Public Service Announcement


Fats, Oils & Grease...

Grease clogs pipes!

Grease clogs pipes!

...poured down kitchen sinks lead to messy—and expensive—clogs for you and the City of Columbia!

The City of Columbia spends an average of $1.5 million annually and 4,500 hours toward unclogging and cleaning the wastewater collection system lines each year. Costs associated with unclogging these stoppages are passed on to City customers through sanitary sewer fees.

Not even soap and hot water can stop them! In your house, it's a sewer back-up. In the street, it's a sanitary sewer overflow. No matter where they happen, grease clogs are:

  • Disgusting
  • Expensive
  • AND avoidable!

What to do with that grease?

  • Pour leftover grease into a jar or can, let it cool, and toss it in the trash!
  • Scrape your plates and dishes into the trash can.
Never pour grease down the kitchen sink. Trash it!

Never pour grease down the kitchen sink. Trash it!


Have a lot of grease?

If you're a city resident, then recycle it at 2910 Colonial Drive! It will be converted into earth-friendly biofuel for garbage trucks and other city vehicles.

For more information, visit Cooking Oil Recycling.

Recycled cooking oil and grease powers garbage trucks and other City vehicles.

Recycled cooking oil and grease powers garbage trucks and other City vehicles.


Address

1136 Washington St.
Columbia, SC 29201
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Phone

(803) 545 3300
24 hours a day
7 days a week