Wipe It, Green Bin It Campaign Targets Fats, Oils, and Grease in Sewers

The Township of Langley is supporting Metro Vancouver’s Wipe It, Green Bin It campaign, which asks residents to put fats, oils, and grease in their Green Cart, not down the drain.

The campaign is running in the lead-up to Thanksgiving and focuses on a range of foods - in addition to grease - that cause problems for our sewer system. Many people are unaware that oils and fats (such as dairy) also contribute to sewer clogs.

As part of the project, Township of Langley sewer crews are monitoring grease buildup at wastewater pump stations in two areas of Walnut Grove. Residents in targeted areas may see the campaign on their social media feeds, in their mailboxes, and in their local grocery stores.

In addition to blocking household plumbing, the disposal of fats, oils, and grease down the drain contributes to clogged sewers and overflows into homes, businesses, and the environment. Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities spend $2.7 million every year to repair damage caused by fats, oils, and grease in the sewer system.

For more information on what to do with fats, oils, and grease in your home, visit Metro Vancouver's Wipe It, Green Bin It

Engineering Division