Grease Goblin

Beware of the Grease Goblin


Did you know…

  • Most sanitary sewer backups occur between your home and the Town’s sewer main?
  • You can help prevent costly and unsanitary overflow by following a few simple steps.
  • Each year there are more than 15,000 sewer overflows in North Carolina.
  • Many sewer overflows are directly related to the improper disposal of oil and grease from restaurants and home kitchen drains.


  • Scrape excess grease in a container and dispose of it in the garbage.
  • Place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags for disposal with solid wastes in the garbage.
  • Place a wastebasket in the bathroom to dispose of solid wastes.  Disposable diapers and personal hygiene products do not belong in the sewer system.

Do Not

  • Pour grease, fats, and oils from cooking down the drain.
  • Use the toilet as a wastebasket.
  • Use the sewer as a means of disposing food scraps.



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