Don't Sink Your Grease

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Don't Sink Your Grease

When fats, oil and grease go down the drain, they can cause a lot of problems in homes, businesses and City sewer systems - clogged drain pipes, reduced plumbing flow, odours and even sewer backups. Sinking your grease can cost time and money.

Residents 

Where does fat, oil and grease come from?

Common sources of grease are meats, fats, lards, cooking oil, shortening, butter and margarine, sauces, and salad dressings. This greasy waste may appear to go down the drain, but it hardens as it moves through sewer pipes. 

What can you do with fat, oil and grease?

Pour grease into a jar, tin can, coffee mug and let it harden. Hardened grease is easily scraped out and can be placed in  your compost cart. 
Wipe fats, oil and grease off cooking equipment with a paper towel before washing.
Scrape all dishes into compost bin before washing. 

Businesses in the Food Industry

The City of Whitehorse Sewer and Storm Bylaw requires all commercial, industrial and institutional food facilities to dispose of fats, oils and grease properly and to install and maintain a proper grease interceptor (grease trap) to appropriate plumbing fixtures. 

For a printable copy of the poster below click here.

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