Residential Grease Wastewater Reduction Program
The Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program is working to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in the wastewater discharged to the City’s sewer collection system and wastewater treatment facility, referred to as publicly owned treatment works, (POTW).
One way to reduce the amount discharged at home is to separate the cooking oils and grease from your pots, pans, and plates prior to washing or dishwasher pre-clean. When warm, the liquid oils and grease can be easily poured into an old can. Then securely seal the container lid and place in your refrigerator to harden the liquid grease. Once hard, place the container in your trash for disposal. Your efforts will help to keep the City’s wastewater sewer system “Fat Free”.
Fat Free Drains, “Trash the Fat”
The Meridian Public Works Department is offering you a free plastic can topper, and grease scraper to help keep your household drains fat free! To pick up your “Fat Free Drain Kit.” These items are for Meridian residents only.
Please visit us at:
Meridian City Hall
33 E. Broadway Ave.
Second Floor, Suite 204 Meridian, ID 83642
Or call 898-5500 and provide your mailing address.
When oil, shortening, sauces, lard, butter, and grease are washed down your sink, they stick to the inside of sewer pipes and may cause messy back ups in your home!
What you can do to help:
- NEVER pour grease down sink drains or into toilets.
- Scrape grease and food scraps into a can.
- Freeze it.
- Toss the can into the trash.