When fats, oils and grease are disposed of down the drain, it forms large, thick grease balls that clog the sewerage pipes resulting in blockages and overflows, creating environmental health issues, traffic hazards and can flood homes and businesses. Both domestic households and commercial food handling premises contribute to this issue.
Foods such as cooking oils, milk, cheese, butter, and gravy all include fats, oils and grease and should never be tipped down the sink.
- Strain or filter oil in deep fryers to extend the life of the cooking oil
- Use absorbent paper towel to soak up fats and grease under fryer baskets and place in the general waste bin
- Minimise the use of dish soap in dish washing operations. Dish soap emulsifies fats, oils and grease and enables it to pass through a grease trap.
City officers are available to meet with businesses to explain best practice and solutions to Fat, Grease and Oil disposal. Please call the City on 9021 9600 to make an appointment.