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Oil & Grease Dos and Don'ts

Fats, Oil & Grease



Many blockages in the sewer system are caused by grease. Please support the City's grease elimination efforts. You, as a citizen of Lawton can help by disposing of grease properly. It must never be poured down the drain. Place it in a container with paper items that will absorb the grease, put a lid on it, and place it in the trash.

When you pour oil or grease down sinks, tubs, toilet or storm drains, they end up in Oklahoma's lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

Put spent household cooking oil or grease in covered jar or can with lid and dispose of in the trash.

Don't Trash Your Sewers!!

DO.
Put all solid and liquid food, including dairy products, milk shake syrups, batters and gravy into trash or recycling bin.

Scrape food from plates and utensils into trash or recycling bin before washing or placing in dishwasher.

Always use sink basket strainers to collect food waste.

Collect and empty grill scrapings & fryer vat grease in grease recycling container.


DON'T.
Never put food or liquid food down the sink.

Never pour grease or food drippings down the sink.

Never use sink when cleaning grease.

Never pour anything down your outside storm sewer.


WHY RECYCLE?
The more waste we generate, the more we have to treat, store and dispose of. So recycling makes more sense today than ever.

Improper waste management costs money-your money! You pay in higher consumer prices, taxes for environmental cleanups, and increase health care costs, when wastes are improperly managed.

Recycling saves money and protects the environment. So help be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Recycle used oil and other household materials, such as newspaper, glass, metals and plastic.