(Port Orchard) - Fats, oils, and grease from kitchens can impact sewer systems in a big way. When poured down a drain inside the house these items can quickly damage or clog sewage pipes. Whether your house is on a septic system or connected to a public sewer system, NEVER pour these items down your kitchen sink.
This holiday season residents can recycle liquid used cooking oil at no cost at locations listed below. Kitsap County Public Works contracts with a local biodiesel firm for a recycling option for residents. Whether you plan to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving or simply cook meats in the kitchen, take your used liquid cooking oils over to these locations (dispose of solid fats in regular garbage):
These facilities are closed on Thanksgiving.
Visit kcowa.us/dropoff for hours and directions.
How to use cooking oil recycling stations:Stations are for residents with cooking oil from their home kitchens. Cooking oil from businesses cannot be recycled at these stations.
Before bringing your cooking oil, filter it at home using a strainer, coffee filter, or cheesecloth. Throw away the food particles you filtered out.
Avoid spills. Pour slowly and with care into collection tank.
Take your empty container home to reuse or throw away. Do not leave it in the recycling area.
Benefits of biodiesel:Studies show that biodiesel outperforms gasoline, ethanol, and conventional diesel in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in overall fuel-efficiency. Biodiesel has also been proven to be much less toxic than diesel fuel, and is readily biodegradable. This makes it safer for distribution, use and storage. Recycling fats into a biodiesel product helps our local economy.
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