Thanksgiving and Christmas, with its fried turkeys, buttery foods, and gravy, can be hard on the diet—and on pipes and sewer systems. When fats, oils, and grease are washed down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes, hardening and building up until they cause clogs and sewer backups. This can cause sewage to overflow into homes, streets, and local waterways. Whether the repairs are in your home or in the street, it can be costly and inconvenient. Don’t pour your Thanksgiving grease down the drain, recycle it for free! Residents can recycle used fats, oils and greases at the Public Works office, 402 N. Bois D' Arc, and can even stop by the office to pick up a free funnel to help with the grease collection! For more information, please call 972.564.7340.