The Clark County Water Reclamation District encourages everyone to put their Thanksgiving drippings and leftovers into the trash, not the drain. Recycling used cooking oil over the Thanksgiving holiday, Clark County residents are helping prevent thousands of gallons of used cooking oil from clogging sewer systems.
The Clark County Water Reclamation District, under it’s “Pain in the Drain” campaign designed to decrease the amount of sewer blockages and overflows caused by fat, oil, grease and grit (FOGG) disposed of in drains by customers, is partnering with Clark County Parks and Recreation and Darling Ingredients to provide four convenient locations to drop off cooking oil to be recycled. Collection will be available Friday, November 24 through Friday, December 1 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.
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)
Canola oil (Rapeseed oil)