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Safely Dispose of Fats, Oils, and GreaseSafely Dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease<div class="ExternalClass3788AD3CC64C49A78B54897696DD7494"><p>​There is no better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday than cooking and even frying turkey and all the traditional fixings. But what do you do with the leftover oil, fats and grease? Whatever you do, don't pour it down the drain!</p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;font-family:'source sans pro', sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;">Pouring Fats, oils and grease (collectively known as <strong>FOG</strong>) down your sink could result in serious damage to residential plumbing and even municipal sewer systems. Instead, take a few short minutes to properly store or trash them.</span></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;font-family:'source sans pro', sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;font-weight:700;box-sizing:border-box;">Store it</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Once the oil is cooled, use a coffee filter, cheese cloth or fine metal strainer to filter the oil into an appropriate container.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"> <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;">You can then store the oil in the fridge or freezer for up to 6 months for later use.</span></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;font-family:'source sans pro', sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;font-weight:700;box-sizing:border-box;">Trash it</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>- Once the oil is cool, pour it into small, unbreakable, sealable containers and dispose of in the trash.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;"> <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;">Only throw small amounts of oil into the trash, as big jugs can leak, making a mess of collection trucks and disposal facilities.</span></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;font-family:'source sans pro', sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;">​It only takes a few small steps to keep your plumbing and the city's sewer system clean this Thanksgiving. ​<br></span></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;font-family:'source sans pro', sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 15px;color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-stretch:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="line-height:1.6;box-sizing:border-box;">For More Information, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1P7fkXi​</span></p></div>11/24/2015 7:00:00 AMStephanie Brackenstephanie.bracken@phoenix.gov