The CRD is recommending that you do NOT pour your fats, oils and grease down the drain; compost it instead. Here’s their article.
We’ve put our sink on a fat-free diet
Each year almost one million kilograms of fats, oils and grease (FOG) flow down the drains of homes throughout the Capital Region. Well, it doesn’t always flow. FOG can clog pipes and treatment screens, causing backups, overflows and odour problems. FOG that makes it through to the ocean can deplete oxygen, damaging fish and other organisms that inhabit the environment. Not to mention that it takes additional energy for treatment plants to break down excess FOG entering the system.
A few simple actions will prevent excess fats, oils and grease from ending up in the ocean
For grease left over from cooking and frying, cool then pour into a container. Store the container in the refrigerator or freezer until full and then dispose of it. If your municipality offers a kitchen scraps program, you can place the content in to your kitchen scraps bin on your pickup day. If the container is compostable, the content and container can be placed in the kitchen scraps bin.
For large amounts of liquid cooking oil (up to 10 litres), store the oil in its original container and take it to Hartland Landfill for recycling.
- To read the original article AND to benefit from their FAQs, click here
- Sooke kitchen scraps program (District of Sooke page)
- SPN article: Effectively managing kitchen scraps without attracting bears