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FitFill Recycled Funnel

Weisenbach Recycled Products

    Quality Funnels and Spouts
    made of recycled materials

No splashing.
No sloshing.
No third hand required.
No kidding!

 

The Problem with F.O.G.
(Fats, Oils & Grease)

Many people don’t know it, but pouring cooking oils and grease down the drain is causing BIG problems for both municipal sewage systems and for their own pocketbooks.

Much like fat can clog human arteries, fats, oils and grease build up in sewer pipes and over time, cause blockages and back-ups onto city streets and even into homes.

With kitchen grease coming from countless restaurants and many individual weekend pans of bacon, knowing the source of the problem is not difficult. The challenge is finding a solution and educating the general public on proper disposal techniques.

bwsc pipe

Photo credit to Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Why Should We Care?

So if Mr. Smith lives in an apartment, he enjoys pan-frying a fish filet on weekends, and he just rinses out the pan in the sink when he is done - why should he care what ultimately happens to the grease? After all, it hasn’t clogged his sink. The plumbing in his building is working fine. He has never seen a mess, and it doesn’t cost him anything, right?

Wrong. In fact, according to a 2014 New York Times article, improperly disposed fat, oil & grease caused 62% of the 15,000 sewage back-up complaints that the city’s Environmental Protection Department logged last year. And this problem isn’t limited to New York City. Repair and remediation is costing communities across the country millions of dollars annually. Where is that money coming from?

Ultimately, it is coming from Mr. Smith, and me, and you, the taxpayer. Pouring grease down the drain costs us all money, and can also impact the quality of the water we all drink. There is a smarter solution!

What is the right thing to do with grease and used cooking oils?

Following 4 simple steps will help eliminate FOG from our sewers:

  1. Pour excess oil from pans & cooking equipment using a FitFill® FOG Funnel and an empty milk jug.
  2. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel
  3. Toss the paper towel and extra scraps in trash
  4. Wash the pan, put a lid on the jug. Store used oil in a cool place until ready to dispose.

The FitFill® FOG Funnel makes it easy for residents to recycle or properly dispose of used household cooking oils, fats, and grease. This patented funnel fits snugly onto most gallon jugs.

  • Made in the USA
  • Recycled / regrind polypropylene (#5-PP)
  • Safe for food contact
  • Heat tolerant
  • Dishwasher-safe.

Fitfill® FOG Funnels are manufactured in the USA by Weisenbach Recycled Products along with other special purpose funnels, spouts, and containers for used oil collection and pollution prevention.

FOG funnel grease
FOG imprinted no bkg

What happens next?

Check with your local sanitary district or water district to learn their recommendations for proper FOG disposal.

Some communities offer waste-to-fuel programs, where used kitchen oils can be recycled into biodiesel fuel for vehicles. In other cases, the recovered materials can be used in the manufacturing of other products, such as animal feeds or cosmetics. While such programs are not widely available at the time, it is worth researching to see what facilities exist near you.

Leading By Example: The Costa Mesa Sanitary District

In California, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District has partnered with the Orange Coast College Recycling Center to promote residential F.O.G. recycling. 

Residents are encouraged to place the waste material into a plastic container, like a milk jug, and then take the container to the recycling center.

Have a great F.O.G. recycling program in your area and want to share your story? Send us an email

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