Preventing Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Prevent Sewer Backups by Remembering the Three "Ps"

In your kitchen, never pour Fats, Oil or Grease (FOG) down the sink. In your bathrooms remember the three “P’s”! Only Pee, Poo and Paper down the pipes. A little bit of good housekeeping by all can prevent an expensive call. Find more information about this on our Preventing Sanitary Sewer Overflows document (PDF).

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Recycle Your Cooking Oil & Grease

The Pollution Prevention Program and SeQuential are have teamed up to offer Woodland residents free recycling of their cooking oil and grease at the City's Water Pollution Control Facility.

View a holiday turkey fryer oil recycling flier (PDF).

  • Cooking oil and grease are accepted, by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed holidays).
  • The Water Pollution Control Facility is located at 42929 County Road 24. View a map to the Water Pollution Control Facility (PDF).
  • This recycling service is for our residential customers only and is not open to commercial or industrial food preparation businesses.

More Information on the Pollution Prevention Program

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Pollution Prevention Program at 530-661-2058 or 530-661-2057

Don't Flush Those Wipes

Just because the label says "flushable" doesn't mean that you should flush it. Unlike toilet paper, flushable wipes do not dissolve. Instead, they can become caught up in sewer lines, create blockages, and cause sewage overflows. Flushable wipes also get stuck in the City's sewer pumps. 

Every year, our crews spend many hours repairing pumps that have been clogged by flushable wipes. Be kind to your pipes; instead of flushing, please dispose of these products in the trash can. For more information view our Think Before You Flush flier (PDF).

Learn More about Pollution Prevention

The City of Woodland is proud to be a part of with KUIC 95.3's Hometown Green campaign. For more information, click the KUIC logo.

For information regarding flushable wipes, watch the Will it Flush? Video.

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