Tips for the Kitchen

Easy Things You Can Do to Save Water
  • Thawing food under the tap wastes water. Take food out of the freezer early to allow plenty of time to thaw in the fridge.
  • Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge instead of running the tap for cold water.
  • Clean fruits and vegetables in a partially filled sink.
  • Steaming vegetables uses less water while keeping more nutrients in the food.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it is full, and use the energy saver or shortest cycle.
  • Don't let the tap run continuously when washing dishes by hand. Use the second side of the sink for rinse water.
  • Turn taps off tightly, but gently so they don't drip.
  • Never put garbage of any kind down the drain.
  • cooking fat and greases
  • paints and solvents
  • pesticides and other chemicals
  • toxic household cleaners
Instead, use durable containers to store these hazardous products and then dispose of them at the bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup held at the Public Works Yard (4402 - 51 Avenue), every third weekend in June, and every second weekend in October.