Large amounts of oil and grease from kitchen drains cause trouble in the pipe system and at the wastewater treatment facility. It decreases pipe capacity and requires pipe systems to be cleaned more often and sometimes replaced sooner than otherwise expected. Grease in a warm liquid may not appear harmful. But, as the liquid cools, the grease or fat hardens and causes mats on the surface of settling tanks, digesters, inside pipes (picture above) and other surfaces which may cause a shutdown of treatment plant equipment or messy backups in your home or business.
Training materials, FAQs and other resources for Food Service Establishments.
Prevent backups in your home by pouring all bacon, fried chicken, and other cooking grease into a can, putting in the freezer, then tossing it in the trash.