Welcome to Cease the Grease Dallas

Cease The Grease Logo Thank you for visiting the Cease the Grease website for the City of Dallas. Our goal is to proactively educate the community about proper grease disposal to help protect our homes, businesses and environment from the nasty effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). Take a look around and help us spread the word on how to keep our pipes clear of grease.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow
2016 “Fry Good, Do Good” Contest

The “Fry Good, Do Good” contest, which runs from October 1 through November 2, is a strategic approach to raise awareness about the City of Dallas Water Utilities Defend Your Drains (DYD) and Cease the Grease (CtG) programs and the need for Dallas residents to properly dispose of leftover cooking grease and oil. Learn more.

Grease into electricity?  

Your recycled grease and cooking oil is transported to the Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant and turned into methane – or biogas – to run huge engines that create electricity and heat to run the treatment plant. This process helps the city to clean water and save money. View our info graphic to learn more about the process!

Electric Generator Engine

Sanitary Sewer Overflow
What is an SSO?  

Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) come from meats, butters, lard, food scraps, sauces, dressings, dairy products and cooking oil. When FOG goes down the drain it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. This can lead to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood and streets. Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, it can also run into a nearby stream or river which affects our drinking water.

How you can keep your pipes clear:  
  • Scrape food, oil, grease and sauces from plates and utensils into trash.
  • Don’t pour oil or grease down the drain or garbage disposal.
  • Recycle used cooking oil at one of our many drop-off locations.
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Get more information:  

Visit these links to learn more about grease abatement in and around Dallas.