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9601 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7608
Fax: 206.275.7814
Email: publicworks@mercer. . .
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Mon-Fri)
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Cut the FOG

Food Scraper
Food Scraper

FOG can clog pipes and cause sewage to back up into your home or on to your property or others near you. Please, never pour grease or put food waste down the drain or toilet. Avoid using your garbage disposal, especially for items that contain FOG, and scrape leftover food into your compost or trash.
 
Sources of FOG include:

  • Butter, margarine or shortening
  • Cooking oil or grease from cooked meats
  • Cream, sauces or gravy, soup
  • Mayonnaise or sour cream
  • Food Scraps

Put These in Your Compost

  • Fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, grains
  • Eggshells, nutshells
  • Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
  • Meat, fish, shells and bones
  • Milk, butter and cheese

Keep Your Drains Fat-Free

  • Pour fats, oils and grease into a container and store in the freezer, and then put in the trash after it has hardened.
  • Use a paper towel to wipe greasy dishes before dishwashing.
  • Use sink strainers to catch food waste during dishwashing.
  • Use a food scraper and put food scraps in the compost or in the trash.


 

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