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Successful Cease the Grease Event
Posted Date: 12/3/2012 9:00 AM

Successful Cease the Grease Event

Carrollton’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments came together after Thanksgiving for the 5th annual Cease the Grease event. In an effort to cut down on the amount of grease that is improperly disposed of, the event encouraged people to collect their holiday cooking grease and oil for free, proper disposal. The event was held on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 27 at the City’s Central Service Center.

Cease the Grease was sponsored for the first time, by Liquid Environmental Solutions. This year, 204.5 gallons were collected on Monday and 113 collected on Tuesday, creating a total of 317.5 gallons of oil and grease collected. Due to the proper disposal of this grease, it will stay out of the sewer system and not cause damage to sewage and drain pipes, and the environment.

City of Carrollton Water Utilities asks that citizens choose to NEVER pour grease down sink drains or into toilets; always scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils and grills into a can or the trash for disposal; and do not put grease down the garbage disposal. Put baskets/strainers in the sink drains to catch solids and empty them into the trash. If everyone takes preventative measures there will be less plumbing issues in homes and no sewage overflows into parks, yards or streets. For more information, contact Water Utilities at 972-466-3425.