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Can it, cool it, toss it!

can it cool it toss it

Follow these three simple steps, so you don’t have to invite the plumber on Thanksgiving or any day.

  1. CAN IT: pour grease into an empty soup can;
  2. COOL IT: put the can in the freezer or refrigerator until it hardens; and
  3. TOSS IT: once the can is full, throw it in the trash.

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Can the Grease

Our slogan - Can it! Cool it! Toss it! - is a great way to remember what to do with oil and grease after cooking. See the "Proper way to dispose of fats" FAQ for the easy Can it! Cool it! Toss it! steps.

WSSC Water will send you free "Can the Grease" lid covers. Just email your street address to us, and we'll do the rest. (Note: there is a limit of two lids per family.)

Yes you can. Programs are available through local governments; to learn more visit Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection website or the Prince George's County website.

When you're done cooking or frying, DO NOT pour cooking oil, grease or fats down the drain. Pouring grease down the drain can eventually mean clogs in your pipes, possible backups into your basement, and sewage overflows in the WSSC Water system. Do your part by disposing of fats, oils and grease the proper way.

The best way to dispose of fats, oils and grease is to follow our "Can it! Cool it! Toss it!" steps:

  1. Pour them into a can.

  2. Put a lid on the can (we'll send you one, keep reading!).

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

  4. Keep using the can until it's full, then toss it into the trash.

  5. Keep the can covered so the grease, if it melts, doesn't spread through the trash.

Last Modified: January 1, 2024, 7:04 am EST