Cooking Oil & Grease

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Organics (Food and Yard) Container

Large amounts, such as the used oil from turkey fryers or french fries, need to be dropped off at a Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Small amounts of cooled, solid grease  (i.e. bacon grease) and fatty food scraps go in the green cart for organics composting.  To keep the material contained and your cart clean, make sure it is wrapped in some type of paper product, like napkins.

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Business that are under the F.O.G. (fats, oils & grease) rules must have a separate, special collection program for this material.

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Never Pour Down the Drain

Do not pour used vegetable oil or cooking grease down your sink drain. Liquid oil can clog the drain and damage pipes in your home.

Let It Solidify

Do not dispose of hot cooking oil until it has cooled down. You can stick the pan in the freezer to speed up the process, or seal the cooking oil in a jar. Then, scrape the cooking oil into the trash.

fryaway

FryAway Hardens your Oil

FryAway is a cooking oil solidifier. Adding this powder to used cooking oil will transform it into a solid that can be disposed of with organic food waste.

Ways to Reuse

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Filter and Reuse It

You can reuse cooking oil more than ten times. Simply filter out the food particles by straining the oil into a clean container.

Did You Know?

Cars Running on Cooking Grease

Many companies and cities are beginning to ask people to donate oil, grease and fat for the creation of biodiesel. Places all around the country have achieved success, from Hawaii to LouisianaPennsylvania and New York. The homebrew fuel movement has taken off, and biofuels are becoming a competitive fuel choice.

During WWII, Disney Helped Turn Bacon into Bombs

“Don’t throw out those lovely puddles of grease drippings — save them for our boys on the front line.”

Learn more.