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JCSA promotes proper disposal of fats, oils and grease

November 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Beth Davis


Phone: (757) 253-6859
Email: beth.davis@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

The James City Service Authority (JCSA) urges customers to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease this holiday season.

 

Large amounts of fats, oils and grease are produced every day in household kitchens. When washed down the kitchen sink these cooking by-products drain into the wastewater system. The fats, oils and grease adhere to the side of the sewer lines resulting in blockages that can cause wastewater to overflow above ground into homes and the environment.

 

Protect your home and the environment by following three easy steps to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease:

 

1. Pour cooled oils and grease into an old glass jar or can and dispose of it in the trash or take it to one of the fats, oils and grease recycling containers at James City County’s Convenience Centers located at 1204 Jolly Pond Road, 107 Tewning Road, and 185 Industrial Boulevard.

 

2. Remove excess grease left on cookware with a paper towel and dispose of it in the trash and scrape excess food scraps left on cookware into the trash, not down the garbage disposal.

 

3. Tell your family and friends about protecting their home and preserving their environment through the proper disposal of fats, oils and grease.

 

For free information and tools you can use to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease, visit our “Greasebusters - Don’t Strain the Drain” display at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center located at 5301 Longhill Road from November 16th – 30th.

 

"Greasebusters – Don’t Strain the Drain" is an initiative of the James City Service Authority to protect homes, communities and help preserve the environment from harmful disposal of fats, oils and grease. For more information, visit www.jccEgov.com/jcsa or call 253-6859.

 

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