Proper Disposing of Cooking Grease

We often send our tenants emails with information for easier living and how to avoid problems in the apartments. Recently we sent out an email regarding proper disposal of disposable wipes. I was happy to hear from tenants that they read it and have taken it to heart. I’ll post that information here a little later as it’s well worth sharing.

Another topic that most people do not realize is a danger to plumbing is throwing oil, fat, cooking refuse and general grease like substances down the kitchen sink.

Cooking fat clogging pipe

Most of the properties we manage have grease traps, but even if the grease is thrown down the sink with boiling hot water, it will usually congeal, harden and start the clogging process before it makes it to the grease traps. Especially in some of our larger buildings where the grease traps may be father away from the kitchen than other properties.

The good news is that there are many easy ways to dispose of or even re-use cooking grease.

Instructions for disposal:

  1. Cool the grease, don’t play with hot grease to avoid burning yourself.
  2. One cool place grease in an old seal-able container (jam, peanut butter, yogurt, etc). Hot grease can cause plastics to melt and glass to shatter.
  3. Seal container and store somewhere safe.
  4. Once the container is full, throw it in the trash.
Re-use bacon fat to cook some divine dishe

Some people re-use bacon grease for cooking. It’s a great way to fry things and adds that bacon flavor to anything you cook, mind the added fat though.

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