This holiday season, a friendly reminder to avoid pouring grease down the drain. The festive season, known for its indulgent fried turkeys, buttery dishes, and savory gravy, can wreak havoc on household pipes and sewer systems. Fats, oils, and grease washed down the drain tend to cling to the inner surfaces of pipes, solidifying over time and creating blockages and sewer backups.
To combat this issue, a free and environmentally friendly solution is available. From November 13 to January 12, you can drop off your used cooking oil in a securely sealed container at the collection bin situated at Valley View Municipal Complex, located at 333 Valley View Lane. The drop-off service is available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The collected cooking oil and grease will undergo recycling processes, ultimately transforming them into biodiesel or biogas. This not only reduces landfill waste but also produces a clean and green alternative fuel source. It's important to note that this event is exclusively for the collection of used cooking oil and grease. For used motor oil, residents should utilize household hazardous waste disposal locations.