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Posted on November 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM by Sharon Hoggard
Don’t be a turkey with your holiday kitchen clean up this season. Improper disposal of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) rendered from turkey roasting and frying is a common mistake, and askHRgreen.org encourages at-home chefs to collect and dispose of these drain-clogging substances properly.
Finally, a word of caution about garbage disposals: If you think yours will safely dispose of food scraps; think again. “These appliances do break food scraps down into smaller pieces, but they just end up clinging to the pipe walls,” said Eastep. “Over time, the buildup increases, blocks the flow of wastewater and leads to backups into homes, onto streets, down storm drains and into local waterways. That’s not only a nuisance; but an environmental concern as well.” For more tips on keeping a clean, green kitchen, visit www.askHRgreen.org.
askHRgreen.org is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads – from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Launched in 2011, the region-wide public awareness and education campaign is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the following members: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the town of Smithfield; and HRSD. Like askHRgreen.org on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram, tune in to YouTube and catch the “Let’s Talk Green” blog, written by a team of local experts.