CAN IT! SHREVEPORT

CAN IT! SHREVEPORT

WHAT IS FOG?

It’s Fats, Oils, and Grease left over from food preparation and frequently washed down the sink drain. It could be located in both residential and industrial kitchens. It’s of special concern in commercial kitchens because of the massive quantity of FOG utilized to prepare meals every day.

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WHY SHOULD WE CAN IT?

When fats, oils, and grease are poured or flushed down your sinks, drains, or toilets they enter the sewer system where they cool, harden and stick to the inner walls of sewer pipes. Over time, as more fats, oils, and grease are added to the system, these sewer blockages build-up and harden until they completely plug the pipes.  The hardness of the blockages makes them very difficult and costly to clean out.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

FOG, or fats, oils, and grease, often come from fats left over from food preparation, packaged foods, and food scraps. Food including but not limited to:

CAN & CANNOT

Cooking oil

You can put your cooking oil in a can after it has cooled to room temperature.

Sink

You can pour water, coffee, tea, and other non-greasy liquids.

Cooking oil

You cannot pour any kind of grease down the drain since it clogs the pipes.

Sink

You cannot pour grease or oil based dressings and butter down the sink.

Cooking oil

You can put your cooking oil in a can after it has cooled to room temperature.

Cooking oil

You Can Not pour any kind of grease down the drain since it clogs the pipes.

Sink

You can pour water, coffee, tea, and other non-greasy liquids.

Sink

You Can Not pour grease or oil based dressings and butter down the sink.

6 quick

STEPS TO CAN IT

STEP 1

Place cooled oil and grease into a can and place a top on it. 

STEP 2

Scrape food scraps into trash bins instead of the garbage disposal.

STEP 3

Manually wipe off all visible fats, oils, grease and food residue from dishes and cookware into trash bins

STEP 4

Use a strainer in the sink to collect excess food particles.

STEP 5

Encourage neighbors to help keep FOG out of the sewer system.

STEP 6

Repeat.

RESOURCES

DID YOU KNOW?

Fats, Oils, and Grease can block your pipes by cutting your water flow, thus causing the water to back up at the source and further down the pipes.

Thus the solution to this is canning you fats, oils, and grease in a can. 

Do your part by canning the FOG.