Don't Sink Your Grease
When fats, oil and grease go down the drain, they can cause a lot of problems in home, business and City sewer systems. This greasy waste may appear to go down the drain, but it hardens as it moves through the pipes, clogging drain pipes, reducing plumbing flow, creating odours and even sewer backups and floods. Sinking your grease can cost time and money.
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.
What can you do with fat, oil and grease?
- Pour grease into a jar, tin can, or 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.
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