February 27, 2018
Protect your household pipes from FOG (fats, oils and grease)
Residents can pick up a free FOG cup to help prevent sewer pipe blockages
March 19, 2018
FOG cups are now available for pick up at all Oxford County Library locations, the Zorra Township municipal office and Tillsonburg town hall.
In an effort to protect the sanitary sewer system and local septic tanks, Oxford County is now offering FOG cups as an easy way to store and dispose of kitchen fats, oils and grease. This free cup can be used to store accumulated kitchen fats, oils and grease in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to dispose of it in the garbage.
When grease is poured down the sink or in a toilet as a liquid, it eventually cools and hardens, restricting the flow of liquid and even clogging sewer pipes. This can lead to an expensive and unpleasant clean-up at the homeowner’s expense due to blocked pipes or hardened in a septic system. Using a FOG cup to dispose of fats, oils and grease instead of pouring these substances down the drain means you are saving yourself from a costly plumbing problem later on.
FOG cups are available for pick-up at the following locations:
Oxford County Administration Building
21 Reeve St., Woodstock
Oxford County Waste Management Facility
384060 Salford Rd., Salford
FOG cups are made available through the Your Turn program to equip municipalities with FOG cups to supply to their communities.
Tips to avoid pipe blockage
- Never pour grease down the sink drain or toilet
- Wipe out greasy pans with paper towel before putting them into the sink to soak
- Scrape food scraps from trays, plates, pots, pans and utensils into the garbage before washing these items
- Use an FOG cup to dispose of the fats, oils and grease leftover from meats, salad dressings, sauces, etc.
Learn more about the consequences of residential oil and grease
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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