November 20, 2006
Sweetland, Director of Water and Wastewater Resources
HELP “FIGHT THE FAT” THIS
Residents Encouraged to Keep Fats, Oils and Grease
out of the Sewer System
Daly City – Deep-frying
that holiday turkey? Deep-frying lumpia for
family and friends? Don’t pour the used cooking
oil down the drain. Recycle it for free.
City of Daly City is encouraging all residents
to properly dispose of their cooking oils and
cooking grease for free. Pouring oils and grease
down the drain causes backups into homes and
streets, resulting in an unpleasant mess that
can cost thousands of dollars to clean up. Fortunately,
residents can help eliminate backups by making
a few simple changes:
Do NOT pour cooking oils, grease
or greasy food directly down the drain.
• Do NOT use hot water
and soap to wash grease down the drain, as it
will cool and harden in the sewer line.
• SCRAPE dishes, pots
and pans into the garbage and use a paper towel
to wipe any residual grease from them before
• DO pour cooled grease
into disposable containers and into the garbage.
• RECYCLE cooking oils
for free. Here’s how:
City residents may bring their waste cooking
oils in a sealed container to the Wastewater
Treatment Plant located at 153 Lake Merced Blvd.
Self-service recycling hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm,
Monday through Friday, and no appointment is
needed. For more information, call the Department
of Water and Wastewater Resources at (650) 991-8200.