Sustainable Gresham

Freeze the Grease, Save Your Drains

Freeze the greaseKeep your Drains Clean

Grease from meat fats, gravy and cooking oil build up inside your homes pipes whenever you pour these down the drain, and clogged pipes are a real pain in the drain. You can help keep your pipes clean by freezing any greases you have on hand and disposing of them in the garbage rather than down the drain.

Free Grease Kits

Spare yourself the heartache of a sewage backup and get yourself a free grease kit from the City.

Call 503-618-2525 and we'll mail a kit to your home.

More Information

Read more about how to stop fats, oil and grease from making their way into your sewer pipes.

And check out this video from Clean Water Services, explaining the importance of freezing the grease.


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Internal Sustainability Plan 

City staff and volunteers collect huge volumes of recyclable materials at the annual Earth Day recycling event. 




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Family sorting materials for recycling at home 


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ColorCentric recycles used 33 mm film cases, typically more than 7,500 pounds a month.