Cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG) is not considered HHW, but is bad to put in your garbage bin OR down the drain. FOG can build up in sewer lines and cause blockages or overflows. This can be a costly problem to fix, both in your home and in utility lines.
Keeping FOG out of our landfill also has another positive impact — it can be recycled and used to produce alternative fuels, like biodiesel. This helps the environment!
If curbside pickup is not available in your area, Placer County residents can drop off household hazardous waste (HHW) at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) free of charge, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find our location and hours here.