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PotsieWeber

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How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:23:37 PM »
I was curious what others do with the nasty liquid & drippings left in your liquid pan after using your smoker.

I have a sewer grate right out front by the street, so I usually just dump it down the sewer in the street.  I usually do it after dark, just so people don't see me and wonder what the heck I'm dumping in the sewer.

Around here, it goes to a sewage treatment plant, not straight to river/creek or anything like that. 
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Jules V.

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 09:48:44 PM »
I'm almost certain the drain in front of your house is a storm drainage and not a part of the sewer (wastewater system) line.

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 11:32:13 PM »
   Look up fatberg London sewer system you'll see thats a no no. Go to a construction site and ask for some five gallon buckets and lids, when done throw it in the dumpster.
   I remember reading they would collect used grease for the war effort to make explosives.

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 05:21:35 AM »
I'm curious what others do as well. I usually dump the liquid into my ash bucket then that all eventually gets dumped into a bag to be taken out with the trash.

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 05:26:28 AM »

I'm curious what others do as well. I usually dump the liquid into my ash bucket then that all eventually gets dumped into a bag to be taken out with the trash.

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This is what I do as well.


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Cellar2ful

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 07:18:16 AM »

I agree with Jules.

I'm almost certain the drain in front of your house is a storm drainage and not a part of the sewer (wastewater system) line.

I line my WSM water pan with foil.  Leftover water gets dumped on my lawn or garden, using a paper towel to skim any floating fat drippings.  I wipe the foil with a couple of paper towels and that and any fat gets thrown into my green waste recycle container. Our waste/recycle company requests that all grease gets thrown into the green/yard trimmings container rather than the landfill garbage.   The foil goes into the garbage.
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PotsieWeber

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 03:19:55 PM »
Some older cities, like the Chicago area, never had a separate line for storm-water drainage because when they were originally set up, they all went into rivers, lakes, streams, etc.  When they began treating waste, the grates in the streets were already connected up to the same lines, so everything winds up getting treated. 

Most of the sewers in the street in the Chicago area go into the wastewater system & is treated.  In areas where it does not, further away from the city, such as at least parts of Prospect Heights, you will often see either warnings spray painted by the sewer & I've also seen some sewer grates that depict fish & other things in the metal & indicating they go to a stream.  Where I'm at, I'm 100% positive that it goes into the waste treatment system. 


I agree with Jules.

I'm almost certain the drain in front of your house is a storm drainage and not a part of the sewer (wastewater system) line.

I line my WSM water pan with foil.  Leftover water gets dumped on my lawn or garden, using a paper towel to skim any floating fat drippings.  I wipe the foil with a couple of paper towels and that and any fat gets thrown into my green waste recycle container. Our waste/recycle company requests that all grease gets thrown into the green/yard trimmings container rather than the landfill garbage.   The foil goes into the garbage.
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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2018, 03:59:22 AM »
line my bowls with foil.
next day or wen i get around to it...just crumple it up and bag it in the spent charcoal bag and garbage.

i dont dump any grease into any drains
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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2018, 03:01:16 PM »
I've never heard of storm drains running into waste treatment.  Doesn't mean it can't happen, I just don't think it's likely.

Now, I'm not anywhere near a tree-hugger, but either way, it's not a good idea to pour grease into either of those systems.  It can clog them up.

Much better to let those drippings join the leftover ashes and add them to your local landfill.





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Dc_smoke309

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 03:18:17 PM »
Usually 90% goes into the ash bucket . And dumped in the trash bag .


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PotsieWeber

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 06:44:32 PM »
Chicago & the older suburbs are that way.  Read for yourself.  https://www.chicagoriver.org/issues/policy/stormwater-and-sewer-overflows

Although I do find the add to the ashes & toss out method interesting & will likely give it a try.

I've never heard of storm drains running into waste treatment.  Doesn't mean it can't happen, I just don't think it's likely.

Now, I'm not anywhere near a tree-hugger, but either way, it's not a good idea to pour grease into either of those systems.  It can clog them up.

Much better to let those drippings join the leftover ashes and add them to your local landfill.





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« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 07:20:55 PM by PotsieWeber »
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Hal

Big Dawg

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 02:29:41 PM »
Chicago & the older suburbs are that way.  Read for yourself.  https://www.chicagoriver.org/issues/policy/stormwater-and-sewer-overflows

Although I do find the add to the ashes & toss out method interesting & will likely give it a try.


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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 03:43:05 PM »
line my bowls with foil.
next day or wen i get around to it...just crumple it up and bag it in the spent charcoal bag and garbage.

i dont dump any grease into any drains

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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2019, 09:41:31 AM »
I NEVER use water in my WSM. The water bowl is filled with crumpled up aluminum foil, covered with a sheet of aluminum foil (slightly dished to catch drippings), and acts as a heat baffle. No need for the water mess. When the cooking is done, crumple it up and trash it. And, the bowl is clean... Trust me, you don't need water.
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Re: How do you dispose of liquid & drippings from your WSM?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 10:41:43 AM »
I NEVER use water in my WSM. The water bowl is filled with crumpled up aluminum foil, covered with a sheet of aluminum foil (slightly dished to catch drippings), and acts as a heat baffle. No need for the water mess. When the cooking is done, crumple it up and trash it. And, the bowl is clean... Trust me, you don't need water.
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I also have some foil wrapped pumice stones mixed in with the foil balls.
I have never run water in my WSM.
Runs great and less mess to clean up.

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