Just as fat accumulates and causes blockages in human arteries, oil and grease solidifies and accumulates in household pipes, restricting the flow of wastewater and causing sewer backups and overflows.
How it starts: Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) separates from other liquids as it goes down your drain. The FOG cools and sticks to household pipes and sewer pipes.
A matter of time: Over time, pipes become clogged and sewage flow becomes restricted.
Nowhere to go but back: The clogged pipe eventually backs up and floods your home with wastewater. Or it causes it to overflow onto the street.
City of Sacramento Curbside Pickup (city residents only)
Call (916) 355-8397 or visit folsomhazmat.com to schedule a pick-up.
Region: Elk Grove
Region: West Sacramento
Region: Unincorporated Sacramento County
Curbside Collection: Available for county residents on their regularly scheduled garbage/recycling day. For packaging requirements and more information, please visit Sacramento County’s Waste Management and Recycling website or call (916) 875-5555.