Nov. 18, 2010
Help protect your pipes – and save money - by recycling used cooking oil and fats
Partnerships offer safe, easy disposal and recycling of unwanted cooking fats
Wondering what to do with the leftover fryer oil and kitchen grease after the big holiday feast? Don’t pour it down the drain – grease sticks to the inside of sewer pipes and can build up to such a point that it blocks the entire pipe, leading to expensive and unpleasant clean-ups.
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease so it can be recycled instead of ending up in landfills or drains.
During the holiday season, General Biodiesel will provide several convenient drop-off locations throughout King County where people can bring their unwanted cooking fats and grease. Locations are open 24/7, and there is no minimum amount. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit http://generalbiodiesel.com/index.php/news/.
To ensure safe and secure transport and disposal of your fats and grease, King County and General Biodiesel suggest putting the cooled material from fryers, pots or pans in a sealed container.
At the disposal tank, slowly pour the grease into the collection container to avoid splatter and mess. Be sure to close the community collection tank lid when you’re finished. Take your own containers home and leave nothing behind but the oil you deposited.
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The King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) provides garbage transfer, disposal and recycling services for residents and businesses in all of King County, except for Seattle and Milton. SWD also provides household hazardous waste disposal options and recycling education programs for its residents. Learn more at http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/index.asp.
General Biodiesel is a Seattle-based renewable energy firm that aggregates, refines and transforms regionally generated feedstock into sustainable fuel. Our company tagline of Generating Positive Energy™ reflects both what we produce and our commitment to making a meaningful and measurable contribution to the environment, people and communities we serve.