Store It, Don't Pour It!
What you pour down your sink can "drain" your bank account. Fats, oils, and grease can cause sewer back ups and expensive property damage, so the City is telling Edmontonians "Store it, don't pour it".
Pouring fats, oils, and grease down the drain can block the main sewer lines as well as those on private property. This can result in sewer backups, property damage and significant costs to residents and to the City.
Residents are asked to store fats and grease in a disposable container. When it is full, it can be thrown out with other garbage.
Used cooking oil should be cooled and put into a covered plastic bottle, labeled and put out for garbage collection. Residents who are disposing of four or more litres of used cooking oil can take it to an Eco Station.
The FAQ section answers questions about how fats, oils, and grease in the sewer system can cause problems. It also tells you what to do to prevent them.
To learn more, check out these documents and videos:
For more information:
311 or 780-496-1609