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Avoid pain in the drain this year, recycle your oil

Posted: 1:29 PM, Dec 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-20 21:30:46Z

The Clark County Water Reclamation District reminds residents to dispose of cooking oils, fats and greases properly this holiday season.  Fats, greases and grit (eggshells, rice, coffee grounds) should go in the trash, not down the drain. Used cooking oil should be recycled. 

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is partnering with Clark County Parks and Recreation and Darling Ingredients to provide four convenient locations after Christmas to drop off cooking oil to be recycled.  

Collection will be available December 26 through January 15 at Desert Breeze Park and Community Center at 8275 Spring Mountain Road, Mountain Crest Park at 4701 N. Durango and Sunset Park (Administration Parking Lot) at 2601 E. Sunset Road and the Wetlands Park (Nature Preserve and Nature Center Parking Lot) at 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane. 

Recycling used cooking oil over the holiday season, Clark County residents are helping prevent thousands of gallons of used cooking oil from clogging sewer systems.  Residents can also drop their used cooking oil off at a Republic Services Household Hazardous Waste collection site.

Cooking oil should free of water, soap suds and food scraps, and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid. The containers are to be left on the pads adjacent to the marked recycling bins.  The used cooking oil that is collected will be recycled into biofuel.  The following types of oils can be recycled:

 Grease leftover from cooking of animal fats (i.e. bacon grease) 
Vegetable Oil 
Corn oil 
Olive oil 
Peanut oil 
Sesame oil 
Soybean oil 
Sunflower oil 
Canola oil (Rapeseed oil) 
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