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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Holiday Grease Roundup

Red turkey inside a drain on a yellow background with text cease the grease.

Cooking for the holidays? Don’t pour your grease down the drain. Recycle it for free instead! 

The City of Red Oak is hosting a “Holiday Grease Roundup” from November 22 until January 10. Instead of dumping your fats, oils and greases (FOG) down the drain, residents can dispose of them at the self-service drop-off located outside the Red Oak Public Works Offices (411 W Red Oak Dr.) 

By dropping off used cooking oil and grease, participants are ensuring the FOG is disposed of properly. When FOG is poured down the drain, it hardens and builds up over time, leading to clogged pipes that are inconvenient and costly to repair and can result in sewage backups into homes or sewage overflowing into streets and local waterways. If the sewer overflows, city crews shut down streets, tying up traffic and increasing expenses for both residents and the city. By recycling this FOG instead, Holiday Grease Roundup participants are diverting a valuable resource from landfills and turning this resource into a clean and green alternative fuel. 

PLEASE NOTE: This collection is for cooking oil and grease only. Motor oil and other automotive fluids are not accepted.

This event is hosted in partnership with Wastewater and Treatment Education Roundtable and North Central Texas Council of Governments

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