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Cheyenne BOPU reminds residents to not pour fats, oils, grease down drains

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fats, oils and grease, or F.O.G., clogs are a fast way to ruin great holiday festivities.

The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities would like to remind residents not to pour hot, melted fats down the drain when cooking and cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner.

Fats, oils and grease can cool quickly, creating clogs in pipes and potentially leading to a sewer backup in people’s and/or their neighbors’ home.

The BOPU states the best practices for preventing a F.O.G clog include:

  • Can It – Pour fats, oils and grease waste into an empty container, like a can.
  • Cool It – Let the can cool and then throw it away in the trash.
  • Trash It – Scrape food from pots, pans and plates into the garbage or compost prior to washing. Do not pour scraps into a garbage disposal.

Whether it’s drippings off a holiday turkey, buttery sauces, gravy or bacon grease — fats, oils and grease should never be washed down the drain.


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