Cooking oil and grease can clog drains when poured down the kitchen sink.
This causes sanitary sewer backups and overflows that are a health hazard and a threat to the environment. When the pipe is blocked, raw sewage comes up through clean-outs or city manholes, contaminating the soil and waterways.
Used grease and cooking oil should be poured into a non-leaking container and taken to a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event for recycling. HHW events are scheduled regularly. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register online or call 972-237-8055.
We will accept household and automotive batteries, pharmaceuticals, motor oil, cooking oil, paint, aerosol cans, fluorescent bulbs, and household, landscape, and pool chemicals. We will not accept explosives, gas cylinders, fireworks, medical waste, radioactive materials, or municipal trash. No commercial waste is accepted.
How can you help?
- Don’t put grease down drains.
- After cooking, collect grease with a paper towel or newspaper and dispose of it in the garbage.
- Collect grease in a container and save it in the refrigerator until you throw it in the garbage.
- Wipe grease from your plates and cookware with napkins or paper towels prior to washing.
- Don’t dump food scraps high in fat down the disposal. Put the scraps in the compost or garbage.
- Whenever meat is drained in a colander, place the colander over newspaper instead of the sink, then throw the newspaper away.
- Never dump motor oil or other lubricants down the drain. Take used oil to the nearest collection point, such as an auto distributor.
- When deep frying, collect the used cooking oil in a container, and dispose of it in the garbage.