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Carrollton Offers Free Cooking Oil Disposal for Residents

Post Date:11/17/2016 5:42 AM

2016Cease the GreaseThe City of Carrollton will hold a Cease the Grease event for residents to properly dispose of cooking oil, often left over from large holiday meals.

Stop by the City of Carrollton Central Service Center (2711 Nimitz Lane) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 28 or Tuesday, November 29 to properly dispose of grease and cooking oil for free.

Often times, plumbing problems can result from pouring grease and food scraps down household drains. Pipe blockage can be prevented by scraping the excess from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and grills into a can or the trash. The garbage disposal is no place for grease. Proper disposal of grease will keep it out of the sewer system and away from causing damage to sewage and drain pipes as well as the environment.

If everyone takes preventative measures, there will be less plumbing issues in homes and no sewage overflows into parks, yards, or streets.

This is the ninth year Carrollton has coordinated Cease the Grease, but the first year it has partnered with the Dallas County Schools-Alternative Fuels Program which turns the waste vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel for school buses that serve the district.

For more information on the event, contact Carrollton Water Utilities at 972-466-3425.

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