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Grease Disposal

As part of our pretreatment program's effort to reduce the discharge of food related grease and oil, SVSD would like to offer a FREE, reusable 3-step can lid to all residents within the District. These reusable plastic lids snap securely onto three different can sizes. Lids are available to pick up at our admin building during normal business hours.

  • Never pour grease or oil down the kitchen drain
  • Never pour grease or oil into a toilet bowl
  • Put hot grease in a can or lined container or
  • Allow grease to cool in the frying pan then scrape into a can, container or into the trash
  • Scrape food waste into a lined trash can not into the sink
  • Use a paper towel to wipe oil and grease from plates, pots and pans. Discard in the trash
  • Use a strainer to catch food scraps from going down the drain and empty the strainer into the trash
Where is the Grease:  **Please put the following in the trash rather than down the drain: 
  • Baked goods, butter, cheese, cooking oil, dairy products, fat from meat, gravy, lard, margarine, sauces, shortening and table scraps
What is the Problem? 
  • Grease, fat and oil poured down the drain, sticks to the drain pipes and to the District's sewer lines.
  • Grease creates operational problems at the District's Wastewater Treatment Plant
Why Prevent Sewer Back-ups? 
  • Avoid having raw sewage go into homes, businesses, parks, yards, streets, ditches, rivers, or lakes
  • Prevent an offensive and expensive clean-up
  • Reduce the potential contact with disease causing organisms
  • Eliminate the need to temporarily relocate living arrangements during cleanup and repair
  • Lower the District's maintenance costs to help keep sewer rates from increasing
Did you know? 
  • Using hot water to flush grease down a drain is a waste of hot water? When hot water contacts the cooler piping, the grease comes out of the solution and sticks to the sewer line
  • Soaps and detergents that claim to dissolve grease may pass it down the sewer line and cause problems elsewhere
  • A garbage disposal does not prevent grease from going down the drain
  • Excessive use of drain cleaners will eventually damage the sewer line resulting in costly repairs


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