Help protect your pipes – and save money - by recycling used cooking oil and fats

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

from King county Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Don’t pour leftover fryer oil and kitchen grease 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 drop-off locations where people can bring their unwanted cooking fats and grease.

There are two locations in Shoreline:

    • Central Market: 15505 Westminster Way N, Shoreline 98133
        - Underneath awning at the main entrance. This one is available 24/7.
    • Solid Waste Transfer Station: 2300 N 165th St, Shoreline 98133.  Tell the gate attendant you are dropping off used cooking oil and you'll be directed to the collection station.

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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