Pollution Prevention Program
The Pollution Prevention Program focuses on commercial and industrial dischargers not regulated under the Wastewater Industrial Pretreatment Program. Pollution prevention includes education and enforcement to prevent conditions that lead to sanitary sewer overflows. 

Pretreatment Program staff also assists with Woodland’s stormwater management program by inspecting stormwater treatment devices and by monitoring adherence to storm water pollution prevention plans on construction sites.

Grease goes from the Pan... to the Can!
La grasa va de la Sarten... a la Lata!

Cooking fats, oils, and grease are great for frying and coating pots and pans.  But, they also clog drains pipes and cause sewer pipes to back up.  Keep your pipes running free!  Cool down your cooking fats, oils, and grease, then pour them into a can - not down the drain.  Trash the can - not your pipes. 

Also, wipe out pots and pans with a paper towel before doing dishes - you will use less soap and decrease clogs.

Click here for more information.

Recycle your cooking oil and cooking grease…

City of Woodland residents can recycle their cooking oil and grease free at the City of Woodland’s Water Pollution Control Facility.

Appointments are needed and oil will be accepted Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed holidays).

The City of Woodland Water Pollution Control Facility is located at 42929 County Road 24 (east of the intersection of Gibson Road and County Road 102).  Click here for a map.

This recycling service is not open to commercial food preparation businesses. Commercial food preparation businesses can contact a grease rendering company for commercial cooking oil hauling and recycling services.

This recycling service is being provided by the City of Woodland Public Works Pollution Prevention Program, and North State Rendering Company Inc. 

To schedule an appointment, please call 530-661-2057.

Did you know that when you pour your cooking grease down the drain it can clog your pipes? 

It happens all the time and eventually leads to expensive plumbing bills when a plumber comes out to your house to unplug the pipes.  Of course, this is after the grease has accumulated on the pipes over time.  But what you may not know is the grease also builds up in the sewer collection system, which can also lead to eventual blockages in the sewer lines, causing the sewage to overflow into the streets or even in your yard.

For more information regarding the Fat-Free Sewers campaign, please visit the Water Environment Federation website.

Pollution Prevention - Ways you can make a difference today! 

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

Click Play to hear KUIC Home Energy Tips & City of Woodland Fats, Oils, and Grease Tips. 

Click Play to hear KUIC Paper Recycling Tips & City of Woodland Baby & Cleaning Wipe Disposal Tips. 

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