What’s the deal with fats, oils, and grease?

When cooking waste like fats, oils, and grease (FOG) go down the drain, it damages and clogs pipes. These clogged pipes cause sewer overflows which introduce harmful bacteria into Galveston Bay and the environment. You can protect your pipes and the Bay by throwing leftover kitchen grease in the trash and recycling your used cooking oil at an approved location.

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Now Open: Seabrook Cooking Oil Recycling Station!

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with the City of Seabrook to establish a new cooking oil recycling station! The station is located at their Public Works warehouse at 1100 Red Bluff Road, Seabrook, TX 77586. To drop off your used cooking oil, make an appointment by calling 281-291-5725.

Introducing our new pollution reporting app!

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) has put the power of protecting your family and the Bay in your hands! The Galveston Bay Action Network mobile application for iPhone and Android allows anyone to easily report any land or water pollution within minutes. Reports are automatically sent to the proper authority, resulting in the quickest response […]

Can cooking oil go in compost piles?

As a rule of thumb, fats and animal proteins of any kind should stay out of your home compost pile. Essentially, most home piles do not get hot enough to break these materials down, creating the potential for rot in your pile. Oils also make it hard for oxygen to get through, which means your pile […]

No wipes down pipes!

You already know how to defend your drains and cease the grease, but do know not to throw wipes down your pipes?   New York City has spent millions cleaning clogs. A suburb of London’s system was shut down and streets dug up for six months to clear a 15 ton blockage in their pipes. […]

What happens when you dump grease down the drain?

This is video from inside a one of El Paso Water Utility’s sewer lines. At 17 seconds, the camera encounters a flow that has been dumping fats, oils, and grease down the drain. After it’s dumped down the drain, it hardens in the pipes and continues to grow until it eventually can cause a sewer overflow. This […]

What is an SSO and why is it bad for my community?

Fats, oil, and grease (FOG) come from meat, butter, lard, food scraps, sauces, dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When FOG goes down the drain it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. This can lead to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood, and streets. Not […]

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This project is funded in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program Grant approved by the Texas Land Commissioner pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA15NOS4190162

This project has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement Contract No. 582-14-43075 to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.