Can the Grease

Can it, cool it, throw it away!


After grilling or frying,
Don’t put fats, oils or grease down the drain:
“Can it, cool it, throw it away.”


Putting grease down the drain can eventually mean clogs for you, potential backups into your basement and sewage overflows in the WSSC system.


So please do your part by disposing of fats, oils and grease the proper way. 

  1. Pour them into a can

  2. Put a lid on the can

  3. Put the can in the refrigerator to let the grease cool

  4. Once the can is full, throw the can into the trash.

  5. And keep the can covered so the melted grease doesn't spill into your trash.

 Can it.  Cool it.  Throw it away.


Can the Grease Lids  

WSSC is offering FREE “Can the Grease” lid covers. Email us your address. We’ll do the rest.

Limit two lids per family.

Can the Grease PSA 2013
English | Espanol
Can the Grease PSA 2011
 Can the Grease PSA 2010

2012 National Environmental Achievement Award - Video Category

Now Available - An alternate way to dispose of Cooking Oil

Recycling Cooking Oil

Brochure Summaries about “Can the Grease.”

Brochure-“Don’t Let Sewer Back-Ups Happen to You”

This brochure explains how pouring grease down the drain or pouring down the toilet, even if you use hot water to melt it, can cause sewer backups.  So pour grease into a can and throw away the grease.

Brochure-“Fat-Free Sewers”

This brochure from the Water Environment Federation tells how pouring grease or oils down the drain can cause grease to the inside of sewer pipes and cause sewer backups.  They note that garbage disposals do not keep grease out of the plumbing system.  So pour the grease and/or oils into a can or trash for disposal.

Flier-“Can the Grease”

Never pour kitchen greases or oils down the drain.  Use sink strainers to catch food items, then empty the strainer into the trash.

Flier-“Ponga La Grasa en una Lata”

Nunca vierta grasa o aciete por el fregadero.  Use coladores para el fregadero para recoger los desperdicios de comida y despues vacie el colador en la basura.

Brochure-A Restaurant Manager’s Guide to Controlling FOG Discharges-“Can the Grease”

WSSC regulations require grease abatement in all food establishments in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. 

 Powerpoint For Community Groups

Public Outreach for FOG

For more information, call WSSC Regulatory Services’ FOG Unit at 301-206-8575.


Sitemap  |   Jobs  |  Contact Us  |   Privacy Policy
© 2011 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission    14501 Sweitzer Lane     Laurel, Maryland 20707