Thanksgiving Holiday Observed

For your holiday planning purposes, City offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Offices are closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.

Garbage, recycling, yard waste, and used oil collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, 11/28/2013. The holiday will result in a one day change to your service day. For example, if your regular service day is Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), it will be moved to Friday and Friday service moved to Saturday.

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

Deep frying a turkey this holiday season? Fats, oils, and grease are a natural by-product of the cooking and food preparation process. Known as FOG (fats, oils, and grease), sources include food scraps, meat fats, cooking oil, lard, baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, dairy products, shortening, butter and margarine.

Proper disposal of fats, oils and grease is important because FOG in the sewer system can build up and eventually block collection pipes and sewer lines, resulting in back-ups and overflows on streets and even in the home.

Proper FOG Disposal Is Easy! Follow these simple rules at home to keep harmful FOG out of pipes and sewers:

• FOG should NEVER be poured down the sink, drain or garbage disposal, which is not designed to properly handle FOG.

• Before rinsing or washing cookware, dishware and utensils, scrape or wipe excess food scraps and grease into the trash. Always use a strainer in the sink to catch food scraps and empty into the trash. Improperly disposing grease or fatty foods down the sink, drain or garbage disposal can clog pipes and sewers.

• Use cool water, not hot, to RINSE dishes before hand washing or putting in the dishwasher. Hot water breaks down grease only temporarily so when grease cools, it sticks to the inside of pipes and sewers, which can eventually cause a blockage.

• Pour grease (or other fats that become solid when cooled) into a disposable container that can be tossed in the trash when full. Oil, or liquid fats, should not be placed in the garbage. Instead liquid fats may be properly disposed of at the following locations:

City of West Sacramento Public Works Corporation Yard
1951 South River Road, West Sacramento
Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm.

Yolo County Central Landfill Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility
44090 County Road 28 H, Woodland
Every Friday and Saturday 7:30am to 3:30pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

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