You can save money for your home, building, and the city by not pouring grease and oil down the drain and properly disposing of them in the trash. Boston Water and Sewer is offering a free, reusable lid that will fit a variety of cans to help you with safe disposal.
All the reasons that the city has for not wanting grease and oils in the city sewer system also apply to your home and your building. Here's a page full of reasons for jumping on the no grease or oil down the drain bandwagon. Anyone who has suffered a sewer back up into their home can tell you that they never want it to happen again.
If you are someone who prefers watching a video to reading, the FOG Prevention team has also prepared this video.
Penny heard about the program, went to this link on the Boston Water and Sewer website, and soon found the items above in our mailbox.
These covers are perfect for grease that will solidify. In the case of oils that will remain liquid, we save a jam or pickle glass jar and use that to hold liquids. And, while we avoid using paper towels for most purposes, Penny will wipe out a greasy pan with one and toss that in the trash before cleaning it in the sink.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2016 Penny Cherubino and artwork courtesy of Boston Water and Sewer Commission.