Source Control is a prevention strategy that aims to reduce or eliminate contaminants that can potentially enter the sewer system and ultimately the receiving environment.
SOURCE CONTROL WILL HELP TO:
There are currently more than 50,000 different types of chemicals and allied products manufactured in North America. Many of these are contained in a variety of industrial, commercial and household products commonly used throughout the Regional District. Some of these products, known as Controlled Products under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation, have toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive properties. These products have the potential to cause problems when discharged to sewers and storm drains.
Improper disposal of Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG), which are found in many foods such as meats, sauce, salad dressing, deep-fried foods, pastries, cheese and butter can cause blockages in household drains and in municipal sewage collection system pipes.
Although some household or small business wastes may seem insignificant on an individual daily discharge basis, collectively, the amount of waste discharged is significant and a long-term concern.
Click Here for more information on what not to put down your drain.
THE SOLUTION Decrease the amount of chemicals that end up in the receiving environment by properly disposing of FOGs and hazardous waste. Please visit our BE SEWER SMART webpage to learn WHAT YOU CAN DO to help protect the environment and reduce the demands on our municipal pollution control facilities.
WHERE CAN YOU DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTES?
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (250) 758-7777
Newalta Corporation (250) 722-3885
Mowawk Lubricants 1-877-267-8892
Unilog Medical Solutions 1-888-218-1222 or (250) 729-7098
For more information on Local Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites:
Tel: Nanaimo Zero Waste 1-888-999-8227
Online: Click Here
How can I get more information?
Contact the Liquid Waste Department
Nanaimo Area: (250) 390-6560
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Area: (250) 954-3792
Toll Free in BC: 1-877-607-4111