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Environmental Quality  |  206 W. Church St., 2nd Floor |  P.O. Box 534045  |  Grand Prairie, TX  75053
Phone 972-237-8055 |  Fax 972-237-8228

Storm Water

Don’t Get Clogged!

Fats, oils and grease and food scraps don’t mix well with water. When flushed, these materials can build up and block the entire sewer pipeline and cause raw sewage overflows into your home, lawns, streets, parks and rivers which creates health risks, destroys the environment, and costs YOU money.

Wondering what to do with your used cooking oil?

The Environmental Collection Center at Map to Environmental Collection Center6400 Bridge St. in Fort Worth will accept waste oil and other household hazardous waste at no charge to Grand Prairie residents (bring proof or residency) Thursday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please feel free to call 817-871-5257 for more details.

Don’t feel like driving to Fort Worth? Grand Prairie residents may register for the next Household Hazardous Waste collection event by calling The City of Grand Prairie Environmental Quality Division at (972) 237-8055 or by clicking here. Collection events are held in Grand Prairie (bring proof of residency).

Globe with Recycle Reduce Reuse MessageGrease Do's & Don’ts

  • Do not pour grease, fats and oils from cooking down the drain.
  • Do not use the toilet as a wastebasket.
  • Do not use the sewer as a means to dispose of food scraps.
  • Do scrape or drain excess grease in a container and recycle it.
  • Do place food scraps in waste containers or garbage bags for disposal with solid wastes or start a compost pile.
  • Do scrape dishes prior to washing.
  • Do promote the concept of "3 R's": Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. These suggestions can save you money!

Links/Contacts

Learn more about storm sewer overflows and how they occur:

Information about the proper disposal of fats, oils and grease:

 

Watersheds

Pet Waste
Cooking Oils
Lawn Chemicals
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Last updated: 11/3/2010 2:17:46 PM