The Regulatory and Economic Resources and Water and Sewer Departments are working together to minimize the negative impact that grease has on Miami-Dade County's sewage system. Recent studies have shown that most of the grease that is causing damages to this system is coming from single-family, apartment and condo residents. The repairs to the County's sewage system can be costly to taxpayers.
At times, the damage is limited to localized clogs in the pipes of the residence, which can also be very costly for the homeowner or those who are renting. That is why is not a good idea to pour grease down your kitchen drain or any other sewage pipe.
After you are done cooking:
- Pour the hot grease into a metal can
- Let it cool down
- Then throw the can into the regular trash.
Do your part and help to minimize the negative impact of grease in our sewage system!
If you own a business with a kitchen, you may need to apply for a permit. Visit the Grease Discharge Permit page to find out all you need to know. For more information, call 305-372-6899.
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