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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Should it go Down the Drain?

No_Grease_Down_Drain - a frying pan with oil encased in red cross-out graphic

Pouring cooking fats, oil, or grease down the drain can clog your plumbing, create blockages in our sewers, and enter our waterways. Several everyday ingredients can also create blockages. Be kitchen sink smart to prevent plumbing and sewer disasters!

Don't Put Down the Disposal - celery skins, potato skins, pasta, egg shells, grease


Green Can OK
Food ScrapsFood-Soiled PaperYard / Garden Waste
FruitsPaper napkinsLeaves
VegetablesPaper towelsFlowers
MeatPaper plates & cupsGrass
PoultryCoffee filters Weeds
Seafood & shellfishTea bagsHouseplants
BonesPaper take-out boxesTrimmings
RicePizza boxes


Breads & Grains

Coffee Grounds


Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Visit the following sites for more information and proper disposal methods.

Zero Waste Marin - Resources for Residents and Businesses

Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin (SASM) - FOG Information

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