Did you know that cooking grease is one of the major causes of residential sewer main clogs resulting in sewer spills? Cooking grease coats pipelines much like fatty foods clog human arteries. The grease clings to the insides of the pipe, eventually causing blockage and potential sewer spills.
By following a few simple steps, you can help prevent costly sewer spills in the future.
Keep roots out of sewer pipelines by planting trees and bushes away from your home lateral connection to the sewer line.
The brochure linked below is a handy source of information on how to keep cooking grease out of the drain and prevent plumbing clogs and sewer spills.
City of San Diego residents can now recycle their cooking oil and grease at the Miramar Recycling Center. A cooking oil recycling bin is available to City residents for disposal of up to 30 gallons of cooking oil and cooking grease. There is no charge for the service. The recycling service is not open to commercial food preparation businesses.