JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As Thanksgiving approaches, JEA encourages customers to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease.
The utility is reminding residents of the impact that clogged drains can have on homes and the wastewater system.
When fats, oils, and grease are disposed of down the drain, this causes clogging, which in turn causes sewage to back up into homes, yards, streets and waterways. Unclogging the wastewater system will cost JEA, and it can ultimately lead to higher utility bills.
To properly dispose of fats, oils and grease this Thanksgiving, JEA encourages customers to follow these steps:
- Pour cooking grease into a used can, seal the can in a plastic bag and throw it away.
- Wipe off dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils with a paper towel before rinsing or washing them. Then put the paper towels in the trash.
- Recycle leftover oil into biofuel at one of JEA’s Used Cooking Oil Recycling Stations.
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