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City offers free grease containers for holiday cooking

Posted at 6:39 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 20:09:33-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Traditionally, cooking and baking are a joyful part of the holidays. The food is delicious, but don’t let the festivities get bogged down by a clogged drain.

The city is offering residents a free way to be sure there isn’t a holiday drain disaster this year.

These containers will help residents properly dispose of food waste that contain fats, oils and greases (FOG). Dumping FOG down your drain can block wastewater lines resulting in costly repairs.

Here is a brief list of items that belong in the trash, NOT your drain.


  • Raw Meat
  • Meat Trimmings
  • Poultry Skins
  • Butter
  • Lard
  • Cheeses
  • Sour Cream


  • Cooking OIl
  • Salad Dressing
  • Vegetable OIls
  • Coconut OIl
  • Olive OIl
  • Fryer Oil
  • Margarine


  • Bacon Residue
  • Chicken Broth
  • Beef Stock
  • Gravy
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fried Drippings
  • Soups