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Grease Recycling

Effective April 1, 2009, the city launched its new Grease Recycling Program. This new program makes it easy for residents to properly dispose of household and cooking fats, oils, and greases that can cause serious, costly sewer problems by creating blockages in pipes.

Participation in the grease recycling program is free and easy. Here's how:

  • Place leftover cooking greases, frying oils, meat drippings, and bacon fats in a non-recyclable container like a coffee can or glass jar.
  • Bring the grease and oils to the city's recycling drop-off center at 1701 N. Hercules Ave.
  • Pour the contents of your container into our large barrel on-site. This center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Grease recycling is available on a drop-off basis only. Due to limited resources, there currently is no curbside pick-up of oils for recycling.