Grease Disposal Tips

Fats, Oils, and Greases aren't just bad for your arteries and your waistline; they're bad for sewers, too!!

As you may know, sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage home interiors, and threaten the environment. An increasingly common cause of overflows and backups is sewer pipes blocked by GREASE.

Grease commonly enters residential sewer systems through household drains.

The City of Muscatine needs the help of all its residents to keep our sewer system running properly and to keep your residential service lines clear.

You can help avoid sewer overflows, backups, and repeated maintenance problems by following a few simple guidelines. Read on to learn how: What we can do to help?

The easiest way to solve the grease problem and help prevent overflows of raw sewage into your homes or the environment is to keep this material out of the sewer system in the first place.

There are several ways to do this.

NEVER pour grease down sink or tub drains, garbage disposals, or into toilets.
Scrape grease and food scraps from trays, plates, pots, pans, utensils, grills and cooking surfaces into a can or the trash for disposal. Put baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids, and empty the drain baskets/strainers into the trash for disposal. Pass this information concerning the problem of grease in the sewer system and how to keep it out with your friends and neighbors, please contact the Department of Public Works, Collection and Drainage Division 15 563.263.8933 if you have any questions.