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2017 North Texas Holiday Grease Roundup: Nov. 27-Jan. 8

Cease the Grease Collection Event

Don't pour your Thanksgiving grease down the drain—round it up and recycle it for free instead!

Thanksgiving, with its fried turkeys, buttery foods, and gravy, can be hard on the diet—and on pipes and sewer systems. When fats, oils, and grease are washed down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes, hardening and building up until they cause clogs and sewer backups. This can cause sewage to overflow into homes, streets, and local waterways. Whether the repairs are in your home or in the street, it can be costly and inconvenient. If the sewer overflows, city crews have to shut down streets, tying up traffic and increasing expenses for both residents and municipalities.

So instead of washing your grease down the drain, participate in the 2017 Holiday Grease Roundup and recycle it for free! The 2017 Holiday Grease Roundup kicks off Monday, November 27, and ends Monday, January 8.

Several municipalities (the Cities of Cedar Hill, Garland, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mansfield, and Red Oak) are partnering with the North Texas Municipal Water District, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Wastewater And Treatment Education Roundtable to help protect sewer systems and the environment by either providing additional drop-off locations or highlighting their existing services.

The collected cooking oil and grease will be recycled into biodiesel or biogas, which reduces landfill waste and produces an alternative fuel that is clean and green.

For specific drop-off locations or other city services, see the linked flyers and map below.

(This is a used cooking oil and grease collection only; used motor oil should be brought to a household hazardous waste location or an automotive supply store.)

Find drop-off locations near you

This map shows all the locations where you may drop off your used cooking oil from Nov. 27-Jan. 8. Click an item on the map for more details.


How to transfer cooking oil and grease

Check out this video for some quick tips on how to easily transfer your used cooking oil: