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Cooking Oil and Grease

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

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How do I go green?

Cut down on oils used in the cooking process.

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 attract and feed many birds. 

If you've got large amounts of spare cooking oil, diesel engines can be converted to run on filtered and reprocessed used cooking vegetable oils.

Small quantities can be wiped up with a paper towel or napkin and thrown in with your kitchen scraps. 

Save uncontaminated used cooking oil in clean, sealed metal or plastic containers and return up to 10 litres at a time to the Hartland Depot or at one of the local recyclers below. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • District of Metchosin

    4450 Happy Valley Road
    Metchosin
    250.474.3167

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • 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.