil or grease down the sink either, which can create enormous, and expensive to remove, fatbergs. This website explains ways to keep our sewer system clear of obstructions by safely disposing fat, oil and cooking grease. ​

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