Getting residents to keep grease out of drains is only half the battle. Read more in the Houston Chronicle.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
We talk a lot about how you can recycle used cooking oil, but do you know what it gets recycled into? Here’s a cool video to show you how your used cooking oil becomes biodiesel!
We have one you might want to add to your list! In 2017, resolve to protect the Bay in your own home every day! Take the pledge to Cease the Grease in your kitchen!