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Cooking Oil and Grease

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Cooking Oil and Grease
Fats, oils and greases (FOG) poured down your sink, garburator or toilet may leave clogging deposits along pipes and drains and could be harmful for septic system. 

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How do I go green?

Cut down on oils used in the cooking process. Using only what you need will reduce the amount of left over oil or grease you need to dispose of. 

Cooking oil and grease can be kept in a jar to cook with again. Mix grease with birdseed and place it in a reusable container in the freezer. This tasty blend will successfully attract and feed many birds. 

Small quantities of grease, like bacon grease, can be wiped up with a paper towel or napkin and thrown in with your kitchen scraps. 

Larger amounts of grease can be stored in a container until solid and emptied into your kitchen scraps or garbage.

Liquid used cooking oil in a clean, sealed metal or plastic containers can be returned to Hartland Depot or other local recyclers. Hartland depot will accept up to 10 litres from residents. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Port Renfrew Garbage & Recycling Depot

    17055 Parkinson Road
    Port Renfrew

  • The Environmental Story

    Capital Region residents pour an estimated one million kilograms of fat, oils and greases (FOG) down household drains annually. FOG can clog pipes and treatment screens causing drainage problems, using excess energy in the treatment process and depleting oxygen from our waterways.

    Did You Know?

    Used cooking oil may be recycled into industrial fuel, soap, cosmetics and animal feed, among other consumable items.