City of Irving, TX

08/14/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 23:20

Proper Grease and Oil Disposal

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps.


  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; wipe oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipment, food scrapers and brooms.
  • Keep grease out of wash water; place food scraps in the trash.
  • Flush only toilet paper and human waste down the toilet.
  • Dispose of towels, diapers, all wipes and cleaning cloths, and feminine products in the trash.
  • Recycle used oil through the city's Special Waste Collection program. For more information, call (972) 721-8059.


  • Pour oil or grease down drains; always place used oil in a container and dispose of it in the trash.
  • Use hot water to rinse grease from any surface.
  • Allow food scraps down the drain.
  • Flush disposable or 'flushable' cleaning cloths, wipes, diapers, feminine products or paper towels down the toilet.

For more information, visit Household Waste: Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease or call (972) 721-2281.