Trap the Grease
In the city of Tulsa,
cooking grease is one of the major causes of residential pipeline
and City sewer blockages.
The spilled sewage eventually reaches Oklahoma streams and rivers,
causing unsafe conditions.
By following a few simple steps, you can help prevent costly
sewage overflows in the future.
All fats, oils and grease should be poured into a coffee can, or
other durable container, and disposed of in the trash can, not down
Dishes and pots that are coated with greasy leftovers, should be
wiped clean with a paper towel before washing or placing in the
dishwasher. Toss the paper towel in the trash can.
Scrape all scraps into the trash. Don't put any scraps in the
garbage disposal. Dispose of them in the trash can or compost.
Cooking grease coats pipelines in a way similar to the way that
fatty foods clog human arteries. The grease clings to the inside of
the pipe, eventually causing complete blockage.
Grease should NEVER be poured down the drain. Running hot water
and pouring detergent down the drain only breaks up grease
temporarily. As the grease moves through the pipe, it separates
from the water and begins to coat the pipe.
Flushing grease down the toilet also causes sewer blockages.
Many foods are sources of fat that, with grease, can clog
Recycle waste cooking or frying oil at
these Tulsa M.e.t. locations:
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily
12466 E. 21st St.
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.
You can also drop off waste cooking or frying oil at
the next Household Pollution Collection Event held each year in the
spring and fall. For more information, contact the M.e.t. at (918)
Report Sewage Overflows
If you see, hear or smell something you think might be a sewer
overflow, report it immediately by calling (918) 669-6100. A
Customer Service employee and City crew is available 24 hours. Be
prepared to describe the location.
Frequent PACE businesses. Look for this decal:
PACE provides free prevention training, public outreach, and
technical assistance to those who have made the PACE pledge. PACE
is a voluntary program which recognizes those who go above and
beyond environmental regulations. Please visit PACE
For more information on the Grease
Program for Businesses, contact (918) 591-4361 or email.