What you pour down your sink can "drain" your bank account. Fats, oils, and grease can cause sewer backups by blocking the main sewer lines as well as those on private property, causing expensive property damage. The City is asking Edmontonians to "store it, don't pour it".
Residents are asked to store fats and grease in disposable containers with lids. The containers can then be placed in the garbage. Used cooking oil should be cooled and put into a covered plastic bottle, labeled and also put out for garbage collection. Residents who are disposing of more than one litre of used cooking oil must 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.
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