Is it really that bad to toss grease, oils and fats down the drain? I’ve heard that running hot water will help it go down. Are there only certain types that won’t clog the pipes? These are all common questions we receive when it comes to properly disposing of grease and the one answer we give out to everyone is, don’t do it!
No matter the type, grease should never be poured down the drain. Not even if you chase it down with boiling hot water - which is another problem in itself. Most fats and oils will solidify when they cool and that means major problems for your plumbing system. So, what’s the correct way to dispose of the stuff? Find out below.
There are two main ways to get rid of fats. For the ones that solidify, let them do so in the pot or pan you cooked them in and then wipe it into the trash with a paper towel. You can speed up the hardening process by putting it in the fridge for a little while if you don’t have the time to sit there and wait.
For the ones that just won’t solidify no matter how long you wait, pour them into an empty glass jar or bottle and throw the whole container into the trash.
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