Disposing of oils and grease in a safe manner this holiday season

BILLINGS – When you finish cooking with your greases and oils this holiday season, Billings Public Works says you should can, cool and trash them instead of pouring them down the sink.

“Grease is the biggest problem we have in our sewer system. It’s not designed to take your food waste, it’s not designed to take grease and neither is our plant,” Louis Engles, the water quality superintendent for Billings Public Works, said.

He says the grease, oil and excess food can be very costly on your home’s pipes.