Pasco County collects on average 2000 gallons of used cooking oil annually. Keeping fats and oils out of the collection system is critical.
Never pour fats, oils or grease down the sink or toilet. Grease can clog pipes. Fats, grease and oil are among the primary causes of residential pipeline and sewer main clogs, resulting in sewer spills and overflows.
Cooking Oils - vegetable, corn, peanut, olive, coconut, etc.
Grease - lard, butter, shortening, bacon grease, etc.
Fats, oils and grease can be mixed in a single container.
Motor oil, fuels, antifreeze, and chemicals should NOT be mixed with cooking oils.
Five Steps to Recycling Cooking Oils
Obtain a plastic jug or container
Label the container, "Cooking Oil for Recycling"
Pour used cooking oil, fats, and grease into the container and place in a safe place
Add the fats, oils, and grease until the container is full
Bring the full container to one of the recycling locations