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Pouring fat down the sink can seem like the best way to get rid of it, especially when you’re running around, cooking the turkey and stopping the sprouts from boiling over.

But if you pour fat down the sink, it will harden and congeal. 

This can cause blockages, making it impossible to flush toilets and use sinks. It will stink and if they get lodged in shared pipes, they can affect several houses and even clog up whole neighbourhoods. And no one wants the cost of an emergency plumber at this time of year.

Did you know that Britons will pour 15 million cups of turkey fat down the sink on Christmas Day alone?  

That’s enough to nearly fill an Olympic swimming pool. It’s also enough to block pipes and cause avoidable sewer flooding in your region.

Getting rid of the turkey fat is easy and saves you having to do the washing up straight away:

  • Let the cooking fat, oil and grease cool and set
  • Scrape it into a container (or just some newspaper)
  • Pop it in the bin
and you’re done, free to watch the Queen’s Speech and have another mince pie.

 

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