Fats, oils and grease mean big trouble for your pipes – and your wallet

If fats, oils and grease (FOG) go down the drain, they can build up in pipes and cause clogs. Dispose of FOG in green bins. (CNW Group/Ontario Clean… Recognizing the need for public education on FOG disposal, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation

If a FOG is poured down the drain, it eventually cools and hardens and can cause blockages in pipes and sewers. This can lead to basement flooding, sewage overflows into the environment and damage to municipal wastewater infrastructure that requires expensive repairs. Canadian municipalities spend more than $250 million a year removing garbage from sewer systems, according to the Municipal Enforcement Sewer Use Group.