Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) improperly disposed
in the sanitary sewer system or storm drain
system can cause property damage, health hazards
and environmental problems.
Pouring cooking oil and grease into kitchen
sinks, floor drains or toilets can be costly to
homeowners, the City, and the environment.
Oil and grease rinsed down the plumbing system
builds up and can eventually block the entire
pipe causing sewer back ups and overflows
(Sanitary Sewer Overflows).
How to Properly Dispose of Used Cooking
Small amounts of
cooking oil can be soaked up with a
paper towel or poured into a closed-lid
container such as a coffee can and
disposed of in the trash.
Dispose of large
quantities of cooking oil and grease at
the Fort Worth Environmental Collection
Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center
6400 Bridge Street
Fort Worth, TX
To dispose of a large quantity of cooking
oil, let the oil cool after use. Slowly pour kitty litter
into the oil. When the oil has been absorbed, discard it
in a tightly sealed trash bag to prevent leaks. The trash
bag can now be placed in the garbage for proper disposal.
The North Texas Grease Abatement Council
is an educational partnership between municipalities/water utilities
in North Texas anchored by the North Central Texas Council of
Governments. The cities/agencies currently involved in this
project are Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Grand Prairie and
the Trinity River Authority.
Watch the "Cease The Grease" video
below for useful information and tips.
ENVIRONMENTAL COLLECTION CENTER
The City of Fort Worth's Environmental Collection Center (ECC) accepts
unwanted household chemicals, free of charge, from citizens of
Arlington and participating cities, helping citizens dispose of their
household chemical waste in a safe manner.
The Environmental Collection Center is located at 6400 Bridge
Street in Fort Worth. It is open to residents of Arlington on
Thursday and Fridays from 11 AM until 7 PM and on Saturdays from 9AM
until 3PM (and it's free!). The center is closed on city
holidays. For more information, call the ECC Information Line at