Free FOG Cups Available to Dispose of Cooking Fat, Oil and Grease

Published on: 2020/01/31 - in News

Kingston residents can now get free FOG cups (fats, oils and greases) courtesy of the City of Kingston, Kingston Fire & Rescue, and Utilities Kingston.

When poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet, FOG – which includes cooking oil, butter and margarine, meat fats, salad dressings, sauces, and gravies – solidify and build up inside plumbing pipes which can cause a sewer back-up risk in your home.

The cups keep FOG out of the drain and, as they’re BPI certified and compostable, they can be disposed of in your Green Bin.

To use a Fog cup, simply pour cooled grease, fat or lard into the cup, store the covered cup in your fridge or freezer to solidify, and then placing the cup in your Green Bin for disposal.

Free FOG cups can be picked up at the following locations (limit of three per household):

  • At Utilities Kingston’s main offices, 85 Lappan’s Lane, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • At the Kingston Area Recycling Center, 196 Lappan’s Lane, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • At Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Headquarters, 500 O’Connor Dr., Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to a recent social media post by Utilities Kingston, the cups can now also be picked up at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., during regular office hours.

Information about disposing of other waste items can be found using the City’s waste lookup tool and Utilities Kingston has details on how to protect your home from a sewage back-up by learning what not to flush.

Image source (cropped): Utilities Kingston post